We are able to offer financial assistance and advice to both school leaver students and adult learners who choose to study with us.

The options available are depending on your personal circumstances, so if you feel you need some further advice other than what is included on this website, please feel free to speak to a member of our Student Finance team by calling 0161 631 5000.

Help with the Costs of Studying

Is there any funding available to help me with the cost of studying?

If your annual household income is less than £30,000 per year, you may be entitled to the Salford City College Bursary, which provides students from low income families with up to £10 per week to spend on the costs associated with attending college.

Can I access any funding to help with course equipment?

Depending on the course that you study, you may be able to get support with the cost of any kits or specialist equipment you require for your course.  When you visit one of our college open events, make sure you ask a member of staff from within the relevant department if this option is available. Alternatively, you may choose to utilise some of the Bursary money you may qualify for, to purchase the materials.

Help with Travel

If you are aged 16-18 , you can take advantage of our Free*  College Bus Service. *Terms and Conditions apply.

However, for those students who rely on public transport to attend college, there are some options available to you:

Half Price Bus Travel – TfGM

An exciting new product is being launched that will allow students aged between 16 and 18 to enjoy half price bus travel.  The new 16-18 card will cut the cost of a day ticket for young people in half and making it easier to get to and from college.  To benefit from the discount students are required to apply for a personalised 16-18 “get me there” smartcard (issued by Transport for Greater Manchester).  For more information and to submit an application please visit:

Click here for more details on the new half price 16-18 bus ticket

Help with Food and Drink

If you household income is less than £16, 190 you may be eligible for free college meals with a value of up to £2.50.