The support is a combination of grants (Maintenance Grant) and loans (Maintenance Loan), similar to full-time students

3. Part-time undergraduates

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Eligible first time undergraduates who study part-time are able to apply for support for living costs on a pro-rata basis.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and your course starts on or after ount of grant and loan you get will depend on the intensity of your course and your household income. The figures below are a guide to new part-time students only and show the maximum amounts you could get.

In most cases it’s easy to identify if you are a new or continuing student but there may be circumstances based on your previous learning that could have a bearing on what and how you apply. If you’re unsure whether you qualify as a new or continuing student, check your status with your University or Student Finance Wales.

You must be studying at a course intensity of at least 25% to get a part-time grant and loan for living costs and to apply for a part-time tuition fee loan. Students studying with the Open University in Wales must apply for part-time support, regardless of intensity of study.

The amount of grant is based on a full-time equivalent of ?6,000, reduced by ?1 for every additional ?6.84 of income above ?25,000, and prorated by intensity of study.