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Financial Support for Young People

At Bolton College, we offer a number of financial support services for students who are struggling financially, to help them come to college. 

 

Guaranteed Bursaries

These are available to young people who are one of the following:

  • Aged between 16-18 on or before the 31st August

  • In receipt of Income Support/Universal Credit in your own right

  • In receipt of employment Support Allowance and either Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

What will I get on this bursary?

  • Receive up to £33 per week during term time paid into your bank account

  • The costs of essential equipment will be refunded to you

  • FREE lunch for each day you study in College

Payment is based on full attendance at College.

Discretionary Bursaries

These are available to young people who:

  • Are struggling to meet the costs of attending college

  • Come from a home where the family household income is no more than £20,000 per year

  • Have 90%+ attendance at college

 

What will I get on this bursary?

  • The costs of essential equipment will be refunded to you

  • You'll receive help with the cost of your travel if you live more than 2.5km from the College Campus.

  • If you live in Greater Manchester and travel to College via public transport, we request that you
    purchase a 16-18 Get Me There Card and we'll pay for your return journeys to College

  • If you live outside Greater Manchester, we'll agree with you the cost of your travel to college and contribute to this

 

Free College Meals

If you qualify for the Guaranteed Bursary or if your parent/carer receives an income based benefit then you can receive a free college meal for each day you are studying.

For more information, please visit Student Services at our Deane Road Campus or call 01204 482 182 and ask for a 16-18 Student Financial Support Application Form.

 

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