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Student Finance Team

There are several funding options available depending on your circumstances. For help or advice, please contact our Student Finance team.

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Claiming Benefits

If you are claiming benefits prior to commencing a course at the College, please contact your local benefits office for information on how your benefit could be affected by full-time study. The College can only give general information/advice and referral as individual circumstances vary. You are strongly advised to seek further guidance about your particular circumstances before applying for a course at the College.

Further Education Students

If you are studying on a further education course at the College (for example A-levels or a Diploma), you may be able to access the following sources of finance:

EMA is available to full-time students aged 16-18 who are studying a further education course. Eligibility depends on household income as follows:

  • Up to £20,817 per year (if you are the only young person studying in the household) – £30 per week
  • Up to £23,077 per year (if there are other young people in the household who qualify for Child Benefit) – £30 per week

Payment is made for term-time only and is based on 100% attendance which is monitored and reported on a weekly basis.

 

EMA is paid fortnightly directly into your bank account.

 

If approved you must complete an EMA Agreement before you start receiving payments.

 

Application forms are available from the The Hwb or can be downloaded via the Student Finance Wales website.

 

WGLG is available to students aged 19 or over who are studying on a full-time or part-time further education course, and have a household income of less than £18,370.

 

This is a means-tested grant of up to £1,500 for the academic year depending on your personal circumstances.

 

If approved you must complete a WGLG Agreement before you start receiving payments.

 

Application forms are available from the The Hwb or can be downloaded via the Student Finance Wales website.

 

The College has access to and administrates a Welsh Government fund to be used to provide emergency payments in respect of unexpected crises; and to provide financial help for those eligible students whose access to further education might be inhibited by financial considerations, or who, for whatever reason, including physical or other disability face financial difficulties.

This is a fund for students aged 16 and over who have a household income of less than £29,999 to help with a contribution towards essential course costs such as books, equipment, childcare and transport.

Students in receipt of EMA/WGLG would normally be automatically eligible for support from the fund. For those not eligible for EMA or WGLG, evidence of household income such as bank statements or a Tax Credit Award Notice will be required when applying.

Online application forms are available online. Before applying, please read the accompanying guidance notes.

Interest free loans of up to £2,500 are available to individuals living in Pembrokeshire looking to gain industry recognised qualifications within the Energy, Engineering and Construction sectors.

 

For more information please visit dannyfellowstrainingtrust.org.uk

This fund is available to students studying on an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or Adult Programme who may be inhibited by financial considerations or face financial difficulties. The fund can assist with a possible contribution towards essential course equipment, books, free meals, emergency transport, emergency childcare and hardship support.

Personal Learning Accounts provide support to employed individuals aged 19 and over who are earning under £29,534 per annum, as well as those on furlough or whose jobs are at risk, to gain the right skills to change careers or progress in employment.

PLAs provide flexible courses and qualifications, which are fully funded by the Welsh Government.

For further information, view our Personal Learning Account page.

A payment of up to £250 for people aged 16-30 to help them into work, education or volunteering.

 

Development Awards can help fund equipment, course and training fees as well as childcare and transport costs.

 

For further information, call 0800 842 842 or visit princes-trust.org.uk

The ReAct scheme supports individuals living in Wales to gain new skills, overcome obstacles and improve their chances of returning to work following redundancy.

 

If you have been made redundant in the past three months, you may be eligible for a grant of up to £1,500 towards support packages to help you gain new skills, retrain or change career. You might also get help with travel and childcare costs whilst you are doing a course.

 

For further information, contact your local Careers Wales.

The fund aims to advance the education of children and young people under the age of 25 who live in the Parish of Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire.

Individuals can apply for grants up to £1,000 per annum, which can be used towards materials, equipment and activities/trips.

For more information please visit Community Foundation Wales website.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to students taking an accredited vocational training course up to Level 3.

 

The grants are available to individuals facing hardship preventing them from entering employment or education and who are unable to secure funding through other means.

 

Applicants will only be considered if they are not already qualified to work and are able to demonstrate compelling need.

 

For more information please visit thomaswalltrust.org.uk

If you are aged 16-18 and enrolled on a Traineeship programme you could be eligible to receive a weekly bursary. Payment is subject to attendance.

Higher Education Students

The following sources of funding are available if you are studying on a higher education course at the College (example Degree, HND, HNC).

Full-time higher education students are eligible to apply for the following support:

  • Tuition Fee Support – a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,000 is available to learners studying in Wales. Entitlement does not depend on household income.
  • Help with living costs – a Welsh Government Learning Grant and Maintenance Loan are available to help with costs such as food, books, rent and other expenses whilst you are studying. The amount you receive is dependent on household income.
Part-time higher education students are eligible to apply for the following support:
  • Tuition Fee Support – a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £2,625 is available to learners studying in Wales. Entitlement does not depend on your household income; however, you must be studying at a course intensity of least 25%.
  • Help with living costs – a Welsh Government Learning Grant and Maintenance Loan are available to help with costs such as food, books, rent and other expenses whilst you are studying. The amount you receive is dependent on household income.
Further support available for higher education students:
  • Special Support Grant
  • Childcare Grant
  • Adult Dependants’ Grant
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance
  • Disabled Students’ Allowance
Apply online at studentfinancewales.co.uk

Pembrokeshire College Bursary for Level 3 students progressing onto full-time higher education courses.

 

A £500 bursary is available to students enrolled on full-time higher education courses at Pembrokeshire College who have progressed from a Level 3 course at Pembrokeshire College the previous academic year. Payment is split and made on completion of year one and on completion of course.

The fund aims to advance the education of children and young people under the age of 25 who live in the Parish of Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire.

Individuals can apply for grants up to £1,000 per annum, which can be used towards materials, equipment and activities/trips.

For more information please visit Community Foundation Wales website.