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Financial support for under 19s

Bursaries

There are two different bursaries available to the 16-18 age group. Bursary payments do not have to be repaid. If you or your parent/carer receive certain benefits for example income support, you may also be entitled to free college meals.

Please note - we can only process your bursary application once you have enrolled on a course and it may take 8 weeks to hear back from us. Return here at any time to check the status of your bursary.

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16–18 Student Support Fund

Please see the table below for a brief overview of the support available.

Household income Help available
Below £30,000
(Tier 1)
Free college bus.
Support for compulsory kit/uniform.
Bursary payment of £30 per term if attendance meets requirements.
Help with travel costs if over a mile from college bus route or on placement (to a maximum of 15 miles).
50% paid towards curriculum-based trips to a maximum funding of £250.00 per year.
Above £30,000 and below £35,000
(Tier 2)
Free college bus.
Support for compulsory kit/uniform.
Above £35,000 and below £39,000
(Tier 3)
50% discounted college bus.

Vulnerable Student Bursary

The fund is aimed at the groups outlined below:

  • in care
  • care leaver
  • the student is receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner
  • the student is receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.

Please note that eligibility is not a guarantee of the full £1200 award from the vulnerable bursary fund.

There is the possibility of a limited award or even no award at all. The amount of any individual award will be based on individual needs, which will include costs such as travel, kit and trips. The onus will be on the applicant to demonstrate individual course costs on the application, so please ensure you complete all sections.


Childcare

If you are a young parent and need help with childcare costs this will be funded through Care to Learn.


Contact us

To discuss your eligibility or to request an application form please contact the student finance team:


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