Fees for part time students

Tuition Fees

The fee costs and funding arrangements have not yet been finalised for NEW students commencing their part-time degree in 2014/15.

For continuing part time UK/EU students in 14/15, the fee costs remain unchanged as below:-

Number of credits

Tuition Fee cost

30 credits

£345

60 credits

£690

90 credits

£1025

 

Part Time funding

Part Time Grant (pre 2014 entry)

If you study at least 50% of an equivalent full time HE course you can apply for a Part Time Grant (PTG) from Student Finance Wales via your Local Authority. The PTG is a means tested grant based on the household income of you (and of your partner), and consists of:-

  • a fee grant of up to £1025 towards your fee costs (paid direct to the University)
  • a course grant of up to £1155 towards your travel expenses and course materials (paid direct to you)

You do not need to repay the grant for any academic year you complete.

Note:

  • if you already have a first degree will not be eligible for PTG support
  • you are expected to complete your studies within six years of commencing as funding is normally only available for six years and any additional periods may need to be paid by you
  • this funding is only available to students who started their part-time degree programmed before September 2014

 

Eligibility

You will qualify for the maximum grant if your household income is less than £16,865; over this amount the grant is reduced as follows:-

Household income

Fee Grant

Course Grant

Below £16,865

£690

£1,155

£16,865 to £26,095

Partial grant (if income less than £25,435)

£1,155

£26,096 to £28,180

Nil

Partial grant

 

Other funding

You may also be eligible for additional support, such as:-

  • Adult Dependants' Grant (ADG)
  • Childcare Grant (CCG)
  • Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA)

These are administered via your Local Education Authority as part of your PTG application.

Other support:

  • DACE Bursary

This means tested bursary is administered by the DACE department and covers up to 50% of your course costs (application forms are available from the DACE department in August each year)

  • Financial Contingency Funds (FCF)

This fund is administered by the Money Advice Office (further information on eligibility and application process can be found here)

 

 

How to apply

You can down load a copy of the 2013/14 Part time Grant (PTG1) form from the Student Finance Wales website (available from August 2014).

You can also contact your Local Education Authority who will be able to provide you with a hardcopy version of the PTG form as well as offer expert advice on what your expected grant entitlement will be and any additional support you may be eligible for.

Note: this funding is only available to students who started their part-time degree programmed before September 2014; arrangements for NEW students will be oublished shortly.