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:
If you do not meet one of the above priority groups but there is financial hardship and the annual household income (including any wages/benefits received) is below £26,000, you may still complete the form to see if there is any help available.
Please be aware we will need to see certain financial documents such as recent bank statements/wage slips, to be able to assess your claim. We must also take into consideration any savings you may have.
Please ensure you complete all sections; in particular section four to explain the change in circumstances and provide us with the detail of what financial support is required (e.g. a bus pass). The College is not able to offer cash payments but may be able to support with the costs of college related items.