Students in Wales can apply now for student finance
Students urged to apply now for finance as the application service launches for 2021 to 2022
Full-time undergraduate students in Wales are being encouraged to apply now for student finance, as the application service opens for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Last academic year, the Student Loans Company (SLC) funded over 1 million students and anticipates an increase in applications for academic year 2021 to 2022.
The quickest and easiest way to apply is online and students should do so as soon as possible to ensure their finance is in place for the start of term. Students should apply now even if they are unsure what course they will be doing or what university they will attend. Applications can take six to eight weeks to process so students do not need to contact us during this time to check on the status of their application. We will contact them, or their parents and partners, should we require any additional information to support their application.
Applying for student finance is straightforward and students can make the process easier by following the tips below:
Apply as early as possible to make sure your finances are in place before your studies start. The deadline to apply is 4 June for new students and 25 June for continuing students. Even if you don’t know what course you’ll be studying, you should still apply now. Just use the course you think you’re most likely to attend and you can update your application later if you need to. This is the best way to make sure you have your money when you start your course.
Make sure you understand how much funding you may be entitled to
Students in Wales can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to pay for tuition fees and a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. They can also apply for a Welsh Government Learning Grant which doesn’t need to be paid back. Watch our film to find out more.