16+ Student Finance

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Most students have to live on a very tight budget – we know it isn’t easy.

Student Services staff are always on hand to give information and advice on financial issues including:

  • Grants
  • Allowances
  • Fees
  • Bursaries
  • Money Management
  • Student Loans
  • Funds
  • Grants and Grant Awarding Trusts

Common Questions

How much does it cost to come to college?

Information on what it costs to come to college will be given to you at interview and again in your joining pack. This will identify any costs associated with each course. Further information is available by calling Learner Services.

I don't think I can afford to come to college, what can I do?

Speak to our Advice and Guidance Officers on Open Days or during office hours on the phone. They will be able to identify the specific financial support that is available according to your needs and circumstances.

What happens if I get into debt whilst at college?

We can help you with budgeting advice and discuss funds that are available at your interview and during your time with us.

Does the college offer any bursaries?

For those in financial hardship or difficulty, the college administers the Access to Learning Fund which can offer financial awards to eligible students. Terms and conditions apply.

ALG (Adult Learning Grant) may be available to Further Education students, dependent on their individual circumstances.

Financial Support for Further Education

There are a range of options available to FE students requiring financial support, including funds and loans. Visit our 16+ Financial Support page for more information or call our Student Services team on 01964 553000.