University Student Support 2018/19
From 2018/19, Wales will be the first country in Europe to introduce equivalent maintenance support across full-time and part-time undergraduates, as well as post-graduates.
Government estimates show that a third of full-time students will receive the maximum grant, which is £8,100 for a student living away from home.
Wondering how to pay for your sixth form, college or university course?
Are you a sixth form student or studying at a college in Wales?
- The money you get will depend on your individual circumstances
- If you’re 16 to 18 years old you may be eligible for an
Education Maintenance Allowance - EMA
- If you’re aged 19 and over and studying for a further education course at college you may be eligible for a Welsh Government Learning Grant - WGLG (FE)
- You will not need to pay back any money if you qualify for EMA or WGLG (FE)
- The deadline date for applying for student finance in academic year 2017/18 is 12 May 2017.
Are you applying for university this year or already studying at university?
- The money you get will depend on your circumstances
- You can apply for loans and grants to pay for your tuition fees and towards your living costs
- Extra support is available if you have special circumstances such as a disability or if you have children
- You will need to pay back loans but not grants
- What financial support is available?
- How and when to apply
Some courses have other funding options available:
- Always apply for loans and grants as soon as possible to avoid delays in payment
- You can apply online or complete a paper application form
- You’ll need to have a bank or building society account for the money to be paid into
- College and university websites will also have information about student finance and you can also ask about this at open days and interviews