Applicants thinking of enrolling on this course can apply for funding to help with the costs associated with attending college. Bursary funds are targeted at students where there is an identified low household income.
The bursary fund cannot provide help with costs unrelated to your course, such as general living expenses, nor can it be used as an attendance incentive.
Applications to the fund are not normally considered if the household income exceeds £25,000 but may be considered in some instances if the household is experiencing severe financial hardship.
|The 16-19 Bursary Fund is aimed at helping:|
|Students who are aged 16, 17 or 18 on the 31st August 2022|
|Students aged 19 who started a two-year programme before their 19th birthday|
|Students aged 19 or over on 31st August 2022 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)|
|If you do not meet the above criteria then you are likely to be eligible for support through either the:|
|19+ Bursary Fund|
|Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund (for students paying Level 3 tuition fees for with an advanced learner loan)*|
*Awards from the Advanced Learner Loans Bursary Fund can only be made to students who have received an Advanced Learner Loan. If you do not intend to apply for an advanced learner loan or if your application has been unsuccessful you will not be eligible for an award from this particular fund.
Funds are targeted at course related costs such as travel, childcare, books and equipment.
Regardless of income or employment status, students self-funding (including where an employer is covering course fees), are not eligible for financial assistance through any discretionary bursary funds.
When can I apply?
Bursary Fund applications for courses starting in the 2022/23 academic year will be open from June 1st 2022.
For courses starting in September 2022, applications should be made by 1st November 2022. If you find yourself in financial hardship after this date it is important that you still contact Student Services. Applications received after 1st November will be considered on a pro-rata basis subject to need and the availability of funds.