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Financial Support & Finance for Degrees

We have a range of financial support and bursaries available.


As a higher education student, you will have two main costs – your tuition fees and your living costs. Financial support is available to help with these - either through loans (which you pay back) and bursaries or grants (which you don’t pay back).

Further information about financial support and how to apply can be found on the Student Finance Wales website:

A Grŵp Llandrillo Menai bursary of £1000 is available for students who studied with the Grŵp at Level 3 and are directly progressing onto a full-time university–level course.

Depending on individual circumstances, additional bursaries may be available including:

  • £300 Communities First or WIMD areas bursary per year
  • £300 Looked after child or young person per year
  • £300 Welsh language bursary per year for Welsh speakers studying substantially through the medium of Welsh
  • HEFCW bursary for Targeted Employability (various amounts)

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol:
Scholarships are available for specific programmes where the student chooses to study a large proportion of the course through the medium of Welsh. Students can potentially receive £800 if successful in achieving the £500 Coleg Cymraeg Scholarship and the GLlM £300 Welsh Language Bursary.

Please visit: for more information.

Student Futures Bursary (HEFCW Targeted Employability fund)
Higher Education students from under-represented groups may be eligible for a Student Futures bursary to support with accessing work experience and developing employability skills. For more information email

Part-time Undergraduate Fee Waiver Scheme

Part-time students studying a programme of modules of fewer than 30 credits may be eligible to claim a HEFCW fee waiver grant. The maximum fee waiver available per academic year is £875. For further information please email

Council Tax Reduction and Exemption

Have you considered that you may be eligible for a reduction in your council tax? Take a look at the government website for more information.

If you are apply for council tax reduction or exemption, you can request a 'Confirmation of Student Course Status' form from the College to confirm your student status to the Local Authority. Speak to staff in Learner Services for more information about the form.


If you need more information on the range of financial support available to you, or if you need help with making an application for funding, please email

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Student Finance - Case Study (Claire)

36-year-old Claire is returning to study full-time on the Foundation Degree in Business Management. She lives with her husband and two children.

Whilst studying, Claire received (based on 2023/24 funding allowances):

  • A tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of her fees (£8,300)
  • £1,896 a year Parents’ Learning Allowance
  • £3,322 a year Adult Dependants’ Grant because her partner earns below a certain amount
  • £321 a week to cover childcare costs for her two children - nursery, breakfast and after-school clubs
  • £11,720 maintenance support (loan & grant)
  • FREE healthy breakfast every morning
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Student Finance - Case Study (Mark)

18-year-old Mark is a progressing student at college - moving from the Level 3 in Sport to study full-time on the Foundation Degree in Sport. He studies part of his courses in Welsh. He has no children and lives at home with his parents.

Whilst studying, Mark received (based on 2023/24 funding allowances):

  • A tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of his fees (£8,300)
  • £9,950 maintenance support (loan & grant)
  • £1,000 Progression Bursary
  • £300 Welsh Language Bursary (studying part of the course in Welsh)
  • FREE healthy breakfast every morning