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Students applying for university or college courses in 2016/17 can apply for their student finance now.

You should encourage them to apply now to make sure their money is available at the start of their course. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online:

The application for students applying to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) opens in April. When it’s time to apply, they should visit

Expert advice on student finance

There’s a wide range of resources available for practitioners in England and practitioners in Wales to help you give students expert advice about the options available to them.

These include:

  • factsheets to tell you everything you need to know about student finance
  • quick guides you can download and share with your students and their parents
  • detailed guides that are designed to help students in all circumstances
  • presentations to use in the classroom or at any other planned events
  • a series of helpful films to use in the classroom or on your website to explain what student finance is available and how to apply for it

Remember to bookmark these websites to access the latest information and resources:

Check out issue two of Exchange – an online magazine written for practitioners, teachers, and student advisers in England. Register your details to get all the latest updates.

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Tuition fees

If you live in Wales, you can apply for a tuition fee loan (repayable) to cover tuition fees, regardless of where you choose to study in the UK. This will be paid directly to your university or college by Student Finance Wales. You can apply from February, and you don’t need to have a confirmed offer of a place at uni to start the process.

The Welsh government has some useful information about the financial support available on  its website.

Apply to Student Finance Wales


All eligible students will receive £1,000 a year for accommodation and living costs. Students may also be eligible for an additional means-tested maintenance grant. The grant amount will be based on household income, with the highest level of support going to those most in need.

Students who do not receive a full grant will also be able to apply for a maintenance loan from Student Finance Wales. This is repayable and the amount depends on where you will be living. You can apply from February, and you don’t need to have a confirmed offer of a place at uni to start the process.

Apply to Student Finance Wales

Financial incentives​

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol offers additional funding if you study subjects through the medium of Welsh.

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has more info – contact them on 01267 610 400 or at


Travel expenses – if you are undertaking a clinical placement in the UK or studying abroad as part of your studies, you may be able to claim some of your costs. This grant can cover expenses such as medical insurance, visas, and vaccinations.

There are extra grants available to help support you through your studies, depending on your personal circumstances. There's help available for students who have children, adult dependants, or a disability.