Loans and Grants

Tuition Fee Loan

Tuition Fees will remain at £9000 for 2017/18 academic year and this will continue to be covered by a Tuition Fee Loan (subject to terms and conditions). Please be aware that this figure may rise in future years of the course. Students can apply online via Student Finance England (SFE).

 Amount per academic year

Tuition Fee Cost

£9000

Tuition Fee Loan (Maximum)

£9000

Tuition Fee Loan payments will be made directly to the University upon confirmation of your attendance each term, therefore no up-front payment is required.

Maintenance Loan

From September 2016, Maintenance Grants will no longer be available to new students who are domiciled in England and will be replaced with increased levels of maintenance Loan as described below.  The amount you are entitled to will be dependent on where you live and your household income, as demonstrated in the table below.  For a more detailed estimate please use the SFE Student finance calculator.

 

 Maintenance Loan Entitlement
Household income

Maintenance Loan - Living in parental home

Maintenance Loan - Living away from home 
£25,000 £7097 £8430
£30,000 £6499 £7825
£35,000 £5901 £7220
£40,000 £5303 £6615
£42,875 £4959 £6266
£45,000 £4705 £6009
£50,000 £4107 £5404
£55,000 £3509 £4799
£60,000 £3124 £4193
£62,187+ £3124 £3928

Maintenance payments are paid direct to you in 3 instalments.  Your 1st instalment will be paid after you have enrolled and collected your ID card (the subsequent 2 instalments will be paid on the 1st day of the Spring and Summer terms).

Maintenance Loan (Those who qualify for benefits)

Students who qualify for benefits would previously of been entitled to a special support grant, however, as this is no longer available this will be replaced by an increased maintenance loan. Students who qualify for benefits will continue to receive more maintenance support than other students as detailed below.

 

Maintenance Loan Entitlement -Those who qualifiy for benefits
Household income

Maintenance Loan - Living in parental home

Maintenance Loan - Living away from home 
£25,000 £8372 £9609
£30,000 £7418 £84674
£35,000 £6463 £7739
£40,000 £5508 £6804
£42,875 £4959 £6266
£45,000 £4705 £6009
£50,000 £4107 £5404
£55,000 £3509 £4799
£60,000 £3124 £4193
£62,187+ £3124 £3928

Maintenance payments are paid direct to you in 3 instalments.  Your 1st instalment will be paid after you have enrolled and collected your ID card (the subsequent 2 instalments will be paid on the 1st day of the Spring and Summer terms).

Supplementary Grants

Students with dependent children, childcare costs, adult dependents, a disability or are classed as a Care Leaver may be entitled to additional help. 

Supplementary Grants
GrantMaximum  AvailableIs it means tested?Application Form

Parental Learning Allowance (PLA)

£1617 Yes PN1

Adult Dependent Grant (ADG)

£2834 Yes PN1

Child Care Grant (CCG)

85% of costs up to a maximum of:

1 Child - £159.59/week

2+ Children - £273.60/week

Yes CCG1

Depending on a students' circumstances Disability Student's Allowance (DSA) may also be available, further advice can be obtained from our Disability@CampusLife team.

Swansea University provides further support for Care Leavers, more information can be obtained from Student Services.

Remember - There are Scholarships and Bursaries available. They are provided by Swansea University to promote excellence and widening participation.