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The Education (Postgraduate Master’s Degree Loans) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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Payment of postgraduate master’s degree loan

13.—(1) The Welsh Ministers may pay the postgraduate master’s degree loan for which a student qualifies under these Regulations—

(a)either as a lump sum or by instalments; and

(b)at such times, and in such manner, as the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate.

(2) The Welsh Ministers may make it a condition of entitlement to payment that the eligible student must provide the Welsh Ministers with particulars of a bank or building society account in the United Kingdom into which payments may be made by electronic transfer.

(3) In the case of an eligible prisoner, the Welsh Ministers must pay the postgraduate master’s degree loan for which an eligible prisoner qualifies to the institution to which the eligible prisoner is liable to make payment for the fees payable in connection with the designated course or to such third party that the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate for the purpose of ensuring the payment of such fees to the relevant institution.

(4) The Welsh Ministers must not pay the postgraduate master’s degree loan or any instalment of the loan for which an eligible student qualifies unless they have received from the relevant academic authority confirmation (in such form as may be required by the Welsh Ministers) of the student’s attendance on the designated course.

(5) The academic authority must forthwith inform the Welsh Ministers and provide the Welsh Ministers with particulars if the student withdraws, is suspended or is expelled from the designated course, or is otherwise absent.

(6) An eligible student is not to be considered absent from the eligible student’s course if the eligible student is unable to attend due to illness and the eligible student’s absence has not exceeded 60 days.

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