Age 19+ on Government funded courses

 

(under 19s click here)

 

Please contact our Financial Services office about applying for of the support below.


Phone 01903 273014 or email sfs@nbcol.ac.uk.
We also offer a drop-in service at The University Centre Worthing ( Littlehampton Road campus ) - normal office opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-4.30pm Friday.

 

+19 Learner Support Fund - Help with course related costs - If your household income is below £30,000* per year or you are in receipt of means tested benefits, you are eligible to apply (except students receiving the Advanced Learning Loan - see below).

Download the form to print, complete and return to Northbrook Student Financial Services office (West Durrington campus):

Click here to download 19+ bursary application form

 

If you would like a form posted to you, please contact the Student Financial Services office (contact details below).

 

Free Meals
Students aged between 19 and 25 who are subject to a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) or Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) are entitled to a free meal if the student is in receipt of, or has parents who are 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 (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
  • 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

If you don't receive any of the above benefits but fall into one of the categories below you may also be eligible:
- In Care
- Care Leaver
- Young Carer

To apply, please click here

 

Advanced Learner Loans Bursary Fund - If you take an Advanced Learner Loan for your fee and your household income is under £40,000* you may also be considered for support with childcare, travel and other course related costs. Please note that funds are limited and early applications are advised.


Download the form to print, complete and return to Northbrook Student Financial Services office (West Durrington campus):

Click here to download an Advanced Learner bursary application form

 

If you would like a form posted to you, please contact the Student Financial Services office (contact details below).

Please click on the following links for further information:

 

Prioritisation for Support Funds

Criteria for Support Funds

 

Help with Rent - If you have to move because your course is not available in your local area, you can speak to our Financial Services office about applying for help.

 

Please click on the following links for further information:

 

Prioritisation for Support Funds

Criteria for Support Funds

 

Help with childcare costs - If your household income is below £40,000 per year, you may be eligible for support with your costs.

 

Please click on the following links for further information:

 

Prioritisation for Support Funds

Criteria for Support Funds

 

Educational Grants - Family Action are able to help with course related costs (not fees or childcare).  To apply, please contact Financial Services for an adviser to make an application on your behalf.

 

Turn2Us
Turn2Us are a charitable service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other, help see www.turn2us.org.uk for further details.

 

Professional and Career Development Loan - A Professional and Career Development Loan is a bank loan and the YPLA pays the interest on the loan while you’re studying – and for one month afterwards. For further details, please visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans or call 0800 100 900.

 

Travel

There are various travel schemes available which you may be eligible for:

  • Stagecoach Bus discounts - See www.stagecoachbus.com/south
  • Brighton & Hove bus discounts - See www.buses.co.uk/tickets/busid.aspx
  • Young Persons Railcard - If you are aged 16-25 this card will give you one third off your fare if you use it after 10am (or before if the ticket costs more than £12). You will get 10% discount by purchasing the railcard online. Contact your local station for more details
  • Unizone rail ticket - Depending on where you live and which campus you are travelling to, it may be cheaper for you to travel by train using a Unizone ticket. Please contact your local station or click here for more details.
  • Sussex Student Card - Students of all ages attending a Further Education course can apply for a Sussex Student Card which offers discounted train travel in some areas. Application forms are available from the College or your Local Authority website.
  • Travel Grant for students with special needs - contact your Local Education Authority


*Correct for academic year 2016-17. Subject to change.