Discretionary Hardship

Discretionary Hardship

Discretionary Hardship

Students who are experiencing hardship as a direct result of undertaking a College course may apply for assistance from the College through the FE or HE Discretionary Funds. Applications for support from this fund are means tested and based on need. These funds are cash limited, so it’s important to apply early.

Priority categories for support for FE and HE students:

•    students in their own accommodation, care leavers, students with dependent children, students facing financial difficulties

It is important to complete the application form in full and submit all relevant documents to ensure your application is assessed quickly and accurately.

Discretionary Crisis Support

Students experiencing sever financial hardship whilst waiting for their funding application to be processed can apply for discretionary crisis support to cover temporary hardship.

For further information or to pick up an application form, speak to Student Services in the Advice Centre.

Application forms are available in the Advice Centre from the start of term.