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Student finance

Student Finance Wales now processes all applications.

Can my child get financial assistance if he/she goes into further or higher education?

Education maintenance allowance

An education maintenance allowance funded by the Welsh Government is available for students on full time post-16 courses in sixth forms or Gower College Swansea.

Families on low income are able to apply for the grant and a maximum of up to £30 per week, payable fortnightly, can be paid to eligible students. General information about the scheme and necessary application packs should be available in school or college. Alternatively you can contact the Student Finance Wales contact centre direct or via their website by selecting the school/college option.

Student Finance Wales

Students from low income households and aged 19 or older may be eligible for a Welsh Government Learning Grant Further Education (WGLG FE) (previously known as Assembly Learning Grant FE) for full and part-time courses in sixth form and tertiary colleges.

Student Finance Wales, based in Llandudno Junction, is now responsible for processing, assessing and paying student finance for all applications.

For details on how to apply for student finance visit Student Finance Wales.

If you have a query about your student finance account, you should now contact Student Finance Wales on Tel: 0300 200 4050.

The Student Finance Wales Facebook and Student Finance Wales Twitter pages can also provide information and regular updates.

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