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Funding for English, Welsh and Northern Irish students

English, Welsh and Northern Irish students studying at undergraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.

Students from England

Statutory funding for students from England is administered by Student Finance England.

Funding packages awarded by Student Finance England provide support for tuition fees and living costs in the form of tuition fee loans and maintenance loans. The value that you are entitled to will vary depending on where you live, where you study and your household income.

You may also be entitled to additional support such as the childcare grant and the parents' learning allowance.

Further information on the types of funding available to English students, as well as eligibility and application procedures can be found on the UK Government website.

Students from Northern Ireland

Statutory funding for students from Northern Ireland is administered by Student Finance NI.

Funding packages awarded by Student Finance NI provide support for tuition fees and living costs in the form of tuition fee loans and maintenance loans. The value that you are entitled to will vary depending on where you live, where you study and your household income.

You may also be able to claim a maintenance grant or special support grant if your household income is low. In addition, you may also be able to claim extra help through additional grants such as the childcare grant and parents’ learning allowance.

Further information on the types of funding available to Northern Irish students, as well as eligibility and application procedures can be found on the Student Finance NI website.

Students from Wales

Statutory funding for students from Wales is administered by Student Finance Wales.

Funding packages awarded by Student Finance Wales provide support for tuition fees and living costs in the form of tuition fee loans and maintenance loans. The value that you are entitled to will vary depending on where you live, where you study and your household income.

You may also be able to claim a Welsh Government learning grant or special support grant if your household income is low. In addition, you may also be able to claim extra help through additional grants such as the childcare grant and parents’ learning allowance

Further information on the types of funding available to Welsh students, as well as eligibility and application procedures can be found on the Student Finance Wales website.

Benefits

Becoming a student can impact your entitlement to certain benefits. Make sure you understand the benefits you will be able to claim as a student. UWS administer a range of childcare and discretionary funds to provide financial support for those who need it the most. If there isn’t a statutory source of funding for you or your course, you may wish to consider more alternative sources of funding such as trust funds and scholarships.

Worried about student debt?

If the thought of having student loan debt worries you, you can talk to the UWS funding and advice team to make sure you have the facts before you make any decisions.

If you are worried about managing your money or debts that you already have, you will find lots of useful advice on our money and debt advice webpages.

Last updated: 30/08/2017