16-19 Bursary Fund
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is to help you complete your studies if you are in financial hardship and struggling with the costs of coming to college. For many students facing financial hardship, the Bursary Fund can be the 'key' in enabling them to succeed at Exeter College and secure a better future.
If your household income is under £23,000 you can apply for help with essential course costs including the cost of transport, food (Free Meals – see below) and DBS checks or CSCS cards (course specific).
Evidence of your household income is required with any application made. The assistance you receive is discretionary and will always be conditional on your attendance and with you keeping within the terms of the 'Student Code of Conduct', which you sign at the start of your course.
Were you entitled to Free School Meals? If so, you may be entitled to Free Meals whilst studying at college...
Students aged 16-18 at the start of their course (or aged 19 and continuing with the same course, or with an EHCP) will be eligible to receive a free meal for the days you are attending your programme of study if you or your parents are in receipt of one or more of a qualifying benefit:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after someone stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa
Please apply using the application forms below and provide evidence of your eligibility as requested.
Application forms – 2019/20 Academic year
Forms are now available for students applying to start at Exeter College in September 2019, or those continuing with their studies. Please download a form here or click here to leave your details and a form will be posted out to you. If you are a current student you can also collect a paper copy from Greystone House on the Hele Road site.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Student Welfare Administrators on:
Telephone: 01392 400526
Students under 20 years old can get financial help with their childcare costs from Care to Learn.
Care to Learn will pay for:
- Childcare costs while you learn
- A deposit if one is charged
- Travel expenses to and from your child care provider
To find out if you are eligible and to apply, click here.
Residential Support Scheme
The Residential Support Scheme provides financial support with accommodation costs for learners (aged between 16 and 18) who need to live away from home to study because their course is not available locally (this will need to be confirmed by the ESFA).
For more information you can call the government’s Learner Support Helpline on 0800 121 8989 or visit www.gov.uk/residential-support-scheme.
If you think you might be eligible and want to apply, you can contact Exeter College's Student Welfare Leader on 01392 400447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org..