All the information provided below acts only as a guide for students studying a Further Education (FE) course at SGS College in the academic year 2020/2021. As schemes and guidelines can change throughout the year, you may need to discuss your options directly with the Money Management Service Team to gain the full, correct information you may require. Please be advised that any information you provide us with will be kept confidential in line with GDPR rules and regulations.
If you are studying a Higher Education (HE) course then there are still plenty of funding options available for you, these are managed by our HE team. *Please note that some Access Courses are FE and not HE.
What We DoThe Money Management Service (MMS) is here to provide you with information, advice and guidance on the financial support that is available while you study a further education course with SGS College.
Our information, advice and guidance has supported over 2000 students each academic year. The team can also work with you one to one to help you take practical steps towards taking control of your money, including setting up realistic budgeting goals and maximising income. To help with this further, we run budgeting classes and events throughout the year.
'The MMS Team helped students financially with over £2 million worth of funding.'
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