Student Finance Forms (PN1/PR1/PTG1) FAQs

1. How do I apply/reapply for student finance?
2. I am an EU (non-UK) student, am I eligible for student finance?
3. I have missed the deadline during May and / or June am I still able to apply for student finance?
4. What is the University of South Wales UCAS University/College code?
5. What is the University of South Wales UCAS Campus code?
6. I did not apply through UCAS, can I apply for student finance?
7. What is my course code?
8. What is the "Year of course"?
9. How much is my full tuition fee amount?
10. Is my course franchised to another university/college?
11. How many weeks will I be studying in academic year 2011/12?
12. What figure do I use for my income details?
13. I am a part time student, where do I get my PTG1 form stamped?


1. How do I apply/reapply for student finance?
You must fill in a PN1 Form (new applicants) or a PR1 Form (returning applicants) or PTG1 form (part time applicants) which can be completed online or downloaded from:

Student Finance Wales for students who normally live in Wales (or phone 0845 602 8845 to request hard copy)
Student Finance England for students who normally live in England (or phone 0845 300 5090 to request hard copy)
Students Awards Agency for Scotland for students who normally live in Scotland (or phone 0300 555 0505 to request hard copy)
Student Finance Northern Ireland for students who normally live in Northern Ireland (or phone 0845 600 0662 to request hard copy)

You can use these forms to apply for: Special Support Grant / Assembly Learning Grant / Maintenance Grant*, Welsh National Bursary, Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans, Tuition Fee Grant, Adult Dependants’ Grant, Childcare Grant and Parents Learning Allowance**, Disabled Students’ Allowances**, Travel Grant***.

Please note that you may not be eligible for each type of funding listed above. For eligibility criteria and further information on these types of funding, please follow the links provided above.

* You may apply for the Special Support Grant or the Assembly Learning Grant or the Maintenance Grant. You cannot claim for more than one of these.
** You will be sent a further application form if you indicate that you wish to claim Disabled Students’ Allowances or Childcare Grant on your PN1/PR1 form.
*** For Medicine/Dentistry students or students studying partly in a college outside the UK. Please contact the Student Money Advice Team for more details.

If you have any further questions that are not answered on this page, please contact the relevant authority listed above.


2. I am an EU (non-UK) student, am I eligible for student finance?
Please visit www.direct.gov.uk for funding information for Students from other EU countries.


3. I have missed the deadline of May or June (PN1), am I still able to apply for student finance?
Yes, providing that you return the application form to the relevant authority/assessing body within 9 months of the start of your academic year you should be eligible to be assessed for funding. However, please note that if you submit your application after the above deadline you might not receive your first payment at the start of term as your application may not have been assessed by then. The deadline is only to offer a guarantee that applications submitted before the relevant date will be assessed and therefore funding will be in place for the start of the academic year.


4. What is the University of South Wales UCAS University/College code?
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5. What is the University of South Wales UCAS Campus code?
This question is not applicable to University of South Wales students who are studying at the Treforest, Cardiff or Glyntaff campuses (leave box unticked). However, if you are studying at one of our partner colleges please select your campus code from the list provided on our Partner college UCAS campus codes webpage.


6. I did not apply through UCAS, can I apply for student finance?
Yes, just ignore the request for your "UCAS personal identification number" (but fill in sections regarding UCAS university/college code, UCAS course code etc)


7. What is my course code?
You can find this on our website by typing in your course title into the search bar. If your course is not listed, please contact your Faculty.


8. What is the "Year of course"?
This is the year of the course that you are applying for, eg if you have successfully passed your 1st Year exams, you will need to tick the "Second Year" box (as this is the year of study that you are applying for).


9. How much is my full tuition fee amount?
Please visit our website for information on our Tuition Fees or email revenue@southwales.ac.uk


10. Is my course franchised to another university/college?
If you are studying at one of our partner colleges your course is likely to be franchised. Please contact the Academic Registry if you are unsure.


11. How many weeks will I be studying in academic year 2011/12?
This part of the form only applies to students on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses


12. What figure do I use for my income details?
You need to provide the gross amount earned.


13. I am a part time student, where do I get my PTG1 form stamped?
You should go to your Faculty Administration Office This form cannot be completed until the academic year has started and you have enrolled. If you are a first year part time student, you must satisfactorily attend for at least two weeks before the form can be completed.