Further Education Bursary

Further Education Bursary

If you’re 18 years old or above at the start date of your course a College Bursary is available for living and travel expenses but is based on your household income. The information below shows the weekly amounts that you might get but the amount is directly related to household income (and any unearned income you may have such as a Pension, Working Tax Credits) and could be less or even zero.

  • You do not need to pay a Bursary back.
  • If you have studied before and received financial help you might not be assessed for a Bursary.
  • You must meet the residency criteria.

Age 18-24 Bursary

Household Income less than £24,275

  • Living with your parents - £82.81
  • Living away from home - £104.65
  • Supporting yourself - £104.65

To claim travel expenses you must live more than 2 miles from College.

Age 25+ Bursary

Household income is less than £20,643

  • Living with your parents - £104.65
  • Living away from home - N/A
  • Supporting yourself - £104.65

To claim travel expenses you must live more than 2 miles from College.

How to Apply

When you get an offer of a place on a course, the College will automatically send an activation email to the email address provided on your course application form. Once you have created your account you can then start filling out your funding form. You only need to fill out one form and we will assess which type of funding you are eligible for, including travel expenses and course materials, based on your age and personal circumstances. We can also help you with your funding form, by telephoning 0141 375 5190 or you can drop into the one of the College Campuses. We are open all year (except for the usual public holidays), Monday to Friday from 08:45 to 16:45.

If you do not have access to a computer, don’t worry, you can now apply on most smartphones and tablets.  Or let us know and we can invite you into the College and help you fill out the online funding form.