Financial Support for ages 19+

As an adult learner there is a lot of financial support available to help you return to study. At Blackburn College there are a number of opportunities to help you reduce or even eliminate costs enabling you to either study for free or study with no upfront fees.

We have now developed a new student support package. Our ‘All About You’ Support Offer is new, and improved and all about you. As each situation is personal and unique we recommend a visit to our financial support team who will make sure you feel supported and get the financial support you need.

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+

The ‘All About You’ Support Offer allows us to tailor the financial support out 19+ students receive and develop an individualised package that works for your needs. Adults starting an Entry Level to Level 3 course will be eligible to apply for a wide range of financial support including: We’ve highlighted some examples of what you could receive…

  • Receive payments up to the value of £500*
    *Eligibility criteria applies. £500 example based on Full Time eligible student benefiting from any of the following; stationary, loaned IT equipment and travel support
  • 90% of Term Time Childcare costs for 20+ year olds**
  • FREE childcare if you are under 20 years old, for more information visit Care to Learn.
  • FREE essential kit and uniform
  • FREE breakfasts Exam fee support (Dependant on benefit entitlement)
  • Tuition fee support (discretionary basis - see Student Finance for more details)
  • Council Tax support**

**Eligibility criteria applies.

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

If you’re enrolling on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course, are eligible for funding and work and earn less than £16,009.50 a year, you may not have to pay anything due to new government policy.

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