Walsall College Bursary
What is Walsall College Bursary Fund?
The Bursary is used to help Walsall College students who may be experiencing financial hardship to complete their course. It is able to help with the essential costs of attending College, such as transport and equipment, where no other financial support is available.
If your aged 16 18 all courses are FREE, however the Walsall College Bursary fund can provide financial support for the costs associated with attending college such as transport and equipment. All awards are made subject to attendance of at least 90% and good progress.
Funds are cash limited and funding cannot be guaranteed. Early application is essential.
To be eligible you must:
- be 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August 2012
- be enrolled to a full time course
- have ‘home’ student status or have been granted full ‘refugee’ or asylum seeker’ status (British Citizens normally have ‘home student’ status)
- have been ‘ordinarily resident in the UK, EU or EEA continuously for the last 3 years before the start of your course, with ‘settled status’ which means having indefinite leave to enter or remain (ILE/ILR)
- live in a household where the gross household income for 2011/12 was less than £20,800 (an additional allowance of £1000 for each child (for a maximum of 2 children) will be added to this income level)
Aged 19 and over?
If you’re aged 19 or over, you’ll find the costs of different courses listed within the courses information online or with the Adult Course guide including tuition and exam fees unless otherwise indicated, however depending on your circumstances, tuition fee on certain courses may be FREE. You may still have to pay for exam/ registration or materials costs but the Walsall College Bursary may be able to help with the cost of these (if you are studying 6 hours per week or more).
You’re eligible for FREE tuition if:
- you get state benefits such as Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG)
- you are enrolling on a full Level 2 qualification, aged 19-23 (as at 31/8/12) and don’t already hold a full Level 2 qualification or higher
- you are enrolling on a full Level 3 qualification, aged 19-24 (as at 31/8/12) and don’t already hold a full Level 3 qualification or higher
Flexible Ways of Paying For Your Course
You can pay for your course by either cash, cheque, direct debit or Chip and PIN if you have a debit or credit card.
If your course costs more than £100, you may be able to spread the cost and set up an instalment plan with the student finance team at no additional cost.
- If you are enrolling on a further education course, you can pay in 4 equal instalments. The first payment will be taken when you enrol.
- If you are enrolling on a higher education (HI:ED) course, you can pay in 3 equal instalments with a payment taken each term.