If you are worried about the financial costs associated with your course, we may be able to help. Financial assistance may be available, depending on your circumstances, to contribute towards these costs and make it more affordable for you. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can.
For any financial support queries, please contact our Financial Support Team on 01223 418443 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Students aged 16–18 years old
Students who are aged 16-18 (from September 2017) will not normally be expected to pay any tuition fees, registration fees or exam fees for their course, but you may have to pay for other course related costs.
If Cambridge Regional College is the nearest college to your home offering your course, and you are under 19 on 1 September 2017, then your local County Council might be able to assist with the cost of transport to and from college, whether it is for the college bus or public transport. Click here for more info.
16 – 18 Discretionary Bursary
This discretionary bursary may be able to offer assistance with any college fees (e.g. kit/additional activities/visits/books) which are considered essential to your participation on the course. Assistance may also be given for transport, either college bus or public transport, if the local County Council is unable to assist. Learners aged over 16 but under 19 on 1 September 2017 from a low income household (under £25,000 per annum) can apply for assistance through this scheme. There are normally no registration, tuition or exam fees for learners aged under 19 on full time courses, however exam retakes may be charged.
Free meals will be offered to learners who receive, or whose parents/carers receive certain types of income related benefits. Learners must be aged between 16 -18 on 31 August 2017. Also available for 19+ learners who started a study programme they began aged 16-18 (‘19+ continuers’) or learners who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessed by the Local Authority and studying a Government funded full-time course.
If you are in care or are a care leaver or you’re independently receiving Income Support or other benefits, you may be entitled to receive funds from our 16-19 Bursary. Click here to find out more.
Learners aged under 20 on 1 September 2017 who have a child that needs childcare while they attend college can receive assistance through Care to Learn. This covers childcare costs up to £160 per week per child. Please click here to find out more.
Learners aged 19 and over
Learners aged 19 and over on 1 September 2017 will normally pay registration, tuition and exam fees in addition to kit, additional activity, visits or books. However, tuition fees may be waived for some learners and financial support is available to help with childcare, equipment, books, transport and other expenses. Click here to find out more about financial support available for adult learners.
Instalment plans can be arranged for fees of £350.00 or above. The standard plan would be for one deposit on enrolment and three equal monthly instalments. In exceptional circumstances, a special arrangement plan might be agreed with the Finance office. For further information please call 01223 418345 or 418443.
Applying for Financial Support
You can apply for Financial Support using our Online Financial Application form or download and complete the Paper Version. It is a quick and easy process. Please follow the instructions provided and supply recent photocopies of appropriate evidence. We are unable to process incomplete applications, which includes those with missing documents, and this may result in delaying the award. If you need any advice or help with completing the form, then please contact us on 01223 418443 or by email: email@example.com
The preferable form of financial proof is a Tax Credit Awards Notice (TCAN) starting 06 April 2017 or a copy of recent means tested benefit dated after April 2017. Photocopies of financial evidence will need to be provided with your application to demonstrate an annual household income showing below £25,000. Demand for support often exceeds funding available, so learners are encouraged to apply early. An application does not guarantee an award will be made. You should make your own appropriate travel arrangements until support is in place.