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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.

Aged 16-18?

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.

All awards are made subject to attendance of at least 92%, good progress and behaviour

While we recognise that some students face financial pressures, the funding you are applying for comes from a government fund and is public money. It is not a right. The College has a duty to ensure that the funds are awarded fairly to students most in need.

Funds are cash limited and funding cannot be guaranteed. Early application is essential.

Am I eligible for the Bursary?

To be eligible you must:

  • be 16 or over and under 19 on 31st August 2013
  • 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 is £21,000 or less

For more details and information on how to apply for the 16-18 bursary click here

Aged 19 and over?

The 19+ Bursary Fund is used to help Walsall College Students who may be experiencing financial difficulty to complete their course. It is able to help with the essential costs of attending College, such as exam fees, transport and equipment, where no other form of financial support is available.

All awards are made subject to attendance of at least 92% and good progress.

While we recognise that some students face financial pressures, the funding you are applying for comes from a government fund and is public money. It is not a right. The College has a duty to ensure that the funds are awarded fairly and to students most in need.

Funds are cash limited and funding cannot be guaranteed. Early application is essential.

Am I eligible for the Bursary?

To be eligible you must:

  • be 19 or over on 31 August 2013
  • be enrolled to a course of 6 hours or more per week
  • have ‘home’ students 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)
  • not exceed the following income threshold limits:

Joint income if living with spouse/partner OR single applicant living independently Single applicants living with parents or guardians
Up to £21,000 Up to £9,000

For more details and information on how to apply for the 19+ bursary click here

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.

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