Press release

Welsh students encouraged to apply now for student finance

Applications open for full time undergraduate students in Wales

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Full time undergraduate students can now apply for funding at Student Finance Wales even if they don’t have a confirmed place at university yet.

Last year SLC received almost 70.000 applications from Welsh full-time undergraduate students with the majority of these received before the deadline. The deadline for new students to get their applications in for the 19/20 academic year is 10 May 2019.

Executive Director of Operations, Derek Ross, said: “Last year the majority of students applied for their funding early, which was great. We hope to see that trend continuing. Applying for your student finance before the deadline is the best way to make sure you have your finances sorted before term starts.”

Student Finance Wales (SFW) has produced a series of short films covering everything you need to know about student finance for 19/20 including how much you can get and how to apply as well as useful information on repayment and interest. The Playlist featuring all the films can be found at

You can view the playlist in Welsh at Students should also follow SFW’s facebook and twitter channels @SF_Wales for all the latest news and updates.

Other tips for making the application process as smooth as possible include:

Having your National Insurance Number and passport details to hand before you start your online application as you will be asked for this information as part of the process.

Keeping a note of the email address you use when applying for student finance and making sure you choose a password you’ll remember. Don’t worry if you do forget it as you will be able to reset it yourself using our password reset service.

Follow SFW’s facebook and twitter channels @SF_Wales for all the latest news and updates.

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Published 15 March 2019