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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2015

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Qualifying conditions for loans for living costs

44.—(1) An eligible student qualifies for a loan for living costs in connection with the eligible student’s attendance on a designated course if the eligible student satisfies the condition in paragraph (2) and is not excluded by paragraph (3) or regulation 7.

(2) The condition is that the eligible student is under the age of 60 on the relevant date.

(3) An eligible student does not qualify for a loan for living costs if the only paragraph in Part 2 of Schedule 1 into which the student falls is paragraph 9.

(4) An eligible student does not qualify for a loan for living costs in connection with the eligible student’s attendance on a designated course if that course is a flexible postgraduate ITT course which is of less than one academic year’s duration.

(5) An eligible student does not qualify for a loan for living costs in connection with the eligible student’s attendance on a designated course if that course—

(a)begins on or after 1 September 2009; and

(b)leads to qualification as a landscape architect, landscape designer, landscape manager, town planner or town and country planner.

(6) An eligible student to whom this paragraph applies is treated as being in attendance on the designated course for the purpose of qualifying for a loan for living costs.

(7) Paragraph (6) applies to—

(a)a compressed degree student;

(b)a disabled eligible student who—

(i)is not a compressed degree student; and

(ii)is undertaking a designated course in the United Kingdom but is not in attendance because the eligible student is unable to attend for a reason which relates to the eligible student’s disability; and

(c)an eligible student on a period of study or a period of work placement in an Erasmus year.

(8) An eligible student does not qualify for a loan for living costs under this Part if the eligible student is a prisoner.

(9) An eligible student does not qualify for a loan for living costs under this Part if the eligible student is undertaking a distance learning course.

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