Some students are entitled to means-tested, non-repayable grants that are intended to help with living costs. To find out if your son or daughter is eligible, visit www.studentfinancewales.co.uk or www.gov.uk/studentfinance
Student loans only have to be repaid once your child is earning in excess of £27,295. Students are required to pay 9% of their income above £27,295, e.g. if your child is earning a salary of £30,000, this would mean a payment of approximately £19 per month.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Swansea offers a range of scholarships, including up to £3,000 for Academic Excellence and £1,000 per year for Sporting Success, along with income-related bursaries. For more information, please visitour Scholarships and Bursaries page for more information. There are also Welsh medium specific scholarships available to students studying some, or all of their course through the medium of Welsh. Find out more about our Welsh medium Scholarships.
Part-time and Holiday Work
Many students take part-time work during term time and vacations. There are many opportunities to work on campus, and the city offers a good deal of seasonal work for those seeking to supplement their loans.
Maintenance loans are designed to help with expenses such as accommodation and food. These are dependent on a variety of factors, including household income and where the student chooses to study. Maintenance loans are typically paid to the student in three instalments throughout the year. Visit our Maintenance Loan pages to find out more.