Post-16 Bursary

Please see below some details on a Post-16 Bursary students may be entitled to.

Eligibility

You must:

  • be at least 16 and under 19 on 31 August 2019
  • study at a publicly funded school or college, or be on an unpaid training course
  • meet the residency requirements – your school or college can check this

Bursary for students in vulnerable groups

You could get up to £1,200 if at least one of the following applies:

  • you’re in or recently left local authority care
  • you get Income Support or Universal Credit because you’re financially supporting yourself
  • you get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in your name and either Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
  • you get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name and either ESA or Universal Credit

You may get the full amount if you have expenses and study full-time on a course of at least 30 weeks.

You’ll usually get less than the full amount, or no bursary, if one of the following apply:

  • your course is shorter than 30 weeks
  • you study part time
  • you have few expenses

You’ll be told what evidence you need, for example benefit letters.

Discretionary bursary

Your school or college will have their own criteria for discretionary bursaries. They’ll look at your individual circumstances – this usually includes your family income although if you continue to be awarded free school meals you will be eligible.

What you need to do

Contact Mrs Lowrey in the Finance Office in confidence. You must be able to provide details of a bank account in your own name.

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