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Financial assistance for FE Students under 19

A package of financial support is available to students under 19 years coming to Wiltshire College. Full details are shown below and relevant application forms are available from Student Services or can be requested from the linked websites.

If you would like to discuss your financial situation in further detail just call in to Student Services at one of the main campuses, or telephone us on the number below.

16-19 Bursary Fund

Certain groups of students on full time courses, i.e. those who are in Care, Care Leavers or those who are on Income Support and live independently from their parents/guardians, will be eligible for an annual bursary of 1,200 which includes support with course related costs and transport, if appropriate.

Other students with a low household income may also be eligible for a reduced monthly bursary as well as help towards travel and course related costs, if appropriate.

Some students are entitled to a free college lunch each day they are timetabled to attend college.

Application forms and full details of the 16 -19 Bursary Scheme for September 2015 will be available from Student Services from 1 July 2015 or are available to download.

Eligible students should complete an application form and send it to Student Services at the campus they will be attending with the required evidence as soon after 1 July as possible.

Students can apply throughout the year but funds are subject to availability so early application is advisable.

Childcare from CaretoLearn

Students who are under 20 at the start of their course should apply to CaretoLearn for help with childcare costs. Please visit www.gov.uk/care-to-learn/overview for more information and to complete your online application. If an application is received within 28 days of a parent starting their course payment will be backdated to the beginning of term, outside of this, payment will only be backdated to the week that the application is received.

*All financial assistance available is dispersed and administered in line with national and local priorities and guidelines and is correct at time of print*

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