The College receives bursary funding to assist students with financial needs. The College expects excellent attendance and all bursary payments require students to have a minimum of 98% attendance.
This is awarded to students whose needs fall into the following clearly defined groups: students in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of Income Support and those with a disability who are in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance. Students who qualify for the guaranteed bursary will also receive free College meals.
Discretionary Bursary for 16-18 year old students
In order to be considered for funding from the Discretionary Bursary, students must be under 19 years of age on 31st August 2017. Students may be eligible for:
- Weekly bursary payments where there is evidence of a combined household income below £30,000 a year
- A Travel Grant, if they live 4 miles or more away from the College
Household income also relates to parents/guardians who are in receipt of certain benefits. Please contact the staff in the Student Information Centre who will be able to provide the most current guidance to help you.
Discretionary Hardship Grant for students who are over 19 years of age
Students who are over 19 years of age may still be eligible for some financial support from the 19+ Hardship Grant. They are required to complete and submit the bursary application form with appropriate supporting evidence.