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Welsh Government Learning Grant Further Education

If you are studying in Wales and from a low income family you can apply for financial help from the Welsh Government Learning Grant

What is the Welsh Government Learning Grant?

The Welsh Government Learning Grant Further Education (WGLG-FE) is available for people who are aged 19 or over in post compulsory education who are ordinarily resident in Wales. Funds are available for both full-time and part-time study, as long as your course amounts to 275 contact hours or more a year. If you are under the age of 19 you can apply for the Education Maintenance Allowance instead.

How much is the Welsh Government Learning Grant?

The grant is means-tested, up to a maximum of £1,500 for full-time study and £750 for part-time study and is provided to help with the costs of study. Your household income must be £18,370 or less in order to receive financial support.

Am I eligible to receive the Welsh Government Learning Grant?

To be eligible for the WGLG-FE you must be aged 19 or over in post compulsory education. You must also be ordinarily resident in Wales. If you have previously received the WGLG-FE while studying on a course that was at the same level (or higher) as the course you want to apply for, you will not be eligible for funding.

How do I apply for the Welsh Government Learning Grant?

Application forms can be downloaded from Student Finance Wales. Information and guidance notes are provided with the forms. Your parents/guardian/partner (if relevant) will need to complete the relevant sections of the form and original documents will need to be sent as supporting evidence.

Where can I find more information about the Welsh Government Learning Grant?

More information about the WGLG-FE can be obtained from Student Finance Wales. Comprehensive details about funding for further education can be obtained from Student Cash: A Directory of Learner Funding Sources.