If you choose to study at Blackpool Sixth, we will do everything possible to support you. There are 4 parts to the financial support available to students:
1) Bursary A
Those most in need will be eligible for Bursary A of up to the equivalent of £1,200 a year available as college credit*, a travel pass** plus free meals. You will be eligible for this bursary if you are:
✔ in care or a care leaver
✔ a young person receiving income support (e.g. young parents, young people living independently, young people who are registered as disabled)
✔ or a young person receiving both Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment and Employment Support Allowance
2) Bursary B
To be eligible for Bursary B of up to the equivalent of £600 per year available as college credit*, a travel pass** plus free meals, your parent(s)/carer(s) must be in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
✔ Income Support
✔ Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
✔ Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
✔ Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
✔ The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
✔ Child Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit✝), as assessed by HMRC
✔ Universal Credit with annual net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400
✝Students whose parent(s)/carer(s) are entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 will not be entitled to Bursary B but may be eligible for a Bursary C (see below).
3) Bursary C
You will be eligible for Bursary C of up to the equivalent of £600 per year available as college credit* and a travel pass**, if your parent(s)/carer(s) receive Working Tax Credit, with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190. Or if they receive Universal Credit with net earnings less than £14,280 per annum.
*You can choose to allocate this bursary credit to your catering account for meals, general college account to spend in Student Finance or in the college shop for stationary/course materials or split it equally between both. You will select which option on the bursary application form.
**For details of travel passes please see the transport support section below. Bursary students will receive a travel pass of their choice as part of their bursary.
4) Access Fund
The purpose of the Access Fund is to financially support students who are experiencing short-term difficulty in meeting the costs associated with their learning.
The fund is used primarily to provide support towards:
- course costs/materials/textbooks/
- general financial hardship
Any student experiencing financial hardship is entitled to apply for financial support. There will be an assessment undertaken to ensure that support is provided to those most in need. Blackpool Sixth will ensure that financial support is implemented in the fairest possible way, to the maximum possible benefit of students who need financial support in order to succeed in their studies.
Contact a member of staff in the Student Finance Office on 01253 394911.
Thinking about going to university?
While you’re studying you’ll have two main costs – tuition fees and living costs. You can get student finance to help with both.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for student finance is online. You should apply as soon as the application service opens.
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