Financial Help for Students

Going to college doesn’t have to be a financial burden…

You don’t have to pay for tuition, examination or registration fees if you’re aged under 19 on 31 August of the year the course starts.

Help with travel costs

All full-time students aged 16 – 18 who live more than three miles from us, can sign up to receive subsidised travel from the local authority. For those students with a household income less than £28,000, the college can also offer a travel bursary worth up to £585.

Student bursaries

These are administered on behalf of the government towards the cost of equipment, uniform, travel, meals and childcare while studying.

Thomas Harrison Trust and Sir Thomas White Charity

We are incredibly fortunate to be able to award bursaries from these organisations. FE students in Northampton, with a household income less than £25,000 can apply for help with course costs, materials and equipment.

Advanced Learner Loans

These help with the costs of studying level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualifications on a numberof courses if you’re 19 or older (as long as you are eligible for a level 3, 4, 5, or 6 course).

Advanced Learner Loan bursaries

These help with childcare, travel or accommodation expenses. You may apply after you have received a letter approving your Advanced Learner Loan.

Funding for 16-18 years

All full-time courses are free for students under 19 years. Funding is also available to support transport, meals and residential accommodation.

Funding for 19+ students

Adult learners can apply for a course support bursary, available to students from families where the household income is less than £28,000 a year.

Funding for Higher Education

The College will charge a fee for students who start their first Higher Education course in September 2016. Students who started their courses in previous years will continue to pay the same fee as when they started.