78.—(1) A 2008 or 2009 cohort student qualifies for a long courses loan in connection with the student’s attendance on a designated course if the student—

(a)qualifies for a loan for living costs under this Part;

(b)is required to attend the course for a period exceeding 30 weeks and 3 days in an academic year; and

(c)is not a student with reduced entitlement.

(2) The maximum amount of the long courses loan is where—

*X*is calculated in accordance with paragraph (3),*Y*is calculated in accordance with paragraph (4).

(3) Where a 2008 or 2009 cohort student is required to attend a course for a period exceeding 30 weeks and 3 days in an academic year, the number of weeks or part weeks of attendance in the academic year beyond 30 weeks and 3 days is multiplied by the relevant amount in paragraph (5).

(4) Where a 2008 or 2009 cohort student attends a course for a period of not less than 45 weeks in any continuous period of 52 weeks, the total number of weeks in the 52-week period during which the student does not attend is multiplied by the relevant amount in paragraph (5).

(5) The amount is—

(a)for a student in category A, £54;

(b)for a student in category B, £106;

(c)for a student in category C, £115;

(d)for a student in category D, £83.

(6) A deduction from the amount of long courses loan calculated in accordance with this regulation may be made in accordance with Part 8.