Bursary/Financial Support

We understand that being a student in financial hardship can be a huge hurdle to overcome. Funds are available to assist students with the costs associated with attending college such as travel, essential kits, uniforms, materials and childcare, etc.

You may be eligible to access financial support through the following funds during the academic year:

· 16 to 19 Bursary (including free college meals)

· 16 to 19 Vulnerable Young Person Bursary

· 19+ Adult Bursary

· Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

· 20+ Childcare

Each fund has different eligibility rules depending on age, course funding, household income, receipt of means-tested benefits and personal circumstances. The criteria changes each year.

Higher Education Bursary Policy 2024-25

Discretionary Learner Support Fund and Bursary Policy 2024-25

16-19

If you are aged between 16-18 and your household income is below £29,000 you may be eligible for help with kit/equipment, uniform and travel.

Find out more about the 16-19 Bursary and 16-19 Vulnerable Young Person Bursary here.

16-19 Bursary Policy Statement

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is provided by the Education and Skill Funding Agency (ESFA) and is designed to help with the essential costs associated with accessing post 16 education. The funding is designed to support those students most in need of financial support to enable them to engage in education provision. Students can apply for the 16-19 bursary if they live in a household with an income of £29,000 or under.

If your household income is between £29,000 and £41,500, you may be eligible for help with travel only.

19+

If you are aged 19+ and your household income is below £31,000 you may be eligible for help with kit/equipment, uniform and travel. If your household income is between £31,000 and £41,500, you may be eligible for help with travel only.

Find out more about the 19+ Bursary here.

Before applying, please read the information carefully to check that you are eligible to access funds. If you need any advice, contact our Student & Apprentice Services Team who can provide advice on what you may be eligible to receive.

Telephone: 01246 500500

Email: bursary@chesterfield.ac.uk

 

How to apply

The way you apply for bursary will differ depending on your age.  Please refer to the email that has been sent to your personal email address (including checking your junk folder) which includes all the information you need to know about applying.

If you have not received an email, or if you require any advice, please contact us on 01246 500500 option 4 or email bursary@chesterfield.ac.uk.