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Free college meals

You can qualify for free college meals if:

  • You are aged 16–18?
  • You are aged 19 to 24 and subject to an Education and Health Care Plan (EHC Plan)? If so, contact the student financial support team for more information.
  • You or your parent/carer receive any of the following benefits:
    • Income Support
    • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
    • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC))
    • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
    • Universal Credit with net earning not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa.

Make an online application*

* Please note - this link is not live until Monday 2 August 2021.

Free college meals are paid at a rate the government sets of £3.00 per day for the number of days you attend college. Your weekly allowance will be uploaded to your student ID card. Eligible students attending work placement can receive a payment of £3.00 per day paid into their nominated bank account on production of their placement log to student finance team.

Contact us

For further information or support on free college meals please contact the student financial support team.


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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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