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Higher Education (HE) Financial Support Information

The following information illustrates the support available to Home students, resident in England in 2018-19.

HE Loans & Bursary

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 Bursary Funds

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

Details of Bursary Payment Considerations

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 Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)

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 Access and Participation Plans for Walsall College

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.

The Access 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 Access and Participation Plans for Walsall College

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