There is a wide range of help available to students to meet the costs of tuition, travel, and childcare.
Use the links at the foot of the page to identify the financial support appropriate to you.
If you are struggling with your course because of financial difficulties, you may be able to get help with some of the costs of essentials (e.g. equipment and travel) for your course, through the Discretionary Learner Support Fund. This funding is only available to students taking Adult courses, not Community courses.
There is a limited supply of funding available so early application is advised. It’s a means tested fund and you will be expected to show some proof of income such as a recent Working Tax Credit Notice, two recent payslips, a copy of a letter from the benefits agency or bank statements.
Students aged 19 or older wishing to apply for Financial Support can use the application form here: http://bit.ly/adfinsupp. This form also allows students aged 20 or older to apply for Childcare Support Funds.
Contact the Student Finance Team on via Studentfinance@boltoncc.ac.uk for more information or advice.
Are you a student aged 20 or over (on 31st August of the year the course starts) and have children? Are you in severe hardship? There are funds available to help you.
In order to quality for 20+ Childcare Support Funds, you must have an income level of £21,000 or less. And you will need to prove that you qualify by bringing in a recent letter which shows the family income e.g. recent Working Tax Credit Notice; two recent payslips; copy of letter from benefits agency; bank statements.
The Childcare Support Fund will pay 80%* of term-time costs of your childcare, and you will be responsible for the other 20% of the costs.
The child care provider chosen must be Ofsted registered and cannot be a relative. The Fund pays costs related to your study days at College, both onsite and online, but does not pay for childcare costs during holiday periods or after school care for older children.
The fund is limited and runs on a first come first served basis so early application is advised.
Students should apply using the application form link in Discretionary Learner Support Funds above to apply. The College will contact your Childcare Provider directly to confirm the childcare support required and the costs involved.
For further advice, please contact the Student Finance Team via Studentfinance@boltoncc.ac.uk
For students aged 19 or over, starting a Level 3 or above course from August onwards. Loan applications will be accepted from May. Click here for more details.
Financial Support is available for some 16-18 students coming to College. The EMA scheme is no longer operational in England.
There are two types of bursary:-
1. The Student Support Allowance of up to £1,200 a year if you (the student) are:
2. The Discretionary Bursary and Free College Meals funds are used to provide financial support to eligible students to help towards transport, essential equipment required for the course, and help with the costs of meals. These Funds are administered by the College, are means tested and you may qualify if you are aged 16-18, your attendance is over 90% and your family income is £20,000 or less.
Follow the link at the foot of the page for the info and application form links
If you are aged under 20 on 31st August before the start of your course, you have children, and need financial support with childcare costs you may be eligible for help from the government’s Care to Learn scheme.
This can provide help with the cost of having a child looked after at a nursery or childminder while you study at College.