Funding Your Learning
Note (August 2016): The HEFCW Student Fee Waiver scheme has not yet been confirmed for 2016/7. The application form is subject to amendment should the eligibility criteria or other details of the scheme be changed by HEFCW.
Discover if you qualify for reduced rates or even FREE courses. Below we’ve detailed the schemes available and criteria required for individuals seeking financial assistance. If you have any questions you feel aren’t addressed, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help!
Student Finance Wales Tuition Fee Loans and Grants Part-time students may be able to apply to Student Finance Wales for a tuition fee loan to fund their learning. In some cases students may also be eligible for certain grants. Full details as to eligibility can be found here. An Application form can be downloaded here together with Notes on the Scheme.
HEFCW Fee Waiver Scheme Details of the HEFCW part-time Student Fee Waiver Scheme for 2016/17:
You may be entitled to funding for training under the Welsh Assembly Government’s ReAct Programme if you have been made redundant. For further information please contact:
Skills Delivery Team Welsh Assembly Government Tel: 01792 765888 Email: Skillsdeliveryenquiries@wales.gsi.gov.uk
Please be aware that ReAct is funded through the European Social Fund.
Eligible jobseekers may apply for support to re-train or study in order to improve their skills, while receiving benefits. Various categories of support are available and Employers participating in New Deal may receive funding toward training New Deal employees.
Contact your Jobcentre and arrange to see a New Deal Personal Adviser to find out if you are eligible.
Offered by Continuing & Professional Education if you do not qualify for any of the Financial Assistance Schemes, you may still be eligible for concessions offered by us. Reduced fee rates are shown next to the standard fee rate for each course. For example:
Reduced Fees are available to those who are in receipt of:
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
- Housing Benefit
- Job Seekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Council Tax Reduction (does not include discounts and exemptions)
- Working Tax Credit
- State pension
Or who are:
- Registered Unemployed
- Cardiff University Member of Staff(Please note that the concessionary rate is not available if you are being sponsored by your school/department)
Concessionary fees may also be available to students. Please contact the centre for details.
Evidence of Entitlement
Evidence of entitlement to reduced fees must be provided at the time of enrolment. Please contact us if you have any queries regarding proof of evidence.
Please note that reduced fees are not available if a sponsor is paying the fee. We are unable to reimburse or reduce costs for transport, refreshment, accommodation or other non-tuition fees that are part of the course administration. If you have any queries please contact us.
Pay by Instalment
For courses where the fee payable is over £330, payment can be made by two instalments for these individual courses (excluding online courses). The first instalment of £240 is required on enrolment. You will then be advised of the due date and amount of the second instalment by letter.
Where an employer (other than Cardiff University) is to pay for the course and wishes to be invoiced, the employer should provide a purchase order to this effect, which you should attach to your enrolment form. If you are unable to attach a purchase order, please ring us on 029 2087 9147.