Bursary offers financial support to students who are in further education and are encountering financial barriers to learning.
Funding is limited and allocated on a first come first served basis; college ask that students consider any financial commitments
they make prior to entitlements being awarded from the bursary. Bursary is not available to cover general living costs.
Please be aware that not all courses are eligible for bursary. Applications are strictly confidential
Please call 01925 494501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help completing this form
Who do you live with (tick all that apply)?
Full time students in certain situations may be eligible for a Vulnerable Bursary. Please
be aware that meeting the criteria for a 'bursary for vulnerable groups' does not automatically mean
funding will be given - There is the possibility of no award or a limited award -
You must provide evidence of your circumstances (tick all that apply)
We try to provide additional support to students who provide support to someone else.
Students aged 16, 17, 18 or 19: Do you, or anyone else in your household receive any of these Credits?
Please provide evidence of the current Tax Credit Award Notice or Universal Credit Statement
If you DO NOT receive any of the above you must provide evidence of the total household income for
all adult(s) you live with. For example: Two Months' pay slips / P60 for each adult for the previous tax year
Students aged 19 or over: You must provide evidence of your income and your partner's income
if you live with one. If you do not have your own income and you do not live with a partner, but live
with your parent(s) please confirm your details below.
Savings: If you (or your family) meet the income threshold but have savings of £16,000 or more, it is
unlikely you will be able to demonstrate you are facing financial barriers to participate, and would therefore
not normally be eligible for bursary. This is in line with benefit assessments, where claimants are not eligible
to receive most income related benefits if they have savings of more than £16,000.
Please give details of dependent children who live with you:
We may be able to provide assistance with travel costs if you live over 1 mile away from the campus where you will
be studying. If you are using a car or motorbike to travel to college we will consider reimbursing petrol
cost. Reimbursement of petrol is paid half-termly in arrears and on attendance of a weekly minimum of 90%.
If you live within 1 mile of a college bus stop we are not permitted to purchase a bus pass for you, and you will
be required to use the college bus service. You will need to register to use one of the college services.
If you are travelling by car or motorbike you will need to provide a copy of an insurance
certificate, which states your name. The dates on the certificate(s) should include the start and
end date of your course; this may mean you need to provide us with more than one certificate if
the expiry date of the certificate is part way through your course.
Payments are made by BACS transfer and must be made into a bank account in your name, or an appointee,
(if an appointee in used, evidence MUST be provided e.g. court documentation).
If you do not have a bank account, please open one as soon as possible. We cannot make payments to you otherwise.
Does your course require any of the following?
By completing this form, you are agreeing with the details below
The FE Bursary Funds are provided to us by the government, so we require evidence that you meet all requirements before we can make an
award. All evidence provided will be treated in the strictest confidence. The evidence we can accept is as follows:
Nationality and Residency Evidence - Section 3:
Vulnerable Bursary Evidence - Section 5 (ONE of the following):
Financial Evidence - Section 7 - Relates to the Total Household Income (ONE of the following):
If you cannot provide one of these, you must provide evidence of income for all of the people you live with:
Dependent Children Evidence - Section 8 (ONE of the following):
Further Education Free Meals - Section 9 (ONE of the following):
Please provide the relevant evidence as your application cannot be processed without it.
If you are unable to provide any of these, please contact the Bursary Team for information about
the other evidence we may be able to accept.
Attach Pictures of required Evidence here (max 5MB each)
Please bring any additional evidence to Learner Services at College
A member of the team will get back to you soon.