We have a number of financial support schemes in place to support you through financial difficulties.
If you are in financial difficulties you can apply for support with travel, course related costs and childcare. All awards made by the College are subject to eligibility and are awarded according to household income, which to qualify, must be less than £25,000 (gross per annum).
All applicants who apply for financial support will automatically be assessed for free meals. If you meet the criteria, you will be entitled to the special free meal selection offered by the College.
Residential Bursary Fund
To apply for support with accommodation costs you will need to apply to the Residential Bursary Fund (RBF). Awards from the RBF will cover the cost of 80% of the residential fees. Financial assistance is awarded according to household income, to qualify it must be less than £29,000 (gross per annum).
16-18 Vulnerable Young Person Bursary
Students from groups identified by the Government as vulnerable, can apply for the 16-18 Vulnerable Young Person Bursary. This includes young people in care (Children in Care/CiC), young care leavers, young people in receipt of Income Support/Universal Credit, Young Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, and young people who are disabled and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payments. The bursary is worth up to £1200 per year.
Care to Learn
If you are under 20 you can apply for up to £160 per child, per week, to help towards your registered childcare costs.
Snowdon Awards grants
Open from 1st February. Apply by 31 May 2017.
The grant is aimed at helping those with a physical or sensory disability and in post-16 education, they can apply for help with additional disability-related costs that are not fully provided from available statutory funding.
Apply for help with funding such things as:
- Human help – sign language interpreters and people to take notes
- Computer equipment
- Adapted or additional accommodation
- Travel costs
- Mobility equipment
- Other costs which relate solely to disability
Applications can apply online: https://www.snowdontrust.org/grants/
Local Education Authority (LEA)
Your Local Education Authority may be able to help you financially, for example with your travel costs.
|Age||FT/PT||Tuition Fee (£)||Exam Fee (£)|
|Home||19-23||FT/PT||tbc||100 (1st year)|
|Unemployed||16+||FT/PT||0||100 (1st year)|
- Many adult students are able to claim an exemption from the £1,000 tuition fee. For further assistance, or to check your eligibility, please contact the College Information and Recruitment Services.
- Students aged 24+ may be eligible for the 24+ Learning Loan.
- Fees for a Level 3 Extended Diploma are £7,000 in total split over two years.
Terms and Conditions
Please note that the College's terms and conditions relating to refunds, transfers, cancellation of courses and other issues relating to the payment of fees are shown in full in the Student Admissions Policy.