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Fees & Finance

All students who are eligible may apply for financial support from the various funds available:

  • 16 – 19 Bursary Fund
  • Vulnerable Bursary
  • Free College Meals
  • Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund
  • Care To Learn scheme
  • EMA

Support from the various schemes is means tested (other than the Care to Learn scheme).

Young people who need some financial support to help them stay in education or training after 16 can apply to their school, college or training provider for the 16-19 Bursary Fund. In order to be eligible to receive a bursary the young person must be aged under 19 on 31st August in the academic year in which they start their programme of study. All students who have applied and been offered a place at SCC will be sent by post a letter outlining the bursary scheme and how it is distributed.

Further details are available at: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund/overview

Click here to download the Bursary Application Form

You could get up to £1,200 if at least one of the following applies; e.g. you are in care, a care leaver, a young person in receipt of income support or a disabled young person in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance and also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance. You must be able to demonstrate that you are personally in receipt of the benefit if applicable in order to qualify. If you’re a parent you’ll also need to be living away from your own parents to qualify.

Further details are available at: https://www.gov.uk/16-to-19-education-financial-support-for-students

Click here to download the Bursary Application Form

In order to qualify students must be aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2015 to be eligible for a free meal in the 2015 to 2016 academic year. Students who turn 19 during their study programme will remain eligible for a free meal until the end of the academic year in which they turn 19 or to the end of their study programme, whichever is sooner. Students aged between 19 and 25 who are subject to a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) or Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) and ESF students aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2014 are also entitled to a free meal while attending their provision if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Further details are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/354858/free_meals_in_further_education_-_Sept_2014.pdf

The scheme is available to help students with childcare. The student must be under 20 years of age at the start of the course in order to qualify.

Further details are available at: https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn/overview

Students who live in Wales and travel to study at a College in England may be able to claim EMA if under 19 or ALG if 19 or over, please check your eligibility.

Further details are available at:

EMA: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/fe/ema.aspx#.VZFYivlVhHw

ALG: http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/fe/wglg-fe/can-i-get-it.aspx#.VZFZsvlVhHw

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