Students aged between 19 years old or over at the start of their course can apply for this fund.
Students on low income may be entitled to Financial support towards:
- Tuition Fees
- Travel - to qualify for travel a student must live more than a 15-minute walk away from the College . The amount of money awarded for travel is based on the number of timetabled days and distance to college.
- Childcare - 3 - 23 months - up to £210.00 per week 2 -11 Years - up to £180.00 per week. Students can only apply for childcare support once their bursary has been approved. The childcare provider needs to be OFSTED registered and students need to provide full birth certificate(s) for the child/ren.
- Materials & High Kit Costs - Discretionary bursary is awarded for materials, high kit costs e.g. hairdressing kits and books (where books are not available to loan from the library). This is in the form of a one-off payment either paid to the department or directly to the student’s bank account within the academic year.
Applying for Financial Support
Students need to fully complete an application form on the Pay My Student portal and provide all supporting evidence.
To apply, please click the link below:
Payments contribute to study costs. They do not meet all the costs.
Asylum seekers who are in receipt of NASS support will be provided with in kind support (bus tickets) or monetary funds if they have a bank account in their own name.
Approved applicants will receive funds distributed throughout the year into their bank account, which will be based on their mode of study full or part time. All payments are based on students having a minimum of 87% attendance per week.
If you are in receipt of benefits, it's your responsibility to inform the DWP of any payments you receive.