Financial Support and Finance - Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Financial Support and Finance

It is important to consider how you will support yourself financially during your time at College. Financial support to help your studies may be available.

Further Education

Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help to support your studies.

It is easier to take part in education and training than you might think. There are a number of ways in which you can get help with the resources you will need to complete your course successfully. We have a team of advisers who will be able to guide you through the details. Financial support that may be available includes:

  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

    If you're aged 16-18 and studying on a course for more than 12 hours a week, you may be able to get £30 a week. EMA is means-tested, so ask Learner Services for more information.

    You can find out more about EMA by visiting the Student Finance Wales website.

  • Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG)

    If you're aged 19+ and living in Wales you can apply for a Welsh Government Learning Grant to help with your on-course costs. The amount awarded depends on your household income and the number of hours you study. Welsh Government Learning Grant is means-tested so ask Learner Services for more information.

    You can find out more about the Welsh Government Learning Grant by visiting the Student Finance Wales website.

  • Learner Support Fund (LSF)

    Need money to help with the costs of uniforms, equipment or childcare? The Learner Support Fund provides financial support to fulltime learners who may struggle to cover some of the costs associated with their course. The fund can help towards meeting the costs of DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly CRB) checks, hostel accommodation, uniforms, kits, equipment, studio fees, some trips, transport and childcare. Learner Services staff can provide guidance and information about financial support available to you.

  • Resource Fee

    There is an annual Resource Fee of £20 for students joining in September 2016. This payment will provide you with a personal email account, internet access, curriculum resources and library access, as well as a college ID card and the printing of your work (up to £30) in the classroom or in the IT workshop. You will be required to pay your Resource Fee when you enrol in your first week at College.

Higher Education

  • Full-Time Courses
    • No fees to be paid up front
    • Fees on full-time degree courses are £7,900 in September 2017
    • Non-repayable fee grants of £3,854 p.a. for eligible students**
    • Tuition fee loans can be applied for, to cover balance of £4,046 p.a.
    • Non-repayable Welsh Government Learning Grant of up to £5,161 p.a.
    • Only start to repay fee loans after you graduate and are earning £21,000
    • Our Higher Education Fee Plan can be found on our Policies Page

    ** As a rough guide, you will be eligible for the fee grant if:

    • You are ordinarily resident in Wales i.e. where you have your permanent home
    • You have not lived outside the UK for the last three years
    • You do not already hold a UK degree

    Note that any uncompleted previous study may affect your entitlement. For full details go to www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

  • Fees for progressing students 2017/18

    The fee for full-time students progressing directly to the next level of their course in 2017/18 without any break in study is:

    • Level 4 to Level 5 = £7,800
    • Level 5 to Level 6 = £7,300

    You will need to reapply for your funding when your student finance agency advises you to do so, this is usually somewhere around March / April time.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have secured finance to pay their tuition fees prior to enrolling on a course.

  • Part-Time Courses

    All the part-time higher education courses which run at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai campuses are listed in our September Part-time Courses guide, together with the fees for each course.

    For the latest information, please contact us.

  • Bursaries

    The Grŵp Llandrillo Menai bursaries have been prepared following the fee plan being approved by DfES for the academic year 2017/18 the bursaries below are also expected to apply in 2017/18.

    HE courses via various franchise arrangements and the bursary levels will need to be discussed with each franchise partner.

    Students on their first year of study

    Bursary Amount Criteria Payment Date
    Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Bursary £250 All students enrolled on a full time HE course 100% in May
    HE Full Time Course taught through the medium of Welsh £300 All students studying on certain specific courses taught through the medium of Welsh 50% in May 50% in June
    Community First Bursary £200 All students enrolled on a full time Higher Education course who are resident in a Communities First postcode area 50% in May 50% in June
    Looked After Children Bursary £250 All students enrolled on a full time Higher Education course who are Looked After Children 100% at the beginning of the second semester in January

    Students on subsequent year of study

    Bursary Amount Criteria Payment Date
    Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Bursary £250 All students progressing onto the second year of their qualification are eligible for the bursary on successful completion of the second year and progression onto the third year of study. 100% in July of second year of study
Further information

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be explained to you at your interview.

If you have any questions about financial matters, please contact:

Coleg Llandrillo

Further Education: 01492 542 330 Higher Education: 01492 542 338 studentfinance.llandrillo@gllm.ac.uk

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor

01341 422 827 ext. 8635 studentfinance.meiriondwyfor@gllm.ac.uk

Coleg Menai

01248 383 255 learnerservices.menai@gllm.ac.uk

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