New Part-time Undergraduate Student Finance for - 2017/18
Funding for Welsh Domiciled Students
Tuition Fee Loan
If you're a new part-time or a distance learning student starting your course on or after 1st September 2014 you could get a Tuition Fee Loan to help pay for your tuition fees.
The maximum Tuition Fee Loan available for Welsh and EU students attending a Welsh HEI is £2,625.
If the tuition fee charged by the University or College is more than the Tuition Fee Loan available, then you will have to fund the difference yourself. You must also be studying an average course intensity of at least 25% to get a Tuition Fee Loan. A Tuition Fee Loan is available to UK students regardless of your household income.
How to apply and when
You can apply by downloading a PTL1 application form from the following website NOW:
Student currently living in Wales: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk
Extra Financial Help
Disabled Students' Allowance
Part-time students with disabilities, long-term health conditions or or specific learning difficulties, including distance learning students who are studying at least 25% of a full-time course, may be able to get Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). DSA can help pay the extra costs you have (in relation to studying for a course of higher education) as a direct result of your disability or specific learning difficulty. DSA does not depend on your income or that of your family and will not have to be repaid at the end of your studies. To apply for DSA, you will need to fill in an additional form called a DSA1 which you can download from the website listed above.
For further information, support and advice you can contact our Disability Service website by here:
Parents Learning Allowance - PLA
If you have dependent children, you may be entitled to apply for the Parents Learning Allowance. How much you will receive will depend on your household income and the intensity of study - minimum 50%. You will not have to repay this allowance at the end of your studies.
Helps with childcare costs if you have dependent children in registered or approved childcare. How much you will receive will depend on your taxable household income and intensity of study - minimum 50%. You will not have to repay this grant at the end of your studies.
Adult Dependant Grant - ADG
If you have a partner or another adult, who is financially dependant on you, you can apply for the Adult Dependant Grant. How much you'll receive will depend on your household income and the intensity of study - minimum 50%. You will not have to repay this grant at the end of your studies.
To apply for the extra financial help you will be sent the appropriate forms by Student Finance Wales or they can be downloaded from their website: