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16-18 Financial Support

16-18 Bursaries

The 16 to 18 Bursaries are made on the basis of attendance and eligibility criteria They provide a financial contribution while studying, including travel and materials. This support is means-tested and you need to be a dependent of someone with low income below £25,000, or on benefits or financially supporting yourself. You will need to be on an applicable accredited course.

16-18 Vulnerable Bursary

There is a maximum Bursary of £1200 per year per student.

Eligible learners
  • Aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31st Aug 2021
  • enrolled on an applicable accredited course(s)
  • In care, a care leaver, receiving Universal Credit and living independently or receiving Personal Independence Payments as well as Universal Credit in your own right.

16-18 Discretionary Bursary

The discretionary bursary is to help with the cost of materials or with travel to college.

Eligible learners
  • Aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31st Aug 2021
  • Aged 19 or over and continuing on a study programme began aged 16-18
  • Aged 19-23 and have an EHCP
  • You need to be a dependent of someone with low income, below £25,000 or on a means tested benefit.

You will need to provide proof of parental or household income at time of application.

Travel and Materials

For travel costs you must live in excess of one mile from the College, unless there are exceptional circumstances. In you live in zones 1-3, payment is £3 per day you are timetabled to be in college, for zones 4 upwards £5 per day. If you live further away the college may be able to help with extra costs. Materials related costs are based on Household income.

Application

You must complete an application including all evidence by Friday 22nd October 2021.

You must complete an online application including all evidence by Friday 22nd October 2021. We will not back date payments, so please make sure you submit the correct evidence Your attendance must be 90% or above at any given time to receive support for Travel & Materials

Please apply at morleycollege.paymystudent.com/portal/

Payments

The first payment will be made in the week commencing 1st November 2021. Payments will then be made fortnightly, not including holidays, up until the end date of your course(s). Payments will be made to you by BACS transfer. A basic bank account can be opened once you are 16 so please have these details ready when you apply.

Support will be removed if:

  • Your attendance is below 90% at any given time
  • You subsequently abandon or do not complete the programme of learning
  • Your conduct or behaviour is in breach of College Rules & Regulations.

Free College Meals

If you got free meals at school or college last academic year you can continue while in further education. You need will to provide proof of eligible benefits. The allowance is £3 per day for the days you are timetabled to attend college, and this allowance can be redeemed at the canteen of the site you are studying at. Your attendance must be 90% or above at any given time.

For further information: Student.Finance@morleycollege.ac.uk

TFL

If you are 16 & 17, and you live in London you get free travel on buses and trams, and discounted travel on all transport services with an 16+ Zip Oyster photo-card. If you are 18 on 31st August 2021, live in London and on a full time course you can apply as well Please apply at tfl.gov.uk/fares/free-and-discounted-travel/16-plus-zip-oyster-photocard.

Childcare

Childcare If you are aged 16-19 at the start of your course the Care to Learn scheme can help with childcare costs while you study. https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn

Email our Student Finance team for further information, and full terms and conditions.

Please apply on our Student Portal.

To find out when bursary and childcare payments are made, download this file:

For further advice: Student.Finance@morleycollege.ac.uk

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