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The Education (Postgraduate Doctoral Degree Loans) (Wales) Regulations 2018

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Effect of becoming, or ceasing to be, an eligible prisoner

17.—(1) Paragraph (2) applies where an eligible student who is in receipt of a postgraduate doctoral degree loan becomes an eligible prisoner and continues to undertake a designated course.

(2) The Welsh Ministers must—

(a)adjust future payment of the postgraduate doctoral degree loan so that the total of the postgraduate doctoral degree loan awarded does not exceed the amount to which the student, as an eligible prisoner, is entitled to under regulation 13(2); and

(b)pay any remaining sum of the postgraduate doctoral degree loan, in accordance with regulation 14.

(3) Paragraphs (4) to (6) apply where an eligible prisoner (“A”) who is in receipt of a postgraduate doctoral degree loan ceases to be an eligible prisoner and remains an eligible student, and continues to undertake a designated course.

(4) The Welsh Ministers must pay the remaining sum of the postgraduate doctoral degree loan, or future instalments of the postgraduate doctoral degree loan, if any, in accordance with regulation 14.

(5) Where A would have qualified for a higher amount of postgraduate doctoral degree loan had A not been an eligible prisoner A may, subject to paragraph (6), apply for the amount of loan to be increased.

(6) The maximum amount of the increase in A’s postgraduate doctoral degree loan for which A may apply under paragraph (5) is the amount which is calculated by reference to the following formula—

where—

  • F equals the amount which A would have qualified for if A had not been an eligible prisoner;

  • R equals the amount which A qualifies for as an eligible prisoner;

  • T is the number of days of the ordinary period of registration for the course which remain when A ceases to be an eligible prisoner beginning with the day after the day on which A ceases to be an eligible prisoner; and

  • M is the total number of the days of the duration of the ordinary period of registration for the course.

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