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

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Fee loans: new system eligible students qualifying for new fee grant

23.—(1) A new system eligible student who qualifies for a new fee grant may apply under this regulation for a fee loan in respect of the new system eligible student’s attendance on the qualifying designated course.

(2) The maximum amount of fee loan available under this regulation is the lesser of—

(a)£1,345 or, where any of the circumstances in regulation 17(4) apply, £665; and

(b)the remainder of the fees payable by the new system eligible student less an amount equal to the new fee grant in respect of or otherwise in connection with that year.

(3) Where the new system eligible student has applied for a fee loan of less than the maximum amount available in relation to an academic year, the new system eligible student may apply to borrow an additional amount which, when added to the amount already applied for, does not exceed that maximum.

(4) If the new system eligible student’s status as an eligible student is transferred from a qualifying designated course to another qualifying designated course under these Regulations and one of the circumstances in paragraph (5) applies, the new system eligible student may borrow an additional amount by way of fee loan in respect of the academic year of the course to which the new system eligible student transfers.

(5) The circumstances referred to in paragraph (4) are—

(a)the fees payable in respect of the academic year of the course to which the new system eligible student transfers exceed the fees payable in respect of the academic year of the course from which the student has transferred; and

(b)the academic year of the course to which the new system eligible student transfers does not begin on a later date than the academic year of the course from which the new system eligible student has transferred.

(6) Where paragraph (5)(a) applies, the additional amount that the new system eligible student may borrow in respect of the academic year to which the new system eligible student transfers must not exceed an amount equal to the fees payable by the new system eligible student in respect of that academic year less the amount of any fee loan the new system eligible student has taken out and/or any new fee grant that the new system eligible student has received in respect of the academic year from which the new system eligible student has transferred.

(7) Where paragraph (5)(b) applies, the additional amount that the new system eligible student may borrow in respect of the academic year to which the new system eligible student transfers must not exceed the lesser of—

(a)£3,375 or, where one of the circumstances in regulation 17(4) applies, £1,680; and

(b)the remainder of fees payable by the new system eligible student less an amount equal to the new fee grant in respect of, or otherwise in connection with, that year.

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