Financial Assistance

Financial support is available in order to provide assistance to those students facing financial barriers to participation in education, such as costs of books, transport, equipment or the paying for trips where the trip is an essential part of a student’s course.

16-19 Bursary Fund

To be eligible for financial support students must be under 19 on 31 August 2019, meet the EFA’s residency requirements and qualify under one of the following two categories:-

1. Discretionary Bursaries

Bursaries are awarded to students who reside in a household which has a taxable income of less than £21,500. The amount awarded is dependent upon individual circumstances.

2. Guaranteed Bursaries

Bursaries of up to £1,200 a year are available for students aged 16-18 meeting the following criteria:

  • Young people in care, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
  • Care leavers.
  • Young people in receipt of Income Support (or the equivalent Universal Credit).
  • Young people getting both Disability Living Allowance (and the new Personal Independence Payments) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) (or Universal Credit) in their own right.

Free Meals

Students, depending on their individual circumstances, may be entitled to free meals. Please see the bursary application form for further details.

19+ Bursary Fund

Students over the age of 19 may still qualify for a bursary. Please contact the Finance Department for further information.

Additional Help

Students who are not automatically eligible for a bursary can apply for financial support in exceptional circumstances. Please contact the finance department for further details.

How to apply

All new students will automatically receive an application form after attending one of the College's Welcome Days. Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded from the link below:

Click here to download the Application Form

Woking College

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