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Course designation

Only institutions with automatic designation or specific designation will have their courses eligible for student support.

Automatic designation

Institutions with a HEFCW approved fee and access plan will have their full-time higher education courses automatically designated for student support.

The arrangements for part-time courses are different. One of the requirements for the automatic designation of a part-time course is that it is provided by a publicly funded educational institution in the United Kingdom. For more information on fee and access plans, contact regulationadvice@hefcw.ac.uk.

Specific designation

Institutions that wish for their courses to be designated for student support on a case by case basis will have to apply to Welsh Government.

Welsh Government has recently published its Policy for Specific Designation. For more information contact studentfinancedivision@gov.wales.

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