16-18 Financial Support
16-18 Bursaries The 16 to 18 Bursaries are made on the basis of attendance and eligibility…
You may be eligible for financial support to help while studying. This will depend on which course you study, how far away from your college centre you live, and your household circumstances. You must meet the eligibility criteria and have attendance at 90% and above
The maximum award for the vulnerable bursary is £1200 per year.
To receive this support you need to be classed as one or more of the following:
There is the discretionary bursary to help with travel and materials. This support is means-tested and you need to be a dependent of someone with low income or on benefits or financially supporting yourself.
You will need to upload proof of household income or benefits with your application. The fund is not guaranteed and it will only be paid to those who meet the attendance criteria of 90% or above.
If you are aged 19 or over you will only be eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if you are continuing on a study program you began aged 16 to 18 (‘19+ continuer’) or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
You need will to provide proof of one of the following eligible benefits
For UC – you must provide Universal Credit award statements from their three most recent complete assessment periods, showing earnings in that period do not exceed £1,850.00 (this is a quarter of an equivalent annual income of £7,400).
If you are aged 16-17 you can get free and discounted travel on all transport services with a Zip Oyster photocard.
If you are aged 18 on 31 August, in full-time education and live in a London borough you can apply for a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard to get free travel on buses and trams.
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.
Any questions please email: Student.Finance@morleycollege.ac.uk