After completing enrolment, the Student Records Office sends confirmation to our Finance Department and the Student Loans company, which triggers the first maintenance payment into your bank account within 3-5 working days and tuition fee payment to the University. As well enrolling must also ensure
If you feel you are struggling financially due to unforeseen circumstances you can apply to the Swansea University Opportunity Award or Short Term Assistance Grant for financial assistance. This is not a form of funding and cannot be used to pay tuition fees. There is no guarantee of an award, although if an award is made you will not need to pay it back. Please see here for more information on Swansea University’s hardship funds - Hardship Funds
International students who are experiencing a delay with their sponsorship are advised to contact our offices as soon as possible for advice. You can email email@example.com. If you are worried that your tuition fee payments will be delayed then it is important you get in touch with our Finance Department to discuss your circumstances, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, you are still able to enrol online here - Enrolment If you’re funding is not yet confirmed you can complete a direct debit mandate and this will allow you to enrol. Please remember that you should be certain that your funding will be confirmed and available to you, as if you do enrol and you do not receive funding you will be charged a proportion of your tuition fees even if you cannot continue to study. You will also be considered to have utilised a full year of your student finance entitlement according to the Student Loans Company, even if you have not completed the year and received all of your funding.
If I enrol on a course and then elect to withdraw a few days or weeks later, what happens with my funding?
If you withdraw from your program early (or Suspend your studies) within the first two weeks of your start date your tuition fee costs will be cancelled in full (eg. by the 2nd October for 20/21 entry students commencing on 21st September 2020) after the 2nd of October the grace period ends, regardless of the date you enrol/enrolled and you will be liable for tuition fees.
However, please note that once you enrol, should you then decide to withdraw from study, your Student Finance provider will take the view that you have utilised a year of eligibility and funding.
More information about eligibility and the +1 rule is available here - Withdraw or Suspend
If you’re in receipt of a maintenance loan it’s possible that you will have received more than you’re entitled to which is classed as an overpayment and would need to be paid back to Student Finance
Please see here for further information on withdrawing or suspending your studies - Withdraw or Suspend
Whether you can transfer is determined by a number of factors, including the length and duration of the new course you’re hoping to transfer to, and how much overall student funding entitlement you have left. For example if the course you are transferring in to is shorter than the course you are currently enrolled on and/ or you have had access to student finance previously there may be some funding implications for you in subsequent years if you were to transfer courses. If you are unsure about transferring your course and the funding implications of doing so, do get in touch with us for advice and support by emailing money.campuslife@Swansea.ac.uk as soon as possible.
My course has changed from the one on my Student Finance application (via clearing), how does this affect my student funding?
This should not affect your funding, although you would need to update your online application with your Student Loans Company. The quickest way to do so is via your online Student Finance account. Follow this link for further information on Student Finance for Clearing - Clearing
I am an International Undergraduate Student starting my course in January 2021, how does this affect the payment of my tuition fees?
Swansea University has set up a payment schedule for International Undergraduate Students starting in January, your course will condensed and you will join year 2 in September 2021. You can check the payment schedule by visiting Myuni Hub webpage - January Start - International Student
Postgraduate Students have an amended payment schedule which you can find the full details of on our website by following this link - January Start - Postgraduate Students
Employment support is available through Swansea Employability Academy (SEA). To find out what support they can offer you in finding a part time job you can visit their webpage for further information - Swansea Employability Academy
If you a full time student (studying more than 21 hours a week and more than 24 weeks a year) and living alone or in a property occupied by full time students, you should be exempt from paying council tax. You may need a Council Tax Certificate to present to the local authority and you can obtain one by emailing email@example.com . Please see here for further information - Council Tax
If you are a part time student, or a student who lives with someone who is not a student, you may still be entitled to a 25% reduction in your Council Tax liability. Contact MyUni Hub for your certificate and then get in touch with your local council to access the discount.
You will usually receive your first instalment of your bursary at the end of October (which is the second month of your course) and then monthly on the last working each month thereafter – For more information on NHS funding and bursaries, please see our NHS leaflet.
Also as a Nursing Student accessing the NHS bursary scheme you can still apply for a reduced rate maintenance loan through student finance, please see the Student Finance webpages for further information - NHS Bursaries
I am struggling due to being overwhelmed by the recent changes in my life and joining University. Is there anywhere I can go to for help?
Starting University can be overwhelming and you may experience all sorts of emptions. Campuslife have a dedicated welfare team who offer all kinds of different support to students. To see what support is available please take a look at their webpage - https://www.swansea.ac.uk/campuslife/welfare/
Although you are a returning student you still need to apply for Student Finance each year and you also need to remember that although you had it previously you are not guaranteed it for the following year (for example you have had previous years study or have previously had to repeat a year of study it could impact on your overall financial entitlement) therefore please ensure that your eligibility for funding is confirmed by your student finance provider before enrolling, as you may be liable to a proportion of your tuition fees and be subject to utilising a year of funding eligibility if you need to withdraw due to lack of funding.
My Year in Industry has been changed to my final year due to COVID-19, how does this affect my Student Finance?
You would need to contact your funding body ASAP to inform them of the change to your year in industry, this is particularly important to ensure you have the correct funding for current year of study, as the Year in Industry funding rates and fees are different to a normal academic year of study.
All students are entitled to tuition fee and maintenance funding for the length of their course, +1 extra year, therefore this would depend on how many years previous study you have had. If it is just the one then that year would be classed as your +1 extra year from Student Finance and you should receive funding to cover you for your new course providing you do not suspend/repeat/transfer again. If you have had more than one year previous study then you would not have enough funding entitlement to cover the full duration of your course and will be required to self-fund your tuition fees and maintenance costs. Please see our webpage for further information - Repeat or Transfer Studies
Finance is the department you would need to speak to if there are any issues with your fees being paid and you should speak to them as soon as you have any concerns. You can contact the Finance Department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any concerns about paying your accommodation fees you can contact the Accommodation department by emailing email@example.com
If you are an undergraduate and in receipt of Student Finance or a NHS Bursary then your fees will be paid to the University directly from the funding body. If you are self-funding, a Postgraduate or International student you would be responsible for arranging payment of your fees and you can find further information on payment amounts and dates from our webpage - Paying Tuition Fees
If you are living at home while whilst studying remotely you must inform the Student Loans Company to ensure your maintenance loan rate is changed to the parental home rate. If you change part way through the academic year to then living on campus/student accommodation then you must inform the Student Loans Company who will then adjust your loan to the ‘living away from home’ rate.
Undergraduate tuition fees for ‘Home’ students at Swansea University will remain at £9k per annum for the academic year 2020/21 whether a student opts to study remotely or not.