College Bursary Information

In order to support you during your studies, we may be able to offer you a bursary to help you with the cost of attending college. You may also be entitled to a free lunch every day as well as help with other course costs such as equipment.

If you have any questions about applying for the College Bursary, our friendly and supportive Student Services Team is available to support you. Please call us on 0161 631 5000 for more information.

16-18 COLLEGE BURSARY

The 16-18 Discretionary Bursary is for students aged 16-18 who will benefit from financial support with the cost of attending College. If the household income (all adults that live in their home who have financial responsibility) is less than £30,000 before tax, then the student may be eligible to receive up to £15.00 per week. This is based on 100% attendance on College premises and full engagement with academic studies.

To qualify, students must be living in the UK and have lived here for at least three years prior to the course starting and be aged 16, 17 or 18 at the end of August 2021.

For further information about the 16-18 College Bursary Funds, please take a look at our Financial Support Procedure (Students Aged 16-18)

If a student is receiving the 16-18 Discretionary Bursary, they are eligible for up to 100% funding towards the cost of their College kits.

16-18 FREE COLLEGE MEALS

For information about the Free College Meals, please take a look at our Financial Support Procedure (Students Aged 16-18)

19+ COLLEGE BURSARY 

This bursary is for students aged 19 and over who struggle financially with the cost of attending college. If the student’s household income (all adults that live in their home who have financial responsibility for them) is less than £30,000 before tax, and they are studying over 12 hours per week, then the student may be eligible to receive up to £15.00 per week. This is based on 100% attendance on College premises and full engagement with academic studies.

For further information about the 19+ College Bursary Funds, please take a look at our Financial Support Procedure (Students Aged 19+)

ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN BURSARY 

This bursary is for students who have taken out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for their course. This is based on 100% attendance on College premises and full engagement with academic studies. Depending on their household income, the student will be eligible for up to £60 per week. Please see below:

• Below £50,000 – up to £10 per week

• Below £40,000 – up to£20 per week

• Below £30,000 – up to£30 per week

• Below £20,000 – up to £40 per week

• Below £16,000 – up to £50 per week

• Below £10,000 – up to £60 per week

For further information about the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Funds, please take a look at our Financial Support Procedure (Students Aged 19+)

19+ CHILDCARE FUNDING

The 19+ Childcare Fund is for parents who struggle financially with the cost of childcare when attending College.

To be eligible to receive the 19+ Childcare, students need to meet the following criteria:

  • Students must be aged 19+
  • Students’ household income (that of all adults that live in the student’s home who have financial responsibility for them) is less than £30,000 before tax.
  • Students must be enrolled onto a full-time College study programme.

Students studying on a Foundation Degree, Degree Top-up, Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) are not eligible for childcare funding.

Childcare Maximum Daily Contribution:
Half Day £20.00 / Day
Full Day £40.00 / Day

For further information about the 19+ Childcare Funds, please take a look at our Financial Support Procedure (Students Aged 19+)