Part-time Higher Education Students
Full details of what financial help is available can be accessed by visiting the Student Finance Wales (SFW) website www.studentfinancewales.co.uk. This site provides on-line services and information for those interested in the financial help available to higher education students.
How to apply?
You can get your application form PTG1 (normally available in the late summer) from the SFWCC by ringing 08456 028845 or from us, your Local Authority (LA) (tel: 01970 633650).
Once you have filled in the form, take it to your university or college so that they can confirm certain details. On its return, you should send the completed form to your LA so that we may decide your entitlement to financial help.
Method of Payment
The Student Loans Company (SLC) will pay the fee grant straight to your college and the course grant straight to you as a single payment.
Higher Education Students
Loans for Cost of Living; Tuition Fees Loans and Grants; Assembly Learning Grant; Special Support Grant; Adult Dependants' Grant; Parents' Learning Allowance; Childcare Grant; Disabled Students' Allowances.
Full details of what financial help is available can be accessed by visiting the Student Finance Wales (SFW) website www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/. This site provides on-line services and information for those interested in the financial help available to higher education students.
New students who are pursuing higher education courses are eligible to claim support in accordance with the Welsh Assembly Government's Assembly Learning Grants and Loans (Higher Education) (Wales) Regulations. You will need to apply on-line from the SFW website. You should apply to the Local Authority (LA) where you are normally resident. You should apply to Ceredigion LA if you or your parents or guardians or spouse pay Council Tax to this Authority. Existing students will also need to apply on-line (they will receive reminders of this).
Your application should be made within 9 months of the start of your academic year. The application process can be set out as follows:
- Step 1 – Submit your application as soon as possible. Make sure you and your family include all evidence you have been asked to provide
- Step 2 – If your application is in order, the LA will assess and process your details. The SFW will send you notice of the support you are entitled to. This will normally be around 6 weeks after you make your application, if you have provided all the requested information
- Step 3 – Your money will be paid directly into your bank account after you register on your course at the start of term. If you have taken out a loan to cover all or part of your tuition fees, this will be paid directly to your university or college. The LA will advise you separately of your entitlement and the method of payment should you be entitled to receive the Disabled Students' Allowance
For details please refer to the Student Finance Wales (SFW) website www.studentfinancewales.co.uk
Please note: If you miss your deadline, there is no guarantee that you will receive a payment at the start of term.