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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2018

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Amount of tuition fee loan

40.—(1) An amount of tuition fee loan in respect of an academic year may not exceed the lower of—

(a)the tuition fees payable by the eligible student in respect of that year, or

(b)the maximum loan amount.

(2) The maximum loan amount is calculated in accordance with Table 2 where—

(a)Column 1 specifies the academic year in relation to which the maximum loan amounts in Column 5 are payable;

(b)Column 2 specifies the category of student to whom the maximum loan amounts in Column 5 apply (see paragraph (3));

(c)Column 3 specifies the type of course provider, where—

(i)“ordinary provider” means a provider falling within Condition 4 of Regulation 6(1);

(ii)“private institution” means an institution, which is not a recognised educational institution, providing a course specified as a designated course by the Welsh Ministers under regulation 8;

(d)Column 4 specifies the location of the institution providing the course;

(e)Column 5 specifies the maximum loan amount applicable in respect of the corresponding entries in Columns 1, 2, 3 and 4.

(3) The categories of students set out in Column 2 are—

Category 1

An eligible student undertaking a designated course who does not fall within Category 2, 3, 4 or 5.

Category 2

An eligible student undertaking the final academic year of a full-time course which ordinarily requires attendance of less than 15 weeks in order to be completed.

Category 3

An eligible student undertaking an academic year of a sandwich course provided by an institution in the United Kingdom where—

(a)the periods of full-time study undertaken at the institution during that academic year are in aggregate less than 10 weeks, or

(b)the periods spent undertaking the course during that academic year and any previous academic years (which are not periods of full-time study at the institution), disregarding intervening vacations, are in aggregate more than 30 weeks.

Category 4

An eligible student undertaking an academic year of a course provided by an institution in the United Kingdom in conjunction with an institution which is outside the United Kingdom where—

(a)the periods of full-time study undertaken at the institution in the United Kingdom during that academic year are in aggregate less than 10 weeks, or

(b)the periods spent undertaking the course during that academic year and any previous academic years (which are not periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom), disregarding intervening vacations, are in aggregate more than 30 weeks,

including an eligible student undertaking an Erasmus year of a full-time course provided by an institution in England, Scotland or Wales.

Category 5

An eligible student undertaking an accelerated graduate entry course.

Table 2

Column 1

Academic year

Column 2

Category of student

Column 3

Course provider type

Column 4

Location of course provider

Column 5

Maximum loan amount

Beginning on or after 1 September20181Ordinary providerWales

£9,000 for a full-time course

£2,625 for a part-time course

Elsewhere in UK

£9250 for a full-time course

£6,935 for a part-time course

Private institutionWales

£6,165 for a full-time course

£2,625 for a part-time course

Elsewhere in UK

£6,165 for a full-time course

£4,625 for a part-time course

2Ordinary providerWales£4,500
Elsewhere in UK£4,625
Private institutionWales and Elsewhere in UK£3,080
3Ordinary providerWales£1,800
England£1,850
Scotland and Northern Ireland£4,625
Private institutionWales and England£1,230
Scotland and Northern Ireland£3,080
4Ordinary providerWales£1,350
England and Scotland£1,385
Northern Ireland£4,625
Private institutionWales, England and Scotland£920
Northern Ireland£3,080
5Ordinary providerWales and Elsewhere in UK£5,535

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