Financial help for students
We understand that financial matters are an important consideration for our students and that everyone’s circumstances are different.
We believe that financial constraints alone should never be enough to prevent a student from studying and so we will work with you to find out what support you may be entitled to and help you to access any funding available.
The Learning Support Grant
The Learning Support Grant is the name we have given to our discretionary learner support scheme and is administered by the college.
This grant can provide you with:
help with travel costs
help with equipment, books or resources costs
contribution towards childcare costs
help to pay UCAS admin fees
contribution towards enrichment activities linked to your course.
We have tried to make applying as simple as possible, but it will involve filling in online forms, providing evidence and telling us about your financial situation. We will then make an assessment based on your personal circumstances.
Advanced Learner Loan (19+)
An Advanced Learner Loan can cover the financial costs of training and you don’t need to start repayments until you earn over £25,000. The Advanced Learner Loan is provided by the government and is not means tested, subject to any credit checks and does not take your current employment status into account. For more information, click here.