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Fee Waivers

​With the support of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) we are offering a fee waiver scheme (subject to availability) to support part-time undergraduate students who would not otherwise have access to higher education. Eligible students will have their course fees paid by HEFCW.

To be eligible for a fee waiver you:

  • must not study more than 20 credits in this academic year
  • must be living in Wales
  • are in receipt of one of the following benefits:
    • Student or immediate family:
      • Universal Credit
      • Jobseeker’s Allowance
      • Employment and Support Allowance
      • Income Support
      • Housing Benefit
      • Working Tax Credit
      • Child Tax Credit
    • Student:
      • Carer’​s Allowance or Credit
      • Disability related benefit
      • Bereavement Benefit

If the above benefit criteria does not apply to you, funding could still be available if you meet at least one of the following:

  • you are from an area of socio-economic deprivation or low participation in higher education
  • you receive qualifying benefits such as Universal Credit
  • you belong to a Black, Asian or minority ethnic group
  • you are a refugee or asylum seeker
  • you have a disability
  • you are a carer
  • you are a Care Leaver or Care Experienced
  • You identify as LBGTQ+
  • your parents/guardians are not educated to higher education level

Please address any application (with supporting evidence – if applicable) to​ – title email as F W APP with Cardiff Met Student ID – e.g., F W APP 20999999