Internal and External schemes for those studying a Further Education course (FE), to support with tuition and course costs and the costs associated with attending College.
As schemes and guidelines can change throughout the year, the information provided on this site is only intended as a guide to the support that may be available to you. As such, if after reviewing the information provided you have any questions then please email them to the MMS team at [email protected] In line with GDPR rules and regulations, all information provided to us will be kept securely and treated confidentially.
If you are studying a Higher Education (HE) course then please contact the HE team to see what funding options are available to you.
*PLEASE NOTE: some Access to HE courses are FE and not HE courses
Before You Enrol
Before you enrol, it is important that you are fully aware of the costs involved in studying an FE course at college. You can find information regarding fees within your joining instructions or by speaking to a member of your department, finance or the customer experience team. Please be aware that your bursary will be based on your age as of 31st August in the year that you started/start your course.
Funding Options Calculator
Why not try our MMS FE Funding Options Calculator? Here you can gain an understanding of the different types of financial support that may be available to you while you study. We have a range of schemes and entitlements that can help with things like course fees, material costs, food, travel and access to IT equipment.Try the Calculator
Frequently Asked Questions
Bursary Appeal Information
If you have applied for one of our internal bursary schemes but wish to appeal the decision of that application, you can do so before June 2021. You can appeal via email at [email protected]
You must provide your full student number, contact details and inform us why you wish to appeal.
Advice Agencies and Debt Charities
There are a number of agencies, charities and other types of financial support website that can offer information, advice and guidance on a number of ways to budget and assist with debt. It is always worth checking with the MMS Team to see what internal or external schemes SGS can help with.
Citizens Advice (Stroud)
Wotton Debt Charity
Money Saving Expert
National Youth Agency
Money Advice Service