We believe students should be able to enjoy their time at college without having to worry about course fees and/or covering the cost of travel, equipment and meals.

Areas Walsall College student finance can help with

Explanation of fees

If you’re under 19, full time courses are FREE. If you’re 19 or over, 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). For Higher Education course fees please click here

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 must be aged 19 or over and applying for a course up to Level 2

You are enrolling on a full Level 2 qualification, aged 19-23 (at the start of your course) and don’t already hold a full Level 2 qualification or higher

You are enrolling on a full Level 3 qualification, aged 19-23 (at the start of your course) and don’t already hold a full Level 3 qualification or higher

Course Type 19-23 Years of Age 24 Years of Age +
Employed Unemployed on active benefits, JSA/ESA WRAG or
Universal Credit or wider offer undertaking skills training
Employed Unemployed on active benefits, JSA/ESA WRAG or
Universal Credit or wider offer undertaking skills training
English & Maths, Adult Basic Skills up to Level 2 FREE FREE FREE FREE
ESOL Listed fee payable FREE Listed fee payable  FREE
Progression funding Entry Level/Level 1 excl. S4L without a L2 FREE FREE Listed fee payable FREE
First full level 2 FREE FREE Listed fee payable FREE
Additional full level 2 Listed fee payable FREE Listed fee payable                                                           FREE
First full level 3 or above FREE FREE Apply for Advanced Learner Loan or pay listed fee
Additional full level 3 Apply for Advanced Learner Loan or pay listed fee                  Apply for Advanced Learner Loan or pay listed fee Apply for Advanced Learner Loan or pay listed fee
For further information and an explanation of fees and funding please contact the Enrolment Team on 01922 657000

Our Enrolment Team can help. They will be able to give you all the general advice you’ll need on 01922 657000.

The Walsall College Bursary can help with travel, equipment, exams, childcare or the cost of studying in general.

You will be expected to make a £10 contribution to printing and copying costs. Your learner pass will give you access to printing facilities and will be preloaded with a minimum of £15 worth of printing (dependent on your area of study).

You can pay by either cash, cheque, credit or debit card.

Instalment payments are available for courses costing £100 or more. Speak to a member of our Student Finance Team at the Customer Advice and Support Centre who will work out an instalment plan with you, at no extra cost. An initial payment must be made on enrolment.

One of the following forms of ID:

  1. Passport, Driving Licence, National Insurance card, Bank credit or debit card, Results slips/exam certificates
  2. Payment of your £10 contribution for photocopying/printing
  3. Payment of your fees, if you’re not eligible for concessions

If you are unemployed: To claim concessions, you will need to bring along proof of relevant benefits dated within three months of enrolment.

If your employer is paying for your course: Bring along a letter, on company letter-headed paper, confirming that they can be invoiced for your fees. If you are a non-E.U. student please bring along proof of residency (e.g. Passport or Visa).

We’re here to help. Drop in or call our Student Support or Enrolment Teams on 01922 657000.

Smart Card

Walsall College is now offering a cashless payment system.

Your student ID card is a 'Smart Card'. When pre-loaded with a cash amount it can be presented as a means of payment at many of the College tills:

  • College canteen (Wisemore and Green Lane)
  • Costa
  • Graduate Academy
  • LRC (Wisemore and Green Lane)

The cards need to be credited in advance to be able to purchase anything.

Money can be loaded onto the card using a number of different methods:

  • Online – by you, or someone you know
  • With cash – at the Student Services desk
  • Loading machines located in the atriums at Wisemore and Green Lane campuses
  • Parents can also upload money. They will need their own account. This can be accessed via a portal from the College website.

    Students who qualify for free college meals will have a daily allowance of £3 credited to their Smart Card.

    visit cashless.walsallcollege.ac.uk to top up your card.
    As soon as you have loaded it with a cash amount, or been allocated free College meals the card will be ready for use. If you have been allocated free College meals (totalling £3 per day), your allowance will be available from the first Monday after you have been notified of your award.
    With less need to carry cash, the risk of it being lost or stolen is reduced and it is much faster to get served.
    Students are required to wear their ID badge around their neck at all times for identity purposes and to gain access to the buildings. It is your responsibility to have it with you at all times.

    If the card is lost or stolen, it needs to be reported to the Student Services desk as soon as possible so the card can be blocked from further use. You can also de-activate your card through your online account. The balance from the time of reporting the card lost will appear on the new card.

    If you lose or forget your card you will have to either purchase a new card, or go home and fetch it.

    Free breakfast & college meals

    At Walsall College we offer all of our students the opportunity to boost their brainpower by starting each day of study with a free breakfast in the college canteen.

    All of our students will have a choice of either:

    Two slices of toast with fruit juice or a piece of fruit

    According to many experts, as well as being part of a balanced diet, eating a healthy breakfast has a strong link to improved academic performance; the energy and nutrients a healthy breakfast provide helps students concentrate better.

    The offer is available from the canteen Monday to Friday between 8am and 8.30am

    Students aged between 16 – 18 may be eligible for free college meals if they or their parent/carer receives one of the following benefits;

    • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
    • Income Support
    • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) provided annual income, assessed by the HMRC does not exceed £16,190 (please note: This amount is subject to change in April every year)
    • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
    • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
    • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
    • During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit

    19-25 year olds who are subject to a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) OR Education Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) may also be eligible for free college meals.

    Successful applicants will receive £3.00 per day (credited to their student card) to spend in the College Canteen, the Food Pod and at our on-site Starbucks. The daily allowance will exclude certain items including drinks, confectionery and crisps. Students who receive free meals will still also be able to take advantage of the college’s free breakfast scheme, which is available to all students.

    Students aged between 16-18 who are or whose parents are receiving one or more of the following benefits will need to complete the online bursary form and provide evidence of their household income (the whole bursary form needs to be completed not just the fcm application).

    If aged between 19-25 years old and are subject to a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) OR Education Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) then please complete the following form (link to the 19-25 fcm app).

    Bursary funding

    If finances have been holding you back from starting a course, you can now apply for a loan to help with the cost of your course fees. Your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until you’ve finished your course and are earning over £25,000 a year.

    Note - you must enrol on to an eligible course, i.e. at Level 3 or above.

    16-18 Bursaries

    These Bursaries are here to help Walsall College students who may be experiencing financial hardship to complete their course. Funds are awarded to students to help them cover the essential costs of attending College, such as transport and equipment, where no other financial support is available.
    1. The Guaranteed Bursary – this is specifically for students who have been defined as ‘vulnerable students’
    2. The Discretionary Bursary – this is for students who are not defined as ‘vulnerable students’ You can only apply for one Bursary, please see below for details.
    You can only apply for a Guaranteed Bursary of up to £1200 if you are in one of the groups that have been defined by the Government as being a ‘vulnerable group of students’ and meet the eligibility criteria. This includes young people who are living apart from their parents and are:
    • Looked after (in care) or have recently left care (Care Order in force)
    • In receipt of Income Support (or Universal Credit) in their own right (not their parents)
    • Disabled and in receipt of both Employment & Support Allowance (Universal Credit) and Disability Living Allowance (Personal Independence Payments) in their own right (not their parents)

    You will need to provide up to date evidence to confirm receipt of your Benefit, or a recent letter from Social Services confirming your care status.
    Funds will be allocated to provide a bus pass, equipment costs and monthly payments – paid directly into your bank account. You will therefore need to provide your bank account details. You will be issued with guidance notes to explain the reporting procedure in case of authorised absences.
    All awards are made subject to attendance of at least 90%, good progress and behaviour and may be reduced or withheld if standards are not met.
    You can apply for this Bursary if you are not identified as a ‘vulnerable’ student as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. Your award will depend on your personal circumstances, such as where you live, the course you are studying and household income (maximum £30,000) and when you apply. You may be awarded one or more of the following categories:
    Category Criteria
    Bus Pass Home address 1.5 miles or more from College or attending a placement, essential to your course, on a regular basis which is more than 1.5 miles from your home address. Evidence is required from your Course Tutor of attendance and placement address.

    If you live in the West Midlands and are under 18 on 1 September 2018, you must apply for a Centro 16-18 Photo ID Card (cost £10 - it is essential that you apply for the ID card as you will not be able to collect your bus pass without it). Application forms are available from the Student Finance Desk from 1 September.

    OR, if you are not eligible for the Centro ID card or have applied for an Arriva bus pass, you will need to provide 2 passports style photographs for each terms bus pass.
    Equipment A payment towards the cost of equipment, depending on your course. Paid after the October half term holiday, subject to at least 90% attendance.
    Bursary Payment to help with College costs, such as stationery, books, lunches etc. 3 payments (1 each term after the half term holiday) subject to satisfactory attendance and the following household income limits:-

    • Under £16,000 - Payment 1: £80; Payment 2: £100; Payment 3: £120 (Total £300)
    • £16,001 - £30,000 - Payment 1:£50; Payment 2: £70; Payment 3: £80 (total £200)

    Equipment and Bursary Payments are paid directly into your bank account. You will need to provide us with your bank account details. 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.
    All awards are made subject to attendance of at least 90%, good progress and behaviour and may be reduced or withheld if standards are not met.
    To be eligible you must:
    • be 16 or over and under 19 on 31st August 2020
    • be enrolled to a full time course or traineeship
    • 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 total gross household income is £30,000 or less
    • Students on Higher Education Courses
    • Students on Worked Based Learning/Waged Apprenticeships
    • Students aged 19 or over on 31 August 2020 (Separate 19+ Bursary Funds are available)
    Fully completed applications will normally be processed within 10 working days. You will receive an award notification letter informing you of your award from the Bursary Fund and how this will be provided. Please keep this for future reference.
    No awards will be made to you until you are fully enrolled on your course. If your application is not successful you will be notified by letter. You will then need to decide if you are able to enrol to your course without financial support from the Fund. Please contact the Student Support Team, quoting your receipt number, if you do not receive a letter within 2 weeks of handing in your application form.
    You have the right to appeal if your application is refused or your award is withheld. You must submit your appeal, in writing, within 10 working days of the date of your refusal letter. Additional information will be required to support your appeal.
    Further information and advice is available from the Student Support Team in the Customer Advice and Support Centre. Please contact us if you have any questions or need help to complete this form. For further information about Student Support telephone 01922 657000, email admissionsandfinance@walsallcollege.ac.uk or visit www.gov.uk.

    19+ Bursary

    The 19+ Bursary Fund is in place to help Walsall College students who may be experiencing financial hardship to complete their course. Funds are awarded to students to help them cover the essential costs of attending College, such as transport, equipment and exam fees, where no other financial support is available.
    The amount of funding available for tuition fees is extremely limited. All applications for tuition will be considered on an individual basis to determine if there are exceptional circumstances before an award can be made. Please provide information on the Additional Information section of the form so that a decision can be made. Please note that you may be required to pay all, or part of your fees.
    All students have to pay the first £50 towards their exam fees. We do not fund Accreditation Fees or Professional Membership Fees.
    You must live 1.5 miles or more away from the College Campus you are attending OR attending a regular placement that is essential to, and an integral part of, your course which is more than 1.5 miles from your home. You must provide 2 identical passport sized photographs each term when collecting your bus pass. Bus passes must be collected as soon as you receive your award letter, and during the first two weeks of each new term. Bus passes not collected promptly will be cancelled.
    This depends on the course you are attending. Awards will be paid after 6 weeks attendance (usually after October half term) subject to satisfactory attendance. Students enrolled to part-time courses of 6 hours or more per week will receive 50% of the full time student award.
    For students enrolled to Level 2 or Level 3 courses. A maximum of £600 paid in 3 instalments to support you with the costs of studying. Your income must be below £3,000 and you must not be in receipt of benefit. Students who have to give up benefits because they are studying a full time course can also apply. You will need to provide evidence of your income and/or that your benefit is being withdrawn. Payments will be made after the half term holidays but will depend on when you apply and satisfactory attendance.
    To be eligible you must:
    • be 19 or over on 31st August 2020
    • be enrolled to a course of 6 hours or more per week that is approved for funding by the Education & Skills Funding Agency – we will check this before making any awards
    • 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 £30,000 Up to £10,000
    • Students on Higher Education Courses
    • Students on Work Based Learning/Waged Apprenticeships
    • Students aged 19 and over at the start of their course studying at level 3 or above. (Students can apply to the Advanced Learner Loans Bursary Fund if they have taken out the Advanced Learner Loan for their fees)
    • Students aged under 19 on 31 August 2020 (students can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund)
    • Students aged 24 and over studying a level 3 or above

    Please speak to a member of the Student Support Team if you need help to fund childcare – if you are awarded childcare funding you can apply for a bus pass from the 19+ bursary fund. Incomplete forms, or forms submitted without the required evidence, will not be accepted.
    Fully completed applications will normally be processed within 10 working days. You will receive an award notification letter which will tell you what you have been awarded from the Bursary Fund and how this will be provided. No awards will be made to you until you are fully enrolled to your course.
    If your application is not successful you will be notified by letter. You will then need to decide if you are able to enrol to your course without financial support from the Fund. Please contact the Student Support Team, quoting your receipt number, if you do not receive a letter within 2 weeks of handing in your application form.
    You have the right to appeal if your application is refused or your award is withheld. You must submit your appeal, in writing, within 10 working days of the date of your refusal letter. Additional information will be required to support your appeal.
    Further information and advice is available from the Student Support Team in the Customer Advice and Support Centre. Please contact us if you have any questions or need help to complete the form.
    For further information about admissions and finance telephone 01922 657005, email admissionsandfinance@walsallcollege.ac.uk or visit www.gov.uk.
    Independent financial advice is available at  www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
    Your Local Authority may have information about funding available to help with the costs of adult education.

    Advanced Learner Loans

    If finances have been holding you back from starting a course, you can now apply for a loan to help with the cost of course fees! You must be enrolling onto an eligible course at Level 3 or above.

    Your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You will not have to pay anything back until you have finished your course and are earning over £25000 a year.

    Advanced Learner Loans

    The amount you will get depends on:
    • the type of course you take
    • how much the fees are for the course
    • the minimum loan you can get is £300.
    Courses at Level 3 or above qualify (such as a Certificate/Diploma or an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship).
    To get a loan you must be:
    • 19 or older on the first day you start your course and the start day of your course must be on or after the 1st August 2020 (there’s no upper age limit)
    • living in the UK on the first day of your course, and have lived in the UK, the Channel islands or the Isle of Man for 3 years immediately before the start date of the course
    • Studying at this College or a training organisation in England approved for public funding.
    If you are aged 19 – 23 and do not already have a full Level 3 qualification, you will be entitled to receive free tuition and won’t need to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. If you are aged 19 – 23 and already have a full Level 3 qualification, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
    You can apply for more than one Advanced Learning Loan (up to 4 in total), You can also receive a loan for courses of the same level and type (e.g. Level 3 Diploma in Hair and Level 3 Diploma in Barbering). You’ll be able to take out further loans to complete different types or levels of eligible courses.
    You can apply for apply for an Advanced Learner Loan here. You will be able to request the course code from our student finance team from May for courses starting from 1st September 2020.
    You will need a National Insurance number before any money can be paid and should have this available to enter on your loan application form. You need your passport details or another form of identity to apply – e.g. your birth certificate.
    You pay back your loan (plus interest) when you have finished your course and start earning more than £25,000 a year. If your income drops below this amount your repayment will stop. Each month you pay back 9% of any income over £25,000.
    If you leave or change your course after 2 weeks you will have to pay back any money that has been paid to the College.
    If you get a loan to cover tuition fees for an Access to HE course (e.g. a course that will prepare you for Higher Education) and then successfully complete a higher education course, you will not have to repay the remaining loan for the Access course.
    For more details about Advanced Learning Loans contact the Student Support or Advice and Guidance Teams on 01922 657000.

    Advanced Learner Loans Bursary

    The Advanced Learner Loans Bursary Fund is used to help Walsall College students, in receipt of an Advanced Learner Loan, who may be experiencing financial difficulty to complete their course, in particular those with learning difficulties or disabilities, those with parental responsibilities and ex-military personnel. While we recognise that 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.
    - You must have had an Advanced Learner Loan approved by the Student Loans Company for your tuition fee. You will need to provide evidence of this. - You must be enrolled to a course of 6 hours or more at level 3 (or above). - Your gross income must be within the following income threshold limits for the Fund. Joint income if living with spouse/partner OR single applicant living independently - Up to £30,000 Single applicants living with parents or guardian - Up to £10,000
    We aim to process applications within 10 working days. You will receive an award notification letter which will indicate your award and how this will be provided. No payments will be made to you until you are fully enrolled to your course. If your application is not successful you will be notified by letter. You will then need to decide if you are able to enrol on your course without financial support from the Fund.
    You have the right to appeal if your application is refused. You must submit your appeal, in writing, within 10 working days of receipt of your refusal letter. You will be required to submit additional information to support your appeal. Further information and advice is available from the Student Support Team at the Student Services Desk. Telephone 01922 657005 and ask for the Student Support Team Email: admissionsandfinance@walsallcollege.ac.uk
    Independent financial advice is available at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

    Higher Education Fees

    Think you simply can't afford to get on course for the career you want? You can at Walsall College.
    Course fees at university cost anywhere up to £9,000 per year, whereas at Walsall College a typical HNC/D costs £4,200 (£2,700 for part time) and a Level 6 top-up costs £7,500 a year which represents great value for money!

    As well as lower fees, students on higher education courses at Walsall College will also benefit from smaller class sizes, personalised tuition and outstanding teaching and learning, accredited by The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education.

    Our HE tuition fees are charged annually at the start of each academic year. HE students can apply to pay their tuition fees by instalment. The instalment arrangements will not be more favourable than:
    • One third of the tuition fee to be paid at enrolment
    • All other fees and charges (such as materials charges and learner pass charges) to be paid in full at enrolment
    • Two equal payments of the remaining tuition fee to be paid at the start of each of the following two terms
    These instalment arrangements match the arrangements for the payment of student loans.
    The College’s main HE partner is Pearson whereby the majority of programmes form part of the well-respected and established suit of BTEC Higher National Diplomas. Pearson HE courses are studied mostly as full-time and are the equivalent of one academic year in duration. They are stand-alone courses at level 4 and level 5. On the successful completion of level 4, students have the option to progress to the level 5 course, be that at the College (where progression levels are available and subject to group viability sizes) or elsewhere (subject to meeting the institutional entrance criteria).
    Full-Time 2020-21 HE Annual Fees
    HNC (Level 4) or HND (Level 5)
    Returning New
    £5,200 £5,200

    There are options available to study Walsall College Pearson HNC level 4 and HND level 5 courses, via a part-time mode, where each course/level can be studied over the equivalent of two academic years.

    Part – Time 2020-21 HE Annual Fees
    HNC (Level 4) or HND (Level 5)
    Returning New
    £2,700 £2,700

    The College works in partnership with The London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA) located in High Holborn, central London, and as such, students local to that institution are able to study Walsall College Courses there. The 2020-21 tuition fee associated with this partnership is £6,500 for each full-time Pearson level 4 and level 5 course.

    For two-year part time courses, The College may increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in the second and subsequent years of the course. It is anticipated that such increases will be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

    In terms of students wanting to progress to a higher level course (for example, HNC level 4 to HND level 5 or from HND level 5 to Level 6), the College publishes its fees for each two academic consecutive years ahead, at the end of every April. This will enable students to review costs of not only the course they are considering, but of the subsequent progression level course, if they chose to remain and progress at the College.

    The College aims to offer excellent value for money at all levels of study and will review this on an annual basis in line with local providers as well as outcomes for learners and learner satisfaction.

    The College’s strategy for HE includes programmes which are validated by a partner universities. We offer a series of level 6 programmes through formal partnership with Birmingham City University (BCU). We also offer a level 5 Diploma in Education and Training in formal partnership with the University of Warwick.

    HE partnership provision fees are set by the partner / validating University and will be subject to their own OFFA Access Agreements and pricing policies.

    Level 6 top-up courses delivered in partnership with Walsall College are £7,500 for the 2020-21 academic year.

    Diploma in Education and Training delivered in partnership Walsall College is £3,000 for the 2020-21 academic year.

    There may be additional costs to your studies that are not included in the course fee, such as:
    • The cost of additional examinations for any award other than the intended award.
    • The cost of personal membership to professional bodies.
    • Additional materials beyond the supplied standard provision
    • Optional field trips and activities for personal development.
    • Travel costs to and from placements.
    • The cost of any Criminal Records Bureau Check or Occupational Health Assessment where these are required either by the college or a placement provider.
    • Printing and Photocopying.
    • Library Fees and Fines.
    • Own purchase Text Books.
    Students can apply for extra financial support through loans and bursaries to cover the cost dependant on eligibility.

    The Office for Fair Access is the independent regulator of fair access to higher education in England.An access agreement sets out a university or college’s fee limits and the access measures it intends to put in place e.g. outreach work and financial support.

    The Access Agreement between Walsall College and the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) covers all full time Home & EU students admitted in the academic year 18/19. The College’s Mission and Strategic Plan outlines a clear commitment to widening and increasing participation in Higher Education, regardless of any potential barriers associated with previous experience, background or any other factors.

    Higher Education (HE) Financial Support Information

    Student Finance England offer means tested loans/grants for Higher Education, so they may be able to offer HE students some money towards their course.

    Once students have applied for courses through UCAS, it is important that they begin to complete their application for student finance. Applicants can do this via the link: www.gov.uk/studentfinance

    It is really important that applicants apply for funding as soon as possible in order to ensure their funding is in place. It can take at least six weeks to process applications. Applicants don’t need a confirmed place and can use their preferred course and change the details later.

    For students who live elsewhere in the UK further information about financial support can be found on the following government websites:

    Walsall College does not make provision directly for International Students.

    Walsall College HE students may also be eligible for one of the following Walsall College Bursary funds:

    • Progression Bursary (Students progressing from Level 3 to HNC Level 4 within Walsall College) may be eligible for up to £800. Criteria: Successfully achieved Level 3 qualification / Students with household residual incomes up to £30,000
    • Academic Achievement Award (Students progressing from Level 3 to HNC Level 4 within Walsall College) and who have achieved either triple distinctions at Level 3 or A ‘Level grades AAB) may be eligible for up to £800. Criteria: Successfully achieved Level 3 qualification with triple distinctions (or AAB) / Students with household residual incomes up to £30,000.
    • STEM Bursary (Students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Health subjects may be eligible for up to £800). Criteria: Students with household residual incomes up to £30,000 and students must be enrolled to a course in the above categories.
    • Level 6 Bursary (Students enrolled to a Level 6 course may be eligible for up to £800). Criteria: Students with household residual incomes up to £30,000 and students must be enrolled to a level 6 course at the College.
    • Student Opportunity Fund (Any Walsall College HE Student is eligible to apply for this up to £800) Criteria: Students with household residual incomes up to £30,000

    HE students will be potentially eligible to receive support from only one category of Bursary awards. Payments will be made on a termly basis. Part time Bursary awards (for any bursary) will be paid at 50% that of a full-time award where eligible.

    Successful applicants for all Bursary awards will receive payment based on:

    1. Achieving the required level of attendance
    2. Full payment of tuition fees (either by the student or through Student Finance England)

    Apply online through the Online Bursary Applications System

    If you require any support with your application for funding please contact our Student Services Team in the atrium. Alternatively, please give us a call on 01922 657000 and ask to speak to a member of the guidance staff.

    Higher Education students with a support need can apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) using the following link -  https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview

    The support provided is determined by an external assessor and outlined in the students individual access report. 

    HE Course Level Information

    Please search course level information on our Higher Education course information pages

    The Office for Students is an independent regulator of fair access to higher education in England.An access agreement sets out a university or college’s fee limits and the access measures it intends to put in place e.g. outreach work and financial support.

    TheAccess and Participation Plans for Walsall College cover all full time Home & EU students admitted in the academic year 18/19. The College’s Mission and Strategic Plan outlines a clear commitment to widening and increasing participation in Higher Education, regardless of any potential barriers associated with previous experience, background or any other factors.

    Click here to view the 2019/20 Access and Participation Plan for Walsall College
    Click here to view Condition C3 of the Student Protection Plan