Adult Learners (19+) – Financial Support

Colchester Institute Financial Support

For students with an identified low household income, there may be financial support available. Funds are targeted at course related costs such as travel, childcare, books and equipment.

Application form for 19+ students who are not required to take an Advanced Learner Loan to cover tuition Fees

Student Funding Applications for students starting in September 2020 can be made from July 14th 2020 using the form below.

Students who will be returning to the College in September 2020 must reapply for funding for the 2020 – 2021 academic year using the new form below.

***Application forms for students starting in September 2021 will be available from June 2021 onwards. Please do not complete the application form currently online***

If you have any queries, please email the Student Finance team –

This bursary can be applied for if you are 19+ and taking a Level 1 or 2 course or 19-23 year old and taking your 1st Level 3 course.

Application form for 19+ students who are required to take out an Advanced Learner Loan to cover tuition fees

Please note that an offer of an award from our funds does not guarantee or confirm your place on your chosen course. You can apply to the college support fund for an award prior to you accepting a place on your chosen course, enabling you to make an informed decision on whether or not to accept your place. All awards from the college support fund are dependent on you enrolling on your chosen course.

For queries and further information

Contact Student Services on (01206) 712078 or visit any campus for Student Finance information and advice.

  • Colchester Campus: (01206) 712078
  • Braintree Campus: (01206) 814194
  • Clacton Campus: (01206) 712234