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19+ Bursary Funds

This information applies to you if you are a Further Education student aged 19 or over on the 31st August 2021.

If you are aged 19 and are continuing in year 2 of a two-year course you started in 2020/21, or you are aged 19 – 24 and have an EHCP, please click here.

19+ DISCRETIONARY BURSARY

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 19 or over as of 31st August 2021; and
  • Can provide evidence that the total household income less than £25,000pa (this figure can/will include all benefits)

 

Support available:

  • A contribution towards course related costs (e.g. essential equipment, uniform etc). Essential course equipment will be determined by each course area, and costs must be claimed by 10th December 2021.
  • Exact amount awarded calculated on sliding scale according to household income level as below:

 

Income level

% contribution

Below £19,917

100%

£19,918 to £22,000

75%

£22,001 to £25,000

50%

 

Childcare funding

  • Aged 20 or over as of 31st August 2021; and
  • Can provide evidence that the total household income is less than £19,917pa (this figure can/will include all benefits)

 

Support available:

  • Maximum award of up to £175 per week for one child aged up to 13. This is up to a maximum of 36 weeks during term time only.
  • Support will only be provided for the times student is timetabled to be in college, and up to 1 hour travelling time each day.
  • Payments will only be made to Ofsted registered providers, after any free Government entitlement to childcare has been exhausted.

 

The amount of funding available for childcare is limited and there is no guaranteed entitlement to the funds. In exceptional circumstances and where funds allow, the maximum award may be increased.

In line with College Policy attendance must exceed 85% otherwise payments may be withdrawn.

ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN BURSARY

Eligibility criteria:

Hardship funding

  • Aged 19 or over on the first day of the course; and
  • In receipt of Advanced Learner Loan approved by the Student Loan Company; and
  • Can provide evidence that the total household income less than £25,000pa (this figure can/will include all benefits)

 

Support available:

  • Essential course equipment (e.g. hair/beauty kit, uniform, art materials)
  • Weekly ‘College Essentials’ payment

Essential course equipment will be determined by each course area, and costs must be claimed by 10th December 2021.

 

Childcare funding

  • Aged 20 or over as of 31st August 2021; and
  • In receipt of Advanced Learner Loan approved by the Student Loan Company; and
  • Can provide evidence that the total household income is less than £19,917pa (this figure can/will include all benefits)

 

Support available:

  • Maximum award of up to £175 per week for one child aged up to 13. This is up to a maximum of 36 weeks during term time only.
  • Support will only be provided for the times student is timetabled to be in college, and up to 1 hour travelling time each day.
  • Payments will only be made to Ofsted registered providers, after any free Government entitlement to childcare has been exhausted.

 

The amount of funding available for childcare is limited and there is no guaranteed entitlement to the funds. In exceptional circumstances and where funds allow, the maximum award may be increased.

 

In line with College Policy attendance must exceed 85% otherwise payments may be withdrawn.

How to apply

You can apply online here.

You will be asked to provide evidence of your circumstances, and we cannot process your application without this. If you don’t provide everything that we ask for we will contact you, but this will delay your application being processed.

Once you have registered on the online portal you will be able to access your account and view any correspondence that we send you, the status of your application, and information about your payments if your application is approved.

 

Any questions?

Contact the Student Services team on Bursary@croydon.ac.uk or call 0208 686 5700 ext. 4664