19+ Years Funding
If you are 19+ years old and studying a full or part time funded course (minimum of 150 guided learning hours per year) and have a maximum household income of £27,500 per year, then you may be entitled to financial support for travelling to and from college, assistance with equipment and uniform costs, up to 50% off childcare costs and free college meals (only for learners 19-24 with an EHCP). Apprenticeships are not eligible for this funding.
Advanced Learner Loan
If you have applied and have been accepted for an Advance Learner Loan and studying a full or part time course (minimum of 150 guided learning hours per year) then you may be entitled to financial support. If your household income is £25,000 or less per year, then please apply.
If you are unable to pay for the full amount of your course in advance of its start date then the College is delighted to offer you the chance to spread your fees into instalments over the length of the course. This service is administered by a third-party company called Oriel Collections Limited, who trade as FlexPay. In order to secure a place on your desired course you would first need to pay an initial amount to the College of £50 and the balance of the fees can then be paid by any number of monthly instalments that you wish as long as the final instalment is 31 days before the end of your course. The additional cost of using this service is £6 (£5 plus VAT) per instalment which is due at the time of your first instalment.
Please note that FlexPay is only available to courses that are more than £200. Also, if you do choose to pay in this way then in order for the process to commence your contact details will be forwarded to FlexPay in order for your instalment plan to be created. This would not occur until after your payment of £50 and your agreement that your course is to be funded using this service.
Support with Childcare
Eligilbility for our childcare support is detailed on our 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund form below.
Free College Meals
If you are aged 19-24 and have an Educational Health & Care Plan (EHCP), you may be entitled to free college meals. To check elgibility, visit Hampshire County Council's Free Meals portal.