Financial Support


The learning bursary is paid to students who live at home and where the family is in receipt of one or more of the following; Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Child Tax credit, Pension credit, Free School meals. The enhanced bursary is paid to students who are in the care of the local authority, care leavers or in receipt of benefits in their own right. You may be able to receive support towards travel, as well as direct payments conditional on good attendance. If you were entitled to free school meals at school you may still be entitled to receive these in college.

We offer two student bursaries at Stanmore College which are linked to attendance.

Learning Bursary - £18 per week plus meal allowance

Eligibility

  • Student aged 16 -- 18 (as at 31.8.18)
  • 19+ Continuers - student aged 19 (as at 31.8.18) if continuing on study programme they began aged 16 -18 or have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP).

Family in receipt of one or more of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Free School Meals

Enhanced Bursary - £40 per week plus meal allowance

Eligibility

  • Student aged 16 -- 18 (as at 31.8.18)
  • In care
  • Care leavers

Student in receipt of a benefit in their own name:

  • Income Support
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • DLA or PIP in their own right as well as ESA or UC in their own right

We also offer 2 other financial support options

Help with travel For most students an Oyster card is the best way to use public transport to attend college,:

  • Oyster card If you think you may have difficulty in meeting your travel costs to attend college please contact us.

Help with childcare

  • In some cases we may be able to help with childcare costs, contact use for more information.

Q: Do I qualify for any discounts when I am a student? As a student, you can apply for a student discount card, such as:

  • NUS Card You can apply for the NUS card which will get you discounts in a number of shops. Many high street shops also accept your student ID card as valid form of ID to qualify for store promotions.