Money Matters

One of the many ways in which we help our students to be successful is by making sure that we provide support for meeting the costs of studying for those who need it.

There are no fees to pay for students aged 16-18. All the costs of tuition and examinations are paid for by the college from the money that it receives from the government.

The college refectory provides food throughout the day for all students at reasonable costs. At least one hot main course is provided each day at a cost of only £2.60. If you are under 19 you may be eligible for free government funded meals.

Uniforms and Equipment
All essential equipment used at the college is provided free for students aged 16-18. Many students also purchase uniforms and equipment from their own use. The costs for uniforms and equipment are explained in the information provided for each course.

16-19 Support

16-18 Guaranteed Bursary Fund
A Guaranteed Bursary of up to £1,200 is available for young people aged 16-18 who are in care, care leavers, on income support, receiving Universal Credit in place of Income support or disabled young people in receipt of both Employment and Support Allowance (or Universal Credit in place of ESA) and either Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.

16-19 Farnborough College Bursary Scheme
Students whose families receive certain benefits due to low income can apply for this bursary to help towards their costs while studying. The normal maximum bursary for any student, taking into account all of these payments, is £1,000 per College year.

Other Sources of Funding

Care to Learn
The Care to Learn scheme can help you with childcare costs while you study. You must be aged under 20 at the start of your course. The scheme is available for publicly-funded courses in England.

Adult Dependants’ Grant - Full-time students in higher education with an adult who depends on them financially can apply for Adult Dependants’ Grant of up to £2,757.

Disabled Students Allowance - Higher education students living in England can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance if they have a disability.

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