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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Title, commencement and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Revocation, savings and transitional provisions

  3. PART 2

    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

    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

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 13.Fee Support Generally

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

      3. 15.Events

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. 16.Fee grant

      2. 17.New fee grant

    3. CHAPTER 3

      1. 18.General qualifying conditions for fee loans

      2. 19.Fee loans in respect of courses beginning before 1 September 2012: new system eligible students not qualifying for a fee grant

      3. 20.Fee loans in respect of courses beginning before 1 September 2012: new system eligible students qualifying for a fee grant

      4. 21.New fee loan in respect of courses beginning on or after 1 September 2012

      5. 22.New private institution fee loan

      6. 23.Accelerated graduate entry fee loan

  6. PART 5

    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.Maintenance grant

    14. 37.Maintenance grant – new system eligible students who are not new cohort students

    15. 38.Maintenance grant – new system eligible students who are 2010 cohort students or 2012 cohort students

    16. 39.Maintenance grant – new system eligible students who are 2011 cohort students

    17. 40.Special support grant

    18. 41.Special support grant – new system eligible students who are not new cohort students

    19. 42.Special support grant – new system eligible students who are 2010 cohort students or 2012 cohort students

    20. 43.Special support grant – new system eligible students who are 2011 cohort students

  7. PART 6

    1. 44.Qualifying conditions for loans for living costs

    2. 45.General

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

    4. 47.(1) This regulation applies to a type 1 or type...

    5. 48.Maximum amount of loans for new system eligible students with full entitlement who are 2010 cohort students, 2012 cohort students or 2012 accelerated graduate entry students undertaking their first year of study

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

    7. 50.Students with reduced entitlement

    8. 51.Students residing with parents

    9. 52.Loans for living costs payable in respect of three quarters of the academic year

    10. 53.Students falling into more than one category

    11. 54.Students becoming eligible during the course of an academic year

    12. 55.Increases in maximum amount

    13. 56.Deductions from loans for living costs

    14. 57.Interpretation of Part 6

  8. PART 7

    1. 58.Additional amount of loans

  9. PART 8

    1. 59.College fee loans

  10. PART 9

    1. 60.Calculation of contribution

    2. 61.Application of contribution

  11. PART 10

    1. 62.Payment of grants or loans for fees for new system eligible students

    2. 63.Payment of grants for living costs

    3. 64.Provision of United Kingdom national insurance number

    4. 65.Information requirements

    5. 66.Payment of loans for living costs

    6. 67.Overpayments

    7. 68.Payments - interpretation

  12. PART 11

    1. 69.Eligible distance learning students

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

    3. 71.Designated distance learning courses

    4. 72.Period of eligibility

    5. 73.Support for distance learning courses

    6. 74.Amount of support

    7. 75.Interpretation of regulation 74

    8. 76.Grant for disabled distance learning students’ living costs

    9. 77.Applications for support

    10. 78.Declarations provided by academic authorities

    11. 79.Information

    12. 80.Transfer of status

    13. 81.Conversion of status – eligible students transferring to designated distance learning courses

    14. 82.Conversion of status – eligible distance learning students transferring to designated courses

    15. 83.Payment of grants for fees

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

    17. 85.Overpayments

  13. PART 12

    1. 86.Eligible part-time students

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

    3. 88.Designated part-time courses

    4. 89.Period of eligibility

    5. 90.Support for part-time courses beginning before 1 September 2014 (fee grant and grant for books, travel and other expenditure)

    6. 91.New part-time fee loan

    7. 92.New part-time course grant

    8. 93.Grants for disabled part-time students’ living costs

    9. 94.Part-time grants for dependants – general

    10. 95.(1) The part-time grants for dependants consist of the following...

    11. 96.Part-time adult dependants’ grant

    12. 97.Part-time childcare grant

    13. 98.Part-time parents’ learning allowance

    14. 99.Part-time grants for dependants – initial calculations

    15. 100.Part-time grants for dependants - interpretation

    16. 101.Part-time grants for dependants - calculation of contribution

    17. 102.Part-time grants for dependants - application of contribution

    18. 103.Part-time grants for dependants – final calculation

    19. 104.Applications for support

    20. 105.Assistance with fees in respect of attendance on part-time courses in England, Northern Ireland or Scotland beginning before 1 September 2014

    21. 106.Information and other matters

    22. 107.Transfer of status

    23. 108.Conversion of status

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

    25. 110.(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, the Welsh Ministers may...

    26. 111.Interpretation of regulation 110

    27. 112.Payment of grants for fees in respect of designated part-time courses beginning before 1 September 2014

    28. 113.Payment of new part-time fee loan

    29. 114.Overpayments

  14. PART 13

    1. 115.Eligible postgraduate students

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

    3. 117.Designated postgraduate courses

    4. 118.Period of eligibility

    5. 119.Transfer of status

    6. 120.Applications for support

    7. 121.Information

    8. 122.Amount of grant

    9. 123.Payment of grant

    10. 124.Overpayments

  15. PART 14

    1. 125.Amendment of the 2013 Regulations

  16. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Eligible Students

      1. PART 1 Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) For the purposes of this Schedule— “EEA frontier self-employed...

      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 – new system eligible students

      9. 9.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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