Advanced Learner Loan
Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?
You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the fees charged by colleges and training organisations. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 to 6, will qualify for these loans from the UK Government. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £25,725 a year.
Apply now, via the Gov.uk website.
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 FlexEd. 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 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 FlexEd is only available to courses that are more than £200 and are longer than 20 weeks in length. 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 FlexEd 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.
Our Discretionary Learner Support Fund can provide bursaries to help with the cost of course trips, equipment, transport, examination fees and other course related costs.
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.
19+ Learner Loans & Bursary (Level 3+ students)
If your course is eligible, you can apply online to Student Finance England to borrow money to help pay for college tuition fees and living costs.
If you have a Student Finance England (SFE) loan, you can apply to our Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund. You must be in receipt of a SFE loan to apply.