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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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CHAPTER 2FEE GRANT

New fee grant

16.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), an eligible student who is a 2012 cohort student qualifies in accordance with this regulation for a new fee grant in respect of, or otherwise in connection with, the 2012 cohort student’s attendance on a designated course provided by a body listed in regulation 5(1)(e).

(2) A new fee grant is not available in respect of an academic year if that year is—

(a)a bursary year;

(b)an Erasmus year of a course provided by an institution in Northern Ireland; or

(c)an Erasmus year of a course provided by an institution in England, Scotland or Wales where the course began before 1 September 2012.

(3) The maximum amount of new fee grant available under this regulation to a 2012 cohort student in respect of an academic year of a designated course where none of the circumstances in paragraphs (7), (8), (9) or (10) applies is the lesser of—

(a)£4,954; or

(b)the amount by which the fees payable by the applicant exceed £4,046.

(4) The maximum amount of new fee grant available under this regulation to a 2012 cohort student in respect of an academic year of a designated course where one of the circumstances in paragraph (7) or (8) applies is the lesser of—

(a)£2,560; or

(b)the amount by which the fees payable by the applicant exceed £1,940.

(5) The maximum amount of new fee grant available under this regulation to a 2012 cohort student in respect of an academic year of a designated course where paragraph (9) applies is the lesser of—

(a)£900; or

(b)the amount by which the fees payable by the applicant exceed £900.

(6) The maximum amount of new fee grant available under this regulation to a 2012 cohort student in respect of an academic year of a designated course where paragraph (10) applies is the lesser of—

(a)£675; or

(b)the amount by which the fees payable by the applicant exceed £675.

(7) This paragraph applies where—

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

(b)in respect of an academic year of a sandwich course beginning before 1 September 2012—

(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 an academic year of a course beginning before 1 September 2012 provided in conjunction with an overseas institution—

(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.

(8) This paragraph applies—

(a)in respect of an academic year of a sandwich course provided by an institution in Scotland or Northern Ireland which began on or after 1 September 2012 and—

(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; or

(b)in respect of an academic year of a course provided by an institution in Scotland or Northern Ireland in conjunction with an overseas institution which began on or after 1 September 2012 and—

(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.

(9) This paragraph applies in respect of an academic year of a sandwich course provided by an institution in England or Wales which began on or after 1 September 2012 and—

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

(b)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.

(10) This paragraph applies—

(a)in respect of an academic year of a course provided by an institution in England or Wales in conjunction with an overseas institution which began on or after 1 September 2012 and;

(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

(b)in respect of an Erasmus year of a course provided by an institution in England, Scotland or Wales which began on or after 1 September 2012.

(11) For the purpose of this regulation a course is to be treated as being provided by or on behalf of a recognised educational institution where—

(a)an institution was a recognised educational institution on the first day of the first academic year of a course;

(b)that institution has ceased to be a recognised educational institution; and

(c)the Welsh Ministers have designated that course under regulation 5(8).

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