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The College Bursary Fund is designed to provide assistance to students who are experiencing financial difficulty in accessing or completing their course. Funds can be provided to help towards the cost of travel, meals, books, equipment and materials needed for courses. You must be under 19 on the 31 August in the year in which you start your programme of study. Eligibility is assessed on parental income and home/personal circumstances. All bursary applications are made online using the link below.
Care to Learn can help you with childcare costs while you study. You could receive up to £160 per week for each child. For more information and to make an application please visit www.gov.uk/care-to-learn .
There are two types of 16 – 19 Bursary:
This is for those students most in need, who will be eligible for a guaranteed £1,200 a year, plus travel and meals. You will be eligible for this bursary if you are:
To be eligible for the Guaranteed Bursary you must provide appropriate evidence, a letter from the local authority confirming your care status or a letter confirming your qualifying benefits. You can apply for the Guaranteed Bursary throughout the academic year, however the funds will be allocated pro-rata.
College will provide an income-assessed Bursary for students whose Parents/Guardians household income is £20,000 or below. If you meet the free college meals criteria, you will be considered as a priority application.
To be eligible for the Discretionary Bursary your parents/guardians must provide appropriate evidence, your bursary application may be delayed if evidence is not provided.
If you think you qualify for a bursary
Please make your application using this link https://cardinalnewman.paymystudent.com/portal/
The college understands that circumstances may change throughout the year, any applications received after the deadline will be considered. Please note Bursary Funding is limited. When available funds have been allocated, the scheme will be closed to applications.
The payment of awards will be dependent upon satisfactory attendance and behaviour. You must attend a minimum of 95% of lessons to qualify for payments. Payments will be reduced if your attendance falls below this and will not be paid where attendance is 80% or less.
Bursary payments will be paid directly into the student’s bank account.
If you require further information or help making your application, please contact Student Services on Tel: 01772 460181 or email: email@example.com