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Leeds City College has funds to provide help for students with course-related costs such as equipment, stationery, residential trips, travel to and from college, specialist clothing and child care. There may be help towards the cost of fees for some courses (16-18 year olds do not pay fees).
The funds are limited and applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please apply as soon as possible.
Who can apply?
Applications will be considered from students whose annual gross household income is less than £26,000 or, for a single person living independently £16,000 who are studying on a course funded by EFA, SFA or an Advanced Learning Loan. You will be studying a minimum of 5 hours per week and meet the residency requirements for studying in the UK. More detailed information is available in the Student Financial Support Policy 2016/17 on the college website
How do I apply?
Download the application form from the college website or ask your tutor for a copy
Evidence of household income must be brought in with the application form, e.g. benefit award notices, etc (the form states exactly what you need to show us). Remember to complete the form fully and show us the evidence we ask for in order to process your application quickly.
Completed applications can be returned to your coaching tutor or School Admin team
Child Care Needs
If you are under 20 years old you can get help with childcare costs from the Care to Learn scheme. If you are over 20 years old there is some limited funding for child care places. For information on finding childcare places and to apply for help with the cost of funding child care, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to your tutor.
If you’re 20+ you can apply to the discretionary learner support fund for assistance with childcare. Download the form here
What other help is there?
Guaranteed Bursary for 16-18yr olds – For students in care/leaving care, or claiming Income Support for themselves. This is a cash payment of up to £1200 a year which is paid as a weekly amount.
A dvanced Learning Loans
If you are aged 19 or over considering enrolling on a further education course at Level 3 or above, you may have to pay fees for your chosen course. There is information on the college website about course fees and fee concessions. You may be entitled to an Advanced Learner Loan to help with course
Information and Advice
There is information about student finance on the college website and you can speak to your tutor or curriculum administrator if you need more help. You can also find out about entitlement to benefits from www.gov.uk – Benefits and if you are age 18+ and in receipt of income support you should consult your Job Centre Adviser.
Advanced Learner Loans Educational loans for our mature students.
FE Fees and Funding Finance guidance for Further Education students.
HE Fees and Funding Finance guidance for Higher Education students.
Free meals are available to all eligible students at College.
Other Money Matters For everything else...
FE Funding & Help Available Funding guidance for Further Education students.