Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
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- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
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- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
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Student financial support
Higher education can boost your career prospects and earning potential.
You can study higher education at a university or college of further education. Higher education doesn't necessarily mean a degree. You could study a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND), or even a Diploma of Higher Education.Higher education gives you the chance to immerse yourself in a subject that really interests you. Courses range from the familiar academic subjects such as English or history, to less familiar work-related (vocational) courses such as computer game design. Many courses are based on units of study or ‘modules’. Each module lets you earn credits towards your qualification.
Student financial support
Student Financial Support for higher education comes in many forms. You can fund your studies using a loan, which you will need to pay back. Grants and bursaries are available which you don’t need to pay back. Some employers or charities offer sponsorship, which don’t need to be paid back. Your student financial support will usually be a mixture of loans and grants.
If you normally live in Wales you could be eligible for student financial support provided by Student Finance Wales, regardless of where in the UK you will be studying.
Your package of student financial support will depend on the year in which you began your studies, your household income and where you will be studying.
Student Finance Wales can provide student financial support in the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Tuition Fee Grant, Maintenance Loan, an Assembly Learning Grant or specialist grants for learners with a disability, or for students with caring responsibilities.
See the Student Finance Wales website (external link) for details of current rates of support available.
For more information contact the student support team at your local authority or call the Student Finance Wales Contact Centre on 0845 602 8845.