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The Assembly Learning Grants and Loans (Higher Education) (Wales) Regulations 2006

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PART 4GRANTS FOR FEES

Qualifying conditions for grants for fees

12.—(1) Subject to regulations 6 and 7, an old system eligible student qualifies in accordance with this regulation for a grant in respect of the fees(1) for an academic year payable by the student in respect of, or otherwise in connection with, the student’s attendance on a designated course.

(2) The amount of the grant for fees in respect of an academic year is determined in accordance with regulations 13 or 14.

(3) An eligible student does not qualify for support in respect of an academic year if—

(a)in relation to that year he or she is eligible to receive any payment under a healthcare bursary the amount of which is calculated by reference to his or her income;

(b)in relation to that year he or she is eligible to receive a Scottish healthcare allowance the amount of which is calculated by reference to his or her income;

(c)he or she is participating in the action scheme of the European Community for the mobility of university students known as ERASMUS(2) and—

(i)his or her course is a course referred to in regulation 5(1)(d); and

(ii)all the periods of study during the academic year are at an institution outside the United Kingdom; or

(d)he or she is undertaking a flexible postgraduate ITT course.

Amount of grants for fees at a publicly funded institution

13.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, the amount of the grant for fees in respect of an academic year of a designated course at a publicly-funded institution is £1,200.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4) the amount of the grant for fees in respect of an academic year is £600 in the following cases—

(a)the final year of the course where that year is ordinarily required to be completed after less than 15 weeks' attendance;

(b)in respect of a sandwich course, an academic year—

(i)during which any periods of full-time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks; or

(ii)if in respect of that academic year and any previous academic years of the course the aggregate of any one or more periods of attendance which are not periods of full-time study at the institution (disregarding intervening vacations) exceeds 30 weeks;

(c)in respect of a course for the initial training of teachers (including a course leading to a first degree), an academic year during which any periods of full-time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks;

(d)in respect of a course provided in conjunction with an overseas institution, an academic year—

(i)during which the periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom are in aggregate less than 10 weeks; or

(ii)if in respect of that academic year and any previous academic years of the course the aggregate of any one or more periods of attendance which are not periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom (disregarding intervening vacations) exceeds 30 weeks; or

(e)in respect of an academic year of a course provided by the British Institute in Paris which began before 1 September 2001.

(3) In the case of a designated course at Heythrop College, the amount of grant for fees in respect of an academic year is £2,145.

(4) A deduction may be made from the grant for fees determined under paragraph (1) or (2) in accordance with regulation 46.

Amount of the grant for fees for a course at a private institution

14.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, the amount of the grant for fees in respect of an academic year of a designated course at a private institution is £1,125.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (4), (5) and (6), the amount of the grant for fees in respect of an academic year of a designated course at a private institution is £1,200 if—

(a)the designated course begins on or after 1 September 2001

(b)the designated course is provided on behalf of a publicly-funded institution; and

(c)none of the circumstances in regulation 13(2) applies.

(3) Subject to paragraphs (4), (5) and (6), the amount of the grant for fees in respect of an academic year at a private institution is £600 if—

(a)the designated course begins on or after 1 September 2001;

(b)the designated course is provided on or behalf of a publicly funded institution; and

(c)one or more of the circumstances in regulation 13(2) applies.

(4) In the case of a designated course at the University of Buckingham, the amount of grant for fees in respect of an academic year is £2,840.

(5) In the case of a designated course at the Guildhall School of Music, the amount of the grant for fees in respect of an academic year is £4,355.

(6) A deduction may be made from the grant for fees in accordance with regulation 46.

(1)

“fees” (“ffioedd”) is defined in section 28(1) of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 (c. 30).

(2)

ERASMUS is part of the European Community action programme SOCRATES; OJ No L28, 3.2.2000, p1.

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