Funding and Finance
There are many options available for financial and welfare help. Our Admissions team is ready to help you to explore what financial help is available to you.
There is help available in a number of areas:
If you are aged 16-19 on 31 August 2012 and you:
- Are in care
- Have recently left Care
- Are in receipt of income support
- Are in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance and also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance
You will be entitled to a Guaranteed Bursary of £1,200 a year from September 2012, payable monthly in arrears by the college, subject to 90% attendance, good behavior and satisfactory progress.
This bursary may be repayable to the College if you leave before the end of the course. Bursary application forms can be collected from the Admissions Office in room 4-13.
COLLEGE DISCRETIONARY BURSARIES
All other learners aged 16+ at 31 August 2012 who face financial hardship can apply for a bursary paid by the college. Applications may be means tested based on household income.
Bursary application forms can be collected from the Admissions Office in room 4-13 or can be posted or emailed if you give us a call on 0116 264 3533. Support for learners will be applied as follows:
· Low income bursaries
· Lunch bursaries
· Travel bursaries
· Other categories such as books, course materials, course related trips and CRB checks
These bursaries are not guaranteed and are dependent on funds available
If your employer wishes to pay for your course fees, you will need to supply a letter of authorisation stating the following on headed paper:
· Your name
· Title of course
· Confirmation of their intention to pay course fees
You will need this letter when you enrol to be able to complete the full enrolment process.
If you are undertaking one of our Higher Education courses, you may be eligible for funding through Learner Finance England, visit learnerfinance.direct.gov.uk for more information.
SLC offers a range of free course tuition in Literacy and Numeracy. You will need to pay for enrolment and examination fees, and may also need to consider other course related costs such as travel and stationery.
If you are on an Apprenticeship, you will need to have your enrolment endorsed by the appropriate employer or agency before it can be accepted.