Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF)
This is a means tested discretionary fund aimed to help with course costs for students who have exceptional social or financial circumstances. To get this help students will need to be a ‘home’ student for fee purposes and meet our DLSF Criteria.
Payments from the DLSF are paid in instalments and are dependent on a positive tutor reference. The references are based on attendance, punctuality and completion of work.
For more information about the DLSF or any other matters concerning your support needs please contact our Student Advice Team.
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Career Development Loans (CDL)
A Career Development Loan could help you pay for learning that enhances your job skills or career prospects. It’s a bank loan, so you’ll have to pay it back once you’ve left your course. However, you don’t pay interest for the period when you’re in learning. Read more at www.direct.gov.uk or call 0800 100 900