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.

Financial Support Application forms

For CURRENT STUDENTS studying at college and applying for financial support in the 2020-21 academic year, please click here to download a form. A paper copy can be collected from Greystone House on the Hele Road site or please contact us if you would like one posted to you.

For PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS who are either returning to college or applying to start in the 2021-22 academic year, please request a form using the link below and this will be emailed or posted to you when the process opens in the Summer term.

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

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