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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2018

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CHAPTER 3MAINTENANCE GRANT

Amount of maintenance grant: full-time students

46.—(1) Table 4 sets out the maximum amounts of maintenance grant available to an eligible student undertaking a full-time course (a “full-time student”) where—

(a)Column 1 specifies the academic year in relation to which the amounts of maintenance grant specified in Column 3 are payable;

(b)Column 2 specifies the location in which the student is living (see paragraph 3 of Schedule 1);

(c)Column 3 specifies the maximum amount of grant available in respect of the corresponding entries in Columns 1 and 2.

(2) Where—

(a)the student’s household income does not exceed £18,370, or

(b)the student is a care leaver,

the amount of maintenance grant payable is the maximum amount of grant available in respect of the student’s location.

(3) Where the student’s household income exceeds £18,370 but is less than £59,200, the amount of maintenance grant payable to the student is the maximum amount of maintenance grant available reduced by £1 for every—

(a)£6.937 of household income exceeding £18,370 where the student is living at home;

(b)£4.475 of household income exceeding £18,370 where the student is living away from home, studying in London;

(c)£5.750 of household income where the student is living away from home, studying elsewhere.

(4) Where the full-time student’s household income is £59,200 or more, the amount of maintenance grant payable is £0.

Table 4
Column 1 Academic yearColumn 2 Location of full-time studentColumn 3 Maximum amount of maintenance grant available to full-time studen
Beginning on or after 1 September 2018Living at home£5,885
Living away from home, studying in London£9,124
Living away from home, studying elsewhere£7,100

Amount of maintenance grant: part-time students

47.—(1) Table 5 sets out the maximum amounts of maintenance grant available to an eligible student undertaking a part-time course (a “part-time student”) where—

(a)Column 1 specifies the academic year in relation to which the amounts of maintenance grant specified in Column 2 are payable;

(b)Column 2 specifies the maximum amount of grant available in respect of the corresponding academic year in Column 1.

(2) If—

(a)a part-time student’s household income does not exceed £25,000, or

(b)the student is a care leaver,

the amount of maintenance grant payable to the student is the maximum amount available multiplied by the intensity of study of the present course.

(3) Where the part-time student’s household income exceeds £25,000 but is less than £59,200, the amount of maintenance grant payable is calculated as follows—

Step 1

Reduce the maximum amount of maintenance grant available by £1 for every £6.84 of household income exceeding £25,000.

Step 2

Multiply the result of Step 1 by the intensity of study of the present course.

The result is the amount of maintenance grant payable.

(4) Where the part-time student’s household income exceeds £59,200, the amount of maintenance grant payable is £0.

Table 5

Column 1

Academic year

Column 2

Maximum amount of maintenance grant available to part-time student

Beginning on or after 1 September 2018£5,000

Household income

48.  See Part 2 of Schedule 3 for provision about calculating an eligible student’s household income.

Meaning of care leaver

49.  An eligible student is a “care leaver” if the student—

(a)is under the age of 25 on the first day of the first academic year of the present course,

(b)is, or has been, a category of young person defined in, or by virtue of, section 104 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014(1), and

(c)between the student’s 14th birthday and the first day of the first academic year of the course, the student—

(i)was looked after, fostered or accommodated (within the meaning of sections 74 and 104 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014) for an aggregate period of 13 weeks or more, or

(ii)was a person with respect to whom a special guardianship order (within the meaning given by section 14A of the Children Act 1989)(2) was in force for a period of 13 weeks or more.

(1)

2014 anaw. 4.

(2)

1989 c.41; section 14A was inserted by the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38) and amended by the Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6) and the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (c. 23).

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