Discretionary financial support

Who is eligible for discretionary financial support?

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:

  • Young carers
  • Young parents
  • Young people that have suffered parental bereavement
  • Students that have a significant diagnosed mental health condition

This funding is also there to support when students experience sudden changes in circumstances such as:

  • Redundancy in the family home
  • Domestic emergency

How to apply for discretionary financial support

Complete the Discretionary Financial Application form and return to Student Travel & Support, HSDC South Downs, College Road, Waterlooville, Hants, PO7 8AA.

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.

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