Financial support whilst studying:
The government has given colleges limited sums of money to distribute to students in need. Like other colleges, we distribute this through a bursary scheme to ensure fairness.
College Bursaries – Key Points
1. Currently, the level of government funding allows the College to offer bursaries on a sliding scale for those whose household income is below £20,000.
2. We also offer a small number of exceptional bursaries for very vulnerable students and these awards are guaranteed to be a minimum of £1,200 per year.
3. All students are given information on how to apply for a bursary in their enrolment booklet.
4. Application forms will be available at enrolment and students are advised to submit completed forms by no later than half term in order to be eligible for the full number of awards during the academic year.
The government also provides support for a meal a day for eligible students when they are in College. Eligibility is assessed alongside the Bursary as a combined application and is based on the student or their parent/guardian being in receipt of one or more particular benefits. All students are given information on how to apply for Free Meals and the Bursary in their enrolment booklet. Application forms will be available at enrolment and students are advised to submit completed forms by no later than October half term in order to be eligible for the full number of awards during the academic year. Information and updates are also available on the Bursary page of Moodle.
Funding After College
A bursary for further study after College known as the Flora Forster Fund may be available to students aged 18-25 who attend or have attended schools and colleges within a five mile radius of the Manor House, High Street, Solihull. More information is available from the Bursary Office.