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Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available to help you with the cost of fees, equipment, child care or travel to the College. You do not have to be on benefits to get financial help; many successful applicants are working.

We try to support those students in most need, but the funds we have are limited and do run out, so you should apply as early as you can. Guidelines and application forms for all College funds are available now from the Student Centre, Ground Floor, Pelham Tower.

We have made the systems for applying as simple as possible, but it will involve filling in forms, providing evidence and telling us in detail about your financial situation. We will then make an assessment based on your personal circumstances. The funds are limited and are offered at the discretion of the College.

Advice for 16-18 year olds

If you are under 19 you will not have to pay any tuition or exam fees. There may be other course costs, like materials and equipment. You should be aware of the costs before you start the course to avoid finding yourself in difficulty. 

Information on bursary funding for the 2017/18 academic year is available to download here.

Advice for 19+ year olds

If you are over 19 years of age then you may be required to pay all, or part of any tuition fees and exam fees. In addition to other costs like materials and equipment, you should be aware of the costs before you start the course, such as childcare if you have a family, or uniforms, to avoid finding yourself in difficulty. Please read the financial assistance guidelines if you feel that your finances may be a barrier to learning.

If you are 19+ and studying a Level 1 or 2 programme, or are aged 19-23 and do not have a full Level 3 or 4 qualification, information on bursary funding for the 2017/18 academic year is available here.

If your course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan and you would like more information on this, including how to apply, we have more information here or you can also check the Government's website here.

If you are paying for your course with an Advanced Learner Loan, information on bursary funding for the 2017/18 academic year is available here.

If you take out aN ADVANCED LEARNer loan to study an Access to Higher Education course and go on to complete a Higher Education qualification, your ADVANCED LEARNer LOAN loan will be 'written off', making your Access course FREE!*

*Terms and conditions apply, for more information on this policy, please contact Student Finance England.

We realise that travelling to and from College can be expensive. So to help you out we have produced an easy to read guide which covers all of the discounts and funding that are available to help you with the expense of travelling to College.

Student Travel Booklet

 

Click here to view our fees policy in full