19+ Advanced Learner Loan and Hardship Bursaries
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible, learners must:
- be aged 19 or over on the 31 August of the year of study;
be in receipt of a means tested benefit or be able to demonstrate a house hold income of £33,000 a year or less.
Please Note: if you are in receipt of any state benefits it
is your responsibility to inform the Department for Work and
Pensions (DWP) about any learner support you receive from us, as the
learner support payment may impact those benefits.
have an approved 19+ Advanced Learner Loan to be eligible for the
advanced learner loan bursary.
What Will I Get?
The total value of a Bursary award is based on the individual needs and circumstances of each learner. The final award will be constructed of 3 main potential elements:
- Support towards the payment of any invoiced material fees - (A one off payment paid directly to the Department).
- Support towards the purchase of kit/equipment, professional membership fees and DBS checks for academic courses - (A one of payment paid directly to the Department, or if applicable paid into your designated bank account*).
- Support towards travel if during term time you live 2 miles or more from the college site you are attending - (This could be an academic year bus pass (mTicket), a student railcard, and/or money paid into your account on a monthly basis)**.
*Please note that you may be asked to initially and at various points during the year produce receipts for any travel, kit and equipment that you have purchased with the bursary payment provided.
Check Eligibility For Childcare
Apply for financial support