Discretionary financial support is available for students with proven financial hardship that prevents them from participating in learning. It is specifically designed to meet certain priority groups such as:
This funding is also there to support when students experience sudden changes in circumstances such as:
Please ensure you complete all sections; in particular section four to explain the change in circumstances and section eight to explain what financial support is required. The College is not able to offer cash payments, but may be able to support with the costs of College related items.
We understand that students may require some support, advice and help to ensure you get the best out of your time at College. We are committed to providing that support to all students and to help make your College experience a happy and successful one.
If you do not meet one of the above priority groups but there is a financial hardship and the household annual income is below £25,000, you may still complete the discretionary form to see if there is any help available. Please be aware we will need to see certain financial documents, to be able to assess your claim.