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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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-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
- 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 are a charitable service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other, help see
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
or call 0800 100 900.
There are various travel schemes available which you may be eligible for:
Stagecoach Bus discounts
Brighton & Hove bus discounts
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
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.
for students with special needs - contact your Local Education Authority
*Correct for academic year 2016-17. Subject to change.