16-18 Years – Financial Support

School Leavers (16-18 Year Old Learners) Financial Support

Apply now for help with your course related costs. For students with an identified low household income, there may be financial support available. Bursary awards can help with your course related costs such as travel, childcare, books and equipment and much more.

What help can I get with Student Finance?

If you are aged over sixteen and thinking of enrolling on a full or part-time course, you can apply for funding through the student finance application form below. Funds will be targeted at students where there is an identified low household income.

You are advised to read the notes and policies at the beginning of the form and ensure that you provide all the evidence that is required when submitting your application.

******Online applications for student funding for learners who started in September 2023 are now closed.

If you are a current student and would like to discuss your options at this late stage of the year, please contact Student Finance to collect a paper application form.

Applications for student funding for learners starting in September 2024 will open in July 2024.*****

The 2023-24 Further Education Fee Policy can be viewed here:

For queries and further information

Contact Student Services on (01206) 712078 or email student.finance@colchester.ac.uk

  • Colchester Campus: (01206) 712078
  • Braintree Campus: (01206) 814194