Financial support

Full-time further education courses

Financial support for 16 to 18-year-olds in 2019/2020, subject to eligibility

  • Free travel for those who live more than two miles away from the nearest College site that delivers their course
  • Help with equipment costs where high cost specialist equipment is required
  • A free meal every day
  • Support towards the cost of childcare from the national Care to Learn Scheme (for learners under 20 years old when their course starts) 

Download an 16-19 application form or read the guidance about financial support for 16 to 18-year-olds.

For travel pass applications see section: Applying for help with travel below

Financial support for people aged 19 and over

The following are available, subject to eligibility, to full-time learners but applications from part-time learners will be considered.

  • Support with travel costs for those living more than two miles away from the nearest College site that delivers their course
  • Additional support towards essential course equipment and uniforms
  • Support towards College-related costs
  • Childcare to a maximum of £180 per week

Download an application form or read the guidance about financial support for people aged 19 and over  - unless you're applying for a Level 3 course with an Advanced Learner Loan

Applying for help with travel

All 16-18 students applying for a full time course starting in September 2019 will be sent forms to apply for the transport to College. These are also available online and at the Beverley and Bridlington campus reception desks.  Travel on East Yorkshire Buses, BC and ER buses is by way of a prepaid personalised bus pass, including picture.

Students may have to fund their own transport if they delay applying, as funds are limited.

Support is at the discretion of the College, subject to satisfactory attendance and evidence of income.  Further guidance on the use of an East Yorkshire Buses bus pass is available in this document.

If you are 19 or over, you may be eligible for free transport or support to pay towards travel, dependent on circumstances, please call 0345 120 0044 for more information.

Students intending to travel from Hull using an East Yorkshire Buses pass please note:

Please state clearly on your East Yorkshire Buses application if you need to catch more than one bus to get to and from College.  For example, if you live more than two miles from a bus stop for any direct route to Beverley or from Hull Interchange.  This will ensure you get the right pass for your journey.  The direct routes to Beverley are the 121, 122, 246, and X46.  If you don't state clearly what your intended journey is, your pass will be from Hull Interchange to Beverley and any extra journeys to and from the Interchange will be charged as you get on the bus.


Tuition Fee Waivers

If you receive Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (Work related Activity Group) or Universal Credit (Mandated) you are likely to be entitled to tuition fee remission – ask at enrolment for further information or contact a member of the guidance team.

If you receive any state benefit other than the above you may be entitled to tuition fee remission if the course you are enrolling on is intended to help you obtain employment – ask at enrolment for more information or contact a member of the guidance team.

Adults learners aged 19 to 23 (on the course start date), who do not hold a full level two qualification (eg five GCSEs A to C, NVQ level two, BTEC first diploma) will not be charged tuition fees if they are studying either a full level two qualification or, if they require an additional step to get to level two, at entry level or level one.

Students aged 19 to 23 (on the course start date) are also eligible to claim 100 per cent tuition fee remission if studying for their first full level three qualification.

Adults who earn less than £16,009.50p annual gross salary may also be eligible for fee exemption.  Please ask for details.

For some courses, other fees must be paid e.g. examination fees or material costs.

Advanced Learner Loans for courses at level three and above

Tuition fee loans are available to anybody aged 19 and over studying further education courses at level 3 or above. Read on the advanced learner loans page or download the leaflet.

Students in receipt of Advanced Learner Loans can also apply for a bursary for support with other costs associated with studying.  Read the guidance and download the application form.

Higher education courses

Tuition fee and living cost loans 

If you are an EU or UK student studying a higher education course you will not have to pay your tuition fees upfront because loans are available from the government. Support towards your living costs is available through loans for students on full-time higher education courses.

Read more on our student loans and course fees pages or download the financial support leaflets for full-time study and part time study.

Find out more about what student finance is available to you here:

Disabled Students Allowance

Students who incur extra costs as a result of undertaking a higher education course and as a direct result of a disability or specific learning difficulty may be eligible to apply for support in the form of Disabled Students' Allowance. This allowance can support things like additional travel costs, academic assistance, and specialist equipment.

Higher Education Hardship Fund

This fund offers additional non-repayable support, subject to eligibility, to support students facing financial hardship, including:

  • Students with children
  • Students with adult dependants
  • Full and part-time higher education students

For more information on any of the above, call the College on 0345 120 0044 or email

 NEW Higher Education Access and Participation Fund

This fund is to support first year higher education students and offers additional non-repayable support, subject to eligibility, which is dependent on postcode.  

Payments levels will be £300 for full time learners and £200 for part time.  Payment will be made in 2 installments, one shortly after 1st November, based on a minimum of 2 attendance marks before 31st October.  The second after 15th January, subject to at least 2 attendance marks from December and January.  No payments will be made for learners who do not have their student finance in place, or who have not paid for their course.

This fund is for the first year of your course only.

Check if you're eligible

For more information on any of the above, call the College on 0345 120 0044 or email


NEW : Apprenticeship Bursary opportunities 

If you are aged between 16-24 years old and a care-leaver and are starting your first apprenitceship, you will be entitled to a £1000 bursary in the first year.

For more information on any of the above, call the College on 0345 120 0044 or email