Student Finance Officer
Clare Edmonds, the Student Finance Officer, is responsible, in liaison with the Finance Director, for administering the bursary fund and the EMA scheme.
Clare can be found in room A021 or you contact her via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
16-19 Bursary Fund
If you have difficulty meeting costs relating to your studies, for example transport, trips and visits, books and equipment, you may apply for financial assistance from the bursary fund.
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a means-tested, government provided fund, and you will be asked to provide documentary evidence of your financial circumstances in order to apply.
Priority will be given to ensure support towards the cost of any Herefordshire Council travel pass required is provided. A parental contribution of £150 per academic year will be required towards the cost of a travel pass. This can be paid in three instalments; one prior to enrolment, one in December and one in March. Any further funds available will be allocated as appropriate to support other essential costs. Financial awards will be made based on your individual circumstances, and may vary from others studying the same course.
This fund may also be used in exceptional cases for providing assistance with living expenses.
Students who are "looked after", care leavers who receive income support or Universal Credit, or disabled young people who receive both Employment Support and Disability Living Allowance may qualify for the full bursary.
The fund is administered by the Student Finance Officer who deals with all cases in a confidential manner.
Please find below the Bursary Initial Assessment Form, Bursary Fund Guidance Notes and Initial Items Claim Form which you may download, complete and send into the College's Student Finance Officer to apply for support.
Alternatively, please contact the Student Finance Officer and a hard copy can be sent to you.
Education Maintenance Allowance
This is available to students whose usual address is in Wales.
You will be eligible if your household income is:
- £20,817 per annum or less if there is one dependent child.
- £23,077 per annum or less if there are two or more dependent children.
Payments of up to £30 per week are paid fortnightly into the student's bank account. You must attend all lessons in order to receive these payments.
Full details on how to apply can be found at Student Finance Wales or you may collect a pack from the Student Finance Officer.
The EMA scheme for students who live in England has now closed.
See Fees and Charges for more information about possible additional costs for courses.
If you are an overseas student, see Tuition Fees.