Student Finance Support

At the Bournemouth and Poole College we want to make sure that our dedicated team of experts within Student Services can provide you as a potential student, parent or carer, with a wide range of information, advice and financial support to help you access and succeed on your course.

What’s on offer?

Ensuring that you can get the things that you need while you are studying at The College is also a key factor and maybe something that could be concerning you. Don’t worry there could be some financial support on hand that could make your decision to come to The College a lot easier!

Vulnerable and Discretionary Bursaries (16-18 year old students) – Including College Meal Support and Travel Support

Support with the costs of your College course and support with the costs of travel. You could also end up with a monthly payment paid direct to you to help you with those little extras. The vulnerable bursary is for students who are in or leaving care, getting income support in their own right or those students who face exceptional circumstances. The discretionary bursary is for those students who have a lower income within their families.

Learner Support Fund and Aspire Grant (Over 19 year old students)

Support with the costs of your course including exam, visit and materials/equipment. A one off payment direct to The College to help with the costs that you may be asked for. If you live over 3 miles away from your site of study you may qualify for a free travel pass as well! This funding is means tested on household income. The Aspire Grant is aimed at those students who are studying on a Level 1 or Level 2 course that have to pay the full fees.

Advanced Learning Loans

You are eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan if you are a UK resident aged 19 or over when you start to study a course at Level 3 and above. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You also won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year. Please note that you do not have to take out a loan to apply for a course.

For more information and details on how to apply for Financial Support contact us by visiting us at The Link @ Lansdowne or The Link @ North Road or simply:

Visit our website http://www.thecollege.co.uk/student-services/financial-support
Call The Link @ Lansdowne 01202 205362
Call The Link @ North Road 01202 205660
Email us mailto:studentfinance@bpc.ac.uk
Text “money” to 07950 081388