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.

Advance Loan

Limited funds are available to assist students who are experiencing temporary hardship whilst waiting for their funding application to be processed.  The Funding Advance Loan will be targeted to those students deemed to be in most need ie those with housing and/or childcare costs. All applicants are interviewed. All Funding Advance Loans must be repaid when maintenance funding is received. Failure to repay will mean that course results will not be processed until the amount loaned has been cleared.

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