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New College Durham Bursary

New College Durham Bursary

 

Bursaries 2017/18

The College will seek to provide financial support to students from low income households subject to funding availability. Click here to see our Access Fund policy.

Hardship Bursary
All 16-18 full-time students with a household income below £26,000 may be eligible for financial support for the academic year. If you qualify under the scheme you will receive a single payment in February 2018. The value of the payment will be determined by the funding allocation provided to the College. To be eligible you need to be attending college regularly, be up-to-date with your course work and show good behaviour and respect for others. All students must make an application to the Access Fund prior to the published deadline in order to be considered for funding assistance.

19+ Bursary
If you are an adult aged 19 or over when you start your full-time course and your household income is below £26,000, you may be eligible for financial support for the academic year. If you qualify under the scheme you will receive a single payment in February 2018*. The value of the payment will be determined by the funding allocation provided to the College. All students must make an application to the Access Fund prior to the published deadline in order to be considered for funding assistance.

Guaranteed Bursary
Under national guidance you will be considered eligible to receive a bursary of up to £1,200* per year if you are in care; a care leaver; in receipt of income support or the equivalent Universal Credit in your own right; getting both Disability Living Allowance (or the new Personal Independence Payments) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) (or Universal Credit as a replacement for ESA) in your own right.

All students must make an application to the Access Fund for the bursary scheme by contacting the Access Fund prior to the published deadline in order to be considered for funding assistance.

* In calculating the bursary, consideration will be taken of benefits already received from the College such as Flex and Travel; the cost of which will be deducted from the bursary.