Are the costs associated with
study (e.g. travel, books or equipment) preventing you from studying? You may be eligible for financial support from the College’s Learner Support Fund (LSF) or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund (19+ALL BF).
Eligibility for help towards course associated costs
General Eligibility Criteria
Learner Support Fund:
- Aged 19 or over
- Considered to be a home student
- Fully enrolled on a course funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency
19+ Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund:
- Aged 19 or over
- Fully enrolled on a programme of study and in receipt of a 19+ Adult Learning Loan
You need to have evidence that you are:
- on a low income or
- a dependent of someone who is on a low income or in receipt of a
means testedbenefit e.g. Universal Credit, Income Support / Jobseekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit etc. or
- in receipt of NASS financial support.
The evidence you will be required to produce:
- a current JSA/U.C/ Income Support/Pension Credit letter or a Tax Credit Award Notice showing income for
taxyear 2017-18. Or a Housing Benefit letter which specifies the DWP benefit being received or
- evidence of income may be a 2017-18 P60/Tax Return/recent pay-slips showing income evidence from previous two months from which the income can be calculated. Alternatively a signed letter/contract from the employer(s) stating the monthly salary or
- evidence of rent or mortgage in order for your disposable income to be assessed or
- evidence of current NASS financial support if you are an asylum seeker.
Payments contribute to study costs. They do not meet all the costs. If you live within walking distance of college or have a Freedom pass you cannot apply for help with travel. Asylum seekers who are in receipt of NASS support will be provided with