Higher Education Bursaries
We provide financial assistance to students who are in financial difficulty and who are enrolled on a Higher Education course.
Bursaries Student Opportunity Fund
This provides college credits worth £150 to students who are enrolled on a Higher Education course. It is not intended to pay for costs normally covered by Student Loans. Applications are means tested and awards are allocated according to need. The college credits can be used to support college based activities, such as purchasing any Institute service or goods through Institute systems e.g. gym membership, nursery, food, art equipment, trips/visits.
Students with learning difficulties/disabilities should apply for the Disabled Students Allowance in the first instance. For further information visit www.direct.gov.uk website. The College may be able to assist with financing a diagnostic assessment of specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia) depending on financial circumstances.
It is not intended to pay for costs normally covered by Student Loans. Applications are means tested and awards are allocated according to need.
In 2018-19, there will be 600 bursaries worth £150 based on POLAR 3 indices 1 and 2 (http://www.hefce.ac.uk/postcode/) and household income if a second identification criteria is required. The bursaries will be paid in the form of UCG credits. Part time students may be eligible for pro rata instalments based on the number of credits they are undertaking.