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How can I tell whether I am eligible for the financial help, through Student Finance?

 

Take a look at the online calculator, to see whether you meet the criteria for the specific awards that are on offer for your age group

Student Finance Eligibility Calculator

 

 

 

 

What evidence do I need to produce to support my application?

 

Students aged between 16-18 years of age, the criteria is a household income of less than £20K and parent/guardian must be receiving one of the following benefits:

Income Support/Universal Credit

Income based Job Seekers allowance

Guaranteed element of Pension Credit

Working/Child Tax Credit (Child Tax Credit can be taken as long as it quotes income)

 

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The student is receiving one of the following in their own right:

Income Support or Universal Credit In Place of Income Support

Both Employment Support Allowance/Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payments

 

The student is currently In Care or a Care Leaver?

 

Students aged over 19 years of age, the criteria for household income remains the same as above, and one of the following will be required as evidence:

 Income Support/Universal Credit

Guaranteed element of Pension Credit

Working/Child Tax Credit (Child Tax Credit can be taken as long as it quotes income

P60 of all household members dated 5 April 2020.

For students who have applied for the Advanced Learner Loan – a copy of the award letter needs to be submitted.

 

 

Remember all evidence must be up to date and state the correct address of the student.

 

 

Dependent upon what level you are studying will depend on which award you apply for. Students studying a Level 3 qualification will need to apply for the Advanced Learner Loan award, unless they have received a waiver of the fee.  In this case then they can apply for the 19+ Discretionary Learning Support Fund.

 

 

 

 

What will I get with my bursary?

 

 

For studying aged 16-18 years of age, they will be eligible for the Free College Meal, the additional cost that go alongside your course ie books and materials and a weekly contribution towards the cost of travel to College. For those students that are eligible for the Vulnerable Bursary you will receive a weekly payment which includes travel costs.

 

 

For students over the age of 19 on a Level 2 or below qualification, and are liable for the tuition fee, they can apply for the Aspire Grant, which will help towards these costs, but will not cover all. The additional costs of their course will be covered.  On the condition that the student lives over 3 miles away from the College, then they will receive a weekly contribution towards the cost of travel.

 

 

For students that have applied and been award an Advanced Learner Loan, they are eligible to apply for help towards the cost of travel, as long as they live over 3 miles from the College.

 

 

If a student requires Childcare funding to support their studies at the College, an additional application form should be completed. Payment will be made for term time only, directly to the childcare provider in arrears.

 

 

 

 

 

How do I apply?

 

 

Either go to your account on the enrolment portal or follow the link from Student Finance Application

 

 

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