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The Assembly Learning Grants and Loans (Higher Education) (Wales) Regulations 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 GENERAL

    1. 1.Title, commencement and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Revocation, savings and transitional provisions

  3. PART 2 ELIGIBILITY

    1. 4.Eligible students

    2. 5.Designated courses

    3. 6.Period of eligibility

    4. 7.Previous study

    5. 8.Transfer of status

  4. PART 3 APPLYING FOR SUPPORT AND PROVISION OF INFORMATION

    1. 9.Applications for support

    2. 10.Time limits

    3. 11.Information

    4. 12.Requirement to enter into a contract for a loan

  5. PART 4 GRANTS AND LOANS FOR FEES

    1. CHAPTER 1 GENERAL PROVISION

      1. 13.Fee Support Generally

      2. 14.Students becoming eligible during the course of an academic year

      3. 15.Events

    2. CHAPTER 2 GRANTS FOR FEES

      1. 16.Grants for fees: qualifying conditions for old system eligible students

      2. 17.Amount of grants for fees at a publicly funded institution and at a private institution on behalf of a publicly funded institution: old system eligible students

      3. 18.Amount of the grant for fees at a private institution (not on behalf of a publicly funded institution): old system eligible students

      4. 19.New fee grant

    3. CHAPTER 3 FEE CONTRIBUTION LOANS AND FEE LOANS

      1. 20.General qualifying conditions for fee contribution loans and fee loans

      2. 21.Fee contribution loans (for old system eligible students)

      3. 22.Fee loans: new system eligible students not qualifying for new fee grant

      4. 23.Fee loans: new system eligible students qualifying for new fee grant

  6. PART 5 GRANTS FOR LIVING COSTS

    1. 24.General qualifying conditions for grants for living costs

    2. 25.Grants for disabled students' living costs

    3. 26.Grants for dependants — general

    4. 27.Grants for dependants — adult dependants' grant

    5. 28.Grants for dependants — childcare grant

    6. 29.Grants for dependants — parents' learning allowance

    7. 30.Grants for dependants — calculations

    8. 31.Grants for dependants — interpretation

    9. 32.Interpretation of regulations 33 to 35

    10. 33.Qualifying conditions for the grant for travel

    11. 34.Amount of the grant for travel

    12. 35.Deductions from the grant for travel

    13. 36.Higher education grants

    14. 37.Maintenance grant

    15. 38.Maintenance grant — new system eligible students who are not new cohort students

    16. 39.Maintenance grant — new system eligible students who are 2010 cohort students

    17. 40.Maintenance grant — new system eligible students who are 2011 cohort students

    18. 41.Special support grant

    19. 42.Special support grant — new system eligible students who are not new cohort students

    20. 43.Special support grant — new system eligible students who are 2010 cohort students

    21. 44.Special support grant — new system eligible students who are 2011 cohort students

  7. PART 6 LOANS FOR LIVING COSTS

    1. 45.Qualifying conditions for loans for living costs

    2. 46.General

    3. 47.Maximum amount of loans for old system eligible students with full entitlement

    4. 48.Maximum amount of loans for new system eligible students with full entitlement who are not new cohort students

    5. 49.(1) This regulation applies to a type 1 or type...

    6. 50.Maximum amount of loans for new system eligible students with full entitlement who are 2010 cohort students

    7. 51.Maximum amount of loans for new system eligible students with full entitlement who are 2011 cohort students

    8. 52.Students with reduced entitlement

    9. 53.Students residing with parents

    10. 54.Loans for living costs payable in respect of three quarters of the academic year

    11. 55.Students falling into more than one category

    12. 56.Students becoming eligible during the course of an academic year

    13. 57.Increases in maximum amount

    14. 58.Deductions from loans for living costs

    15. 59.Interpretation of Part 6

  8. PART 7 GENERAL LOAN PROVISIONS

    1. 60.Additional amount of loans

  9. PART 8 COLLEGE FEE LOANS

    1. 61.College Fee Loans

  10. PART 9 FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT

    1. 62.Calculation of contribution

    2. 63.Application of contribution

  11. PART 10 PAYMENTS

    1. 64.Payment of grants or loans for fees

    2. 65.Payment of grants for living costs

    3. 66.Provision of United Kingdom national insurance number

    4. 67.Information requirements

    5. 68.Payment of loans for living costs

    6. 69.Overpayments

    7. 70.Payments — interpretation

  12. PART 11 SUPPORT FOR FULL-TIME DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES

    1. 71.Eligible distance learning students

    2. 72.Students becoming eligible during the course of the academic year

    3. 73.Designated distance learning courses

    4. 74.Period of eligibility

    5. 75.Support for distance learning courses

    6. 76.Amount of support

    7. 77.Interpretation of regulation 76

    8. 78.Grant for disabled distance learning students' living costs

    9. 79.Applications for support

    10. 80.Declarations provided by academic authorities

    11. 81.Information

    12. 82.Transfer of status

    13. 83.Conversion of status — eligible students transferring to designated distance learning courses

    14. 84.Conversion of status — eligible distance learning students transferring to designated courses

    15. 85.Payment of grants for fees

    16. 86.Payment of grants for books, travel and other expenditure and grants for disabled distance learning students' living costs

    17. 87.Overpayments

  13. PART 12 SUPPORT FOR PART-TIME COURSES

    1. 88.Eligible part-time students

    2. 89.Students becoming eligible during the course of the academic year

    3. 90.Designated part-time courses

    4. 91.Period of eligibility

    5. 92.Support for part-time courses (fee grant and grant for books, travel and other expenditure)

    6. 93.Grants for disabled part-time students' living costs

    7. 94.Part-time grants for dependants — general

    8. 95.(1) The part-time grants for dependants consist of the following...

    9. 96.Part-time adult dependants' grant

    10. 97.Part-time childcare grant

    11. 98.Part-time parents' learning allowance

    12. 99.Part-time grants for dependants — initial calculations

    13. 100.Part-time grants for dependants — interpretation

    14. 101.Part-time grants for dependants — calculation of contribution

    15. 102.Part-time grants for dependants — application of contribution

    16. 103.Part-time grants for dependants — final calculation

    17. 104.Applications for support

    18. 105.Assistance with fees in respect of attendance on a course in England, Northern Ireland or Scotland

    19. 106.Information and other matters

    20. 107.Transfer of status

    21. 108.Conversion of status

    22. 109.Payment of support to eligible part-time students

    23. 110.(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, the Welsh Ministers may...

    24. 111.Interpretation of regulation 110

    25. 112.Payment of grants for fees

    26. 113.Overpayments

  14. PART 13 SUPPORT FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

    1. 114.Eligible postgraduate students

    2. 115.Students becoming eligible during the course of the academic year

    3. 116.Designated postgraduate courses

    4. 117.Period of eligibility

    5. 118.Transfer of status

    6. 119.Applications for support

    7. 120.Information

    8. 121.Amount of grant

    9. 122.Payment of grant

    10. 123.Overpayments

  15. PART 14 AMENDMENT OF THE 2009 REGULATIONS

    1. 124.Amendment of the 2009 Regulations

    2. 125.In regulation 2(1)— (a) for the definition of “bursary year”...

    3. 126.In regulation 2(7)(a)(i), after “teachers” insert “or an academic year...

    4. 127.For regulation 5(1)(b)(iii), substitute— (iii) a course for the initial...

    5. 128.In regulation 7(5)(a), after “social worker” insert “, medical doctor,...

    6. 129.Omit regulation 7(6).

    7. 130.(1) For regulation 24(6)(e)(iv), substitute— (iv) a Regional Health and...

    8. 131.(1) In regulation 32(2), for “or the Institute” substitute “,...

    9. 132.(1) In regulation 43(8)(a), omit “and”. (2) At the end...

    10. 133.In regulation 56(1)(c), after “institution” insert “or attending an overseas...

    11. 134.Omit— (a) regulation 60(2); and (b) regulation 60(13).

    12. 135.In regulation 109(4)(a)(v), omit “by the General Social Care Council”....

    13. 136.In paragraph 1(1) in Schedule 1, in the definition of...

    14. 137.(1) In sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 5 of Schedule 5—...

  16. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Eligible Students

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Interpretation

      2. PART 2 Categories

        1. 2.Persons who are settled in the United Kingdom

        2. 3.A person who— (a) is settled in the United Kingdom...

        3. 4.Refugees and their family members

        4. 5.Persons with leave to enter or remain and their family members

        5. 6.Workers, employed persons, self-employed persons and their family members

        6. 7.A person who— (a) is ordinarily resident in Wales on...

        7. 8.Persons who are settled in the United Kingdom and have exercised a right of residence elsewhere

        8. 9.EU nationals

        9. 10.(1) A person who— (a) is an EU national other...

        10. 11.Children of Swiss nationals

        11. 12.Children of Turkish workers

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      DESIGNATED COURSES

      1. 1.A first degree course.

      2. 2.A course for the Diploma of Higher Education.

      3. 3.A course for the Higher National Diploma or Higher National...

      4. 4.A course for the certificate of Higher Education.

      5. 5.A course for the initial training of teachers.

      6. 6.A course for the further training of youth and community...

      7. 7.A course in preparation for a professional examination of a...

      8. 8.A course— (a) providing education (whether or not in preparation...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      INFORMATION

      1. 1.Every applicant, eligible student, eligible distance learning student, eligible part-time...

      2. 2.Every applicant, eligible student, eligible distance learning student, eligible part-time...

      3. 3.Information provided to the Welsh Ministers under these Regulations must...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      COLLEGE FEE LOANS

      1. 1.Availability of college fee loans

      2. 2.A person qualifies for a college fee loan if the...

      3. 3.An eligible student who falls within paragraph 9 of Part...

      4. 4.Disabled students

      5. 5.Students becoming eligible during the course of an academic year

      6. 6.The events are— (a) the student, the student’s spouse, civil...

      7. 7.A college fee loan is available in respect of each...

      8. 8.Where a qualifying student is allowed to study the content...

      9. 9.In this Schedule “standard academic year” (“blwyddyn academaidd safonol”) means...

      10. 10.Amount of the college fee loan

      11. 11.Transfers

      12. 12.Payment

      13. 13.Conditions of entitlement to payment of college fee loan

      14. 14.Information requirements

      15. 15.Overpayment

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT

      1. 1.Definitions

      2. 2.Independent eligible student

      3. 3.Household income

      4. 4.Calculation of eligible student’s residual income

      5. 5.Calculation of parent’s residual income

      6. 6.Calculation of eligible student’s partner’s residual income

      7. 7.Calculation of parent’s partner’s residual income

      8. 8.Calculation of contribution — old system eligible students

      9. 9.Calculation of contribution — new system eligible students

      10. 10.Split contributions

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT — PART-TIME GRANTS FOR DEPENDANTS

      1. 1.Definitions

      2. 2.Household income

      3. 3.Calculation of eligible part-time student’s residual income

      4. 4.Calculation of eligible part-time student’s partner’s residual income

      5. 5.Calculation of contribution

      6. 6.Split contributions

  17. Explanatory Note

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