Financial Support

If you are struggling with paying for the costs of studying at college and your household income is £50,000 or below you can apply for financial assistance with essential course costs such as travel, books, trips, food, materials and equipment.


We have a new online application system for 2021! We hope that this new system will provide an easy, straightforward way to apply for financial support.

Click here to view 19+ Bursary Information for 2021-22, including information about eligibility and evidence required. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Bursary Administrators on:

Telephone: 01392 400526


If you are applying to start in the 2021-22 academic year,
please click on the button below to start your bursary application.

Application For Current or returning students

If you are currently studying at Exeter College or you have been previously enrolled but are returning to study in the 2021-22 academic year, please click on the button below to start your bursary application.


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

If you are aged over 20 and your household income is under £25,000, you may be eligible for help with childcare costs. You will need to complete a separate application form, in addition to the Student Financial Support Application Form. Childcare costs can be paid for Ofsted registered childcare, and once all governments allowances have been deducted.

19+ Advanced Learner Loans

Thinking about returning to education but unsure of your options regarding funding the course? The Government’s Advanced Learner Loan could help you study now and pay later, if your course is eligible. There are no credit checks and the loan does not depend on your income. For more information speak to one of our Adult Advisers or visit