Financial Support for ages 19+

As an adult learner there is lots of financial support available to help you return to study. Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to free or reduced course fees. You will also be able to apply for support funds to help with travel, childcare and kit & uniform. As each person’s financial and family situation is different we recommend that you visit our specialist team at The Hub and book a confidential appointment so that we can maximise the support available to you and help you complete any forms required.

Did you know?

Many of our Adult Learners qualify for reduced fees. You may not have to pay any fees depending on your personal circumstances. 

Depending on the course you choose, you may get Council Tax exemptions. Find out more about Council Tax exemptions.

Financial support for learners aged 19+

Adults starting an Entry Level to Level 3 course in September 2016 will be eligible to apply for a wide range of financial support including:

  • £500 support allowance*
  • 90% of Term Time Childcare costs for 20+ year olds**                                      
  • FREE childcare for 19 year olds through the Government Care to Learn Scheme
  • FREE kit and uniform
  • Exam fee support (Dependant on benefit entitlement)
  • Tuition fee support (discretionary basis - see Student Finance for more details)

*Eligibility criteria applies. £500 example based on Full Time eligible student including Travel Support
**Eligibility criteria applies.
***Learners must be eligible for the Support Allowance and live at least 1 mile away form the College to be eligible for inclusive Travel Support.

NOTE: All funds are dependent on attendance and progress on your course and all funds are limited. Please apply early

Please contact Student Finance on 01254 292929 for full eligibility criteria.

Financial Policy for Further Education students 2016 – 2017