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Who can apply?

To be considered you must fulfil all of these conditions;

  1. Be in financial need.
  2. UK funded student (meet the residence rules to be eligible for a loan for living costs).
  3. Be a full time student or if part time studying 50% of FTE (25% if disabled).
  4. Be a registered Undergraduate or Postgraduate student on a full time higher education course, or within 6 months of the start of their writing-up period for a PhD student.
  5. Have adequate basic funding in place
    •  as an undergraduate you must have applied for the maximum student loan you are entitled to and received the first instalment.
    • as a postgraduate or self-funding student you must have made provision at the start of your course to cover tuition fees in full and basic living costs for the duration of your course.
  • Students from the School of Lifelong Learning (LEARN) studying between 12-59 credits on a single course who have little or no experience of Higher Education can apply for help with fees for one taster module.  Assistance may also be available towards costs of travel and books.  This assistance is means tested.
  • The Financial Contingency Fund may provide a contribution to fee support for low income eligible Undergraduate Part-time students where fee support is insufficient to cover their tuition fee and prevents a student from accessing and remaining in Higher Education.
  • Diagnostic tests.  Students can apply for help towards payment of their Dyslexia diagnostic test.  Applications are available from the Dyslexia service if carried out by Cardiff University or the Financial Support team if being assessed externally.  Assessments are means tested based on a students' income.

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