Croydon College prides itself on offering inclusive learning. As such, some students that attend the College need additional financial support to start their course, settle in and remain until the end of their programme.
The following bursary schemes are available to students on FE programmes with a gross household income of less than £32,000 per year.
- The 16-19 Discretionary Bursary Fund
- The 16-19 Vulnerable Bursary Fund
- The 16-19 FE Free College Meals Scheme
- The 19+ Discretionary Bursary Fund
- The Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund
- Free meals in further education
The information on your application will enable us to determine which fund you are eligible to receive support from and the amount and type of support you are eligible for.
The funds available are to support college costs only and are based on individual circumstances. Funds are limited, and each application is processed on a first-come, first-served basis once a student’s enrolment is confirmed.
Our Student Services team administrates the College’s bursary funds for students and other government schemes.
How to apply
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.
Care to Learn Scheme
Students aged under 20 on 31 August 2023 can apply for support with childcare costs through the Government Care to Learn scheme.
Details of the scheme and how to apply are available at https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn
Contact the Student Services team on Bursary@croydon.ac.uk or call 0208 686 5700 ext. 4664
Read our Student Financial Support Policy here.
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