BURSARY FUND/ DISCRETIONARY LEARNER SUPPORT FUND POLICY & PROCEDURES 2014/2015

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "BURSARY FUND/ DISCRETIONARY LEARNER SUPPORT FUND POLICY & PROCEDURES 2014/2015"

Transcription

1 BURSARY FUND/ DISCRETIONARY LEARNER SUPPORT FUND POLICY & PROCEDURES 2014/ Bursary Fund 19+ Bursary Fund 24+ Adult Learning Loan Bursary Fund

2 Contents Introduction 3 Policy Aims 3 Criteria and Eligibility 3 Responsibilities 4 Procedure 5 Appeals 5 Timing and Amounts of Payments 5 Review of Policy 5 Appendices 6 1 Process Flow Chart 7 2 Criteria and Eligibility for Payment 8 3 Bursary Application Form 12/13 4 Bursary Fund Release Form 14 5 Bursary Decision Form 15 6 Timing and Amounts of Payments 16 7 Indicative Payment Thresholds 17 2

3 Kidderminster College 1. Introduction Bursary funds or discretionary learning support funds are paid by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to the College so that they may provide financial help to learners whose access to, or completion of education, might be inhibited by financial constraints. They may be used for a variety of costs incurred whilst learning which may include: 1. Travel 2. Equipment (including books and clothing)* 3. Registration fees* 4. Childcare 5. Hardship costs 6. Residential and educational visits 7. Costs of travel to HE interviews or Open Days 8. Meals 9. Other 10. Additional Learning Support (ALS) (24+ Loan Learners only) * Excluding 24+ Adult Learning Loan Bursaries Bursaries The purpose of the funding is to retain learners struggling to stay in education who may be financially disadvantaged by the costs of studying. The aim of the funds is to support those learners facing financial hardship. The learners individual needs and local circumstances will be considered when allocations are made to ensure every young person and adult participates in and benefits from a place in education and training. 2. Policy Aims 2.1 To ensure that the Bursary Fund is administered in accordance with EFA and SFA guidelines and policies. 2.2 To explain the roles and responsibilities of staff and learners. 2.3 To explain the procedure for making applications to the Bursary Fund. 2.4 To explain the appeals procedure. 2.5 To ensure that the governing body receives appropriate reports on the administration of the Bursary Fund. 2.6 To describe the eligibility criteria, how the bursary is calculated and how payments are processed. 3. Criteria and Eligibility for Bursary Funds Details of the specific criteria to be used and the eligibility for payments are shown at Appendix 2 3

4 4. Responsibilities 4.1 Learner Learners making applications undertake to provide accurate information and appropriate documentary evidence where needed and sign appropriate declarations. Learners in receipt of an award should comply with College rules and regulations as detailed in the Learner Handbook/Enrolment Form. Learners must inform the college of changes in their financial circumstances. 4.2 Learner Services Assist the learner to make an appropriate application. Ensure the form is completed appropriately and that documentary evidence is provided or confirmed where required. Log application, check for duplicates and pass completed applications to the Bursary Fund Manager. 4.3 Bursary Fund Manager (Learner Services Manager) Oversee the administration of the fund within Learner Services. Make decisions on applications with the Finance Officer. Ensure that reasons for the panel s decision are accurately recorded. Liaise with the Finance Office to ensure timely payment of bursary funds. Liaise with the Finance Office to ensure that audit requirements are met. Produce reports and administration of the fund to the managing body. Ensure the fund is publicised in an appropriate manner. Provide regular reports to SMT. 4.4 Bursary Fund Panel This will comprise the Finance Officer plus the Bursary Fund Manager or a nominated deputy from the Learner Services Department. The panel will consider each application and ensure that awards are granted fairly and equitably in accordance with the fund guidelines. A sample of applications will be audited by a Member of Senior Management (SMT). 4.5 The Appeals Panel The Appeals Panel will consist of two members of the SMT usually including the Director of Learning. 4.6 Finance Officer Ensure funds are paid to learners in accordance with the decisions of the panel. Ensure that the learner s attendance meets 90%. See Appendix 4. Administer the cash-flow in accordance with audit and funding body requirements. Liaise with Bursary Fund Manager to ensure that audit requirements are met. 4.7 Advisory Board Receive reports from SMT detailing the take-up against the criteria used and a financial impact analysis of the expenditure by category of support. 4

5 Kidderminster College 5. Procedure To make an application a learner must obtain advice from Learner Services and if appropriate, arrange an interview with the appropriate member of learner services staff before completing the application form. The purpose of the interview is to advise the learner and to ensure that appropriate documentary evidence is provided. Staff verify and collect information to evidence on the application form. After the interview or application, the application is passed to the Bursary Fund Manager for a decision which is sent to the Finance Officer. The Bursary Fund Manager will make decisions in principle, agreed by the Finance Officer. He/she will consider each claim and make a decision in accordance with the fund guidelines. A brief note of the decision will be recorded on the form, as required. A letter will be sent to the applicant by the Administrator advising of the decision once the enrolment status has been checked. The application form will be sent to the Finance Officer who will then check the attendance for each applicant and send the appropriate payment to each learner on agreed release dates. In cases where payment is made to a third party (e.g. childcare) it will be the responsibility of the Finance Officer to ensure this occurs. The Finance Office will retain these forms on file for 6 years. Appeals must be made in writing to the Director of Learning explaining clearly what is being appealed and why you believe the decision to be incorrect. Additional evidence to support the appeal may be required. The Director of Learning will audit 10 per cent of application forms and decisions made to ensure that the college is complying with guidelines. This procedure is illustrated in the Process Flow Chart (Appendix 1). 6. Appeals Procedure Learners who consider that their claim has been inappropriately assessed can appeal by writing to the Director of Learning giving reasons, within 4 weeks of receiving their notification letter. The Director of Learning will arrange a meeting of the Appeal Panel within 10 working days. The claim will be reassessed and the learner informed of the decision in writing within 5 working days of the Panel meeting. 7. Timing and Amount of Payments See Appendix 5 8. Review of Policy The policy will be reviewed annually by the Bursary Fund Manager in accordance with recommendations from the College s audit services and funding body requirements by the Bursary Fund Manager. 5

6 9. Appendices 1 Process Flow Chart 2 Criteria and Eligibility for Payment 3 Bursary Application Form 4 Bursary Fund Release Form 5 Bursary Decision Form 6 Timing and Amount of Payments 7 Indicative Payment Thresholds 6

7 Kidderminster College Appendix 1 Bursary Fund Process Flowchart Learner Learner obtains an application form from Learner Services Learner Services Learner Services staff advise learner on making appropriate application. Necessary documentary evidence of learners financial circumstances checked and recorded. Log application and pass all completed original forms to the Bursary Fund Manager for a decision. Bursary Fund Manager Makes decision in principle in accordance with fund guidelines. Application form is reviewed and counter signed by the Finance Officer. Administrator Administrator inputs learner claim details onto Bursary Fund Database and produces an Advisory Notice once enrolment status is checked. Administrator posts Notice to Learner. Copy of Notice, payment form and application form are passed to Finance Officer for production of payment (if appropriate). Appeals Panel convenes, decision made If learner wishes to appeal they must send a letter giving reasons to the Director of Learning. Finance Office The Finance Office organises payment by bank transfer as outlined in the Notice. Where third party is involved i.e. Childcare provider, appropriate payment is made. Learner Receives explanatory Notice and details of Payment from the Administrator Appeal Payment to learner, where applicable 7

8 Appendix 2 CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY FOR PAYMENT to 18 Year old Learners Payments will be made based on 90% attendance as evidenced by the college register system or in exceptional circumstances approval made at the college s discretion and evidenced for audit purposes. Payments may be withheld if inappropriate standards of behaviour has been demonstrated, this could include non-submission of work. Learners will only be paid during absence in exceptional circumstances, for example, a hospital appointment, driving test or funeral of a close family member. If a learner is excluded from College, no payments will be made. The College has been allocated a fixed sum of money for the16-19 Bursary Fund. 5 per cent of the total will contribute towards centre administrative costs, while an appropriate contingency will be held back in the first instance for applications during the course of the year (ie. after the Window 1 application deadline). The funds will be prioritised and allocated as follows: To be eligible to receive a Bursary in the 2014/2015 academic year, the young person must be aged under 19 at the start of the academic year in which they start their programme of study (the start of the 2014/2015 academic year is 31 August 2014). Where a young person turns 19 during their programme of study, they can continue to be supported to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19, or to the end of the programme of study, whichever is sooner. In general, bursaries should be paid only to young people who have reached 16. Providers may, in exceptional circumstances, use their discretion to pay bursaries to younger students for example, if they are following an accelerated programme. Young people should satisfy the residency criteria in the EFA Funding Guidance for 2014/15. Young people should be participating in provisicn that is subject to inspection by a public body that assures quality (e.g. Ofsted). That provision must also be: the EFA (either directly or via a local authority); or -financed by the European Social Fund; or pursuant to Section 98 of the Learning and Skills Act Learners household income must be within the set thresholds laid down by the College. It is our aim to target funding to those most in need on a first come, first served basis. A: Guaranteed Bursary These learners will receive 1200 for the year based on enrolling on a full-time course (EFA funded) and meeting the conditions below: (Pro-rata for courses lasting less than 30 weeks a year). Guaranteed Bursary Learners are: Young people in care (including unaccompanied asylum seeking children) Care leavers Young people personally in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit in their own right. Young people 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 their own right. 8

9 Kidderminster College Allocations from the college Bursary Fund will be made upon receipt of application and proof of eligibility. The following documents will help to prove eligibility for a Guaranteed Bursary: letter from local authority of care status or appropriate evidence from DWP regarding other applicants. B: Discretionary Bursary Shared Residual Allocations: The remaining sum ( residual fund ), i.e. after the Guaranteed Bursary deductions above have been made, will be allocated as follows; Eligible applicants are identified as falling under one of the four Learner Tiers of Need below: Learner Tier A Learners who have successfully claimed Free School Meals for the current academic year (or in year 11 if FE college) or whose household income is < 16,190 Evidence: Original Local Authority letter/school transition data Learner Tier B Learners whose Household income is less than 21,000 Evidence: Original Working Tax Credit annual statement letter or Child Tax Credit Letter. Learner Tier C Learners whose Household income is less than 26,000 Evidence: Original Working Tax Credit annual statement letter or Child Tax Credit Letter. Allocations from the college Bursary Fund will be made upon receipt of application and proof of eligibility. The following documents will help to prove eligibility for a Discretionary Bursary: Benefit/Income P60/Payslips/Self-Employed Accounts or Tax Assessment Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) Employment Support Allowance Employment Support Allowance (work related activity group) Income Support Council Tax Benefit Housing Benefit Universal Credits/National Insurance Credits Working Tax Credit & Child Tax Credit State Pension and Pension Credit Evidence No more than 1 year old or three most recent payslips Letter stating entitlement dated in the last 3 months of the enrolment date Letter stating entitlement dated in the last 3 months of the enrolment date Entitlement notice or current bank statement dated in the last 3 months of the enrolment date Entitlement notice dated in the last 3 months of the enrolment date Entitlement notice dated in the last 3 months of the enrolment date Entitlement notice dated in the last 3 months of the enrolment date Annual Entitlement Notice Entitlement Notice 9

10 Exemptions: Childcare (Learners aged 16-19) All year olds with childcare needs to be referred to CARE2LEARN. 2. Adult Learners (19+ Bursary Fund) Learners who meet all of the following criteria may apply: Studying a recognised funded course of Adult Skills Learner provision. Meets the residency criteria as laid down in the Funding Guidance 2014/2015; Learner Eligibility Guidance (refugees are exempt from the three-year residency rule). Payments will be made based on 90% attendance as evidenced by the College register system or in exceptional circumstances approval made by the personal tutor. Learners must demonstrate appropriate standards of behaviour. Payments may be withheld if standards of behaviour have not been demonstrated, this could include non-submission of work. Learners are not eligible to apply if: A learner is in prison or a young offender on temporary licence e.g day release. Any learner aged 24+ embarking on level 3+ study. Learners already receiving help with travel or childcare costs from Jobcentre Plus or a Work Programme Provider in connection with pre-employment training. In assessing claims, the College will ensure equality of opportunity in line with its policy. The College will also take account of other grants that have been awarded to the applicant and will be used to determine if additional funding is to be granted. This funding is available to increase access, retention and achievement. In allocating funds, the College will ensure that learners are aware of the implications of funding for any state benefits and claimants on state benefits should declare this. Similarly, learners in receipt of assistance for childcare and travel costs through help via Jobcentre plus should inform the College of this assistance. Learners must provide the appropriate documentary evidence as per section B. Childcare (20+) provision for adults Childcare can be supported provided children are placed in the care of registered ofsted providers and invoices are generated from the provider. After the initial period where learners are expected to pay for childcare (and this will be reimbursed if an allocation is made) payments will then be made to the provider directly. Learners must provide the appropriate documentary evidence as per section B Adult Learning Loan Bursary Fund The 24+ Adult Learning Loan is a financial assistance fund comprising of post-24 discretionary, childcare, residential and additional learning support funds provided by the SFA. The fund is intended to be used for learners facing financial hardship to help with essential course related costs such as equipment, books, travel, visits, attending HE interviews, rent, and childcare for students aged 24 and over and in receipt of a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. Specific eligibility criteria: Learners must be aged 24 or over on the first day of the course. Learners must be enrolled to an eligible course; eligible courses are those for which a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan is payable; awards will not be made to learners who are not enrolled, or where an enrolment is pending. 10

11 Kidderminster College Learners must be in receipt of a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan; awards will not be made to learners who have not applied for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan or where a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan has been refused. Learners studying a non-loans funded course will not be eligible for any funding. Learners must be able to demonstrate financial hardship; evidence of the appropriate documentary evidence including income is required as per section B. The College reserves the right to make awards to learners who appear to be outside the financial criteria, based on individual and exceptional circumstances. Learners must meet the residency and other eligibility criteria as set out in the SFA s Funding Rules 2014/15. Awards made from the 24+ Adult Learning Loan Bursary are subject to funds and support for additional learning support will be given priority. 11

12 Appendix 3 Application for the College Bursary Fund/Discretionary Learner Support Fund 2014/2015 BF Number Date of Receipt Passed for authorisation Priority Name: Date of Birth: 16 to Loan Learner Address: Preferred Telephone Number: address: Course: Full-time Part-time Reason for Application (please provide a summary of why you are applying for help in 50 words or five lines) Income-Related Evidence (work out weekly, monthly, or annually) Amount Originals seen (staff initials) Income Support/Job Seekers Allowance/ESA/ Universal Credit Housing Benefit/Council Tax Benefit Employment Working Tax Credit or Pension Credit Self-employment Evidence for Free Meals in Education Staff must tick Letter confirming benefit no more than six months old with reference number ( ) Letter confirming benefit for current financial year ( ) Payslips or P60 for all applicant and parents for applicants under the age of 18 Letter confirming benefit for current financial year ( ) Self-Assessment Tax Calculation or most recent accounts no more than 12 months ( ) Evidence MUST be supplied AND photocopied (staff to initial here) Do you provide care to a sick or disabled relative? Please supply details (<18) 12

13 Kidderminster College TOTAL Number of under 18 children in the household Tuition Fees (max 250) (N/A for 24+ Loan Learner) Examination Fees (N/A for 24+ Loan Learner) Bursary Bursary for travel to Receipt No. university events, educational/curriculum visits (max 50) upon production of receipts Overseas educational visits (up to a max of 125) Uniform, Equipment, Receipt No. Clothing, Books (max 100) Travel Assistance Calculation Round trip x (over 6 miles per day only) No. of days travel per week x (full time is usually 3 days) No. of Weeks x (course duration full year is 35 weeks) Total Miles Maximum Allocation 300. Payment to yr old learners in exceptional circumstances only. DECLARATION Please fill in the amount requested Originals seen (staff initials) Allocation (For Office Use Only) 1 st Rnd 2 nd Rnd 3 rd Rnd I declare that the information that I have given on this form is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that giving false information will automatically disqualify my application and may also lead to disciplinary procedures resulting in possible expulsion from the College and I undertake to repay any grants obtained by me as a result of this false claim. The college has the right to refer such matters to the police or Department for Education. A member of my household is aware that if I am on DLA, ESA or Universal Credits certain household benefits may be affected (for applicants aged 18 or below). I accept that payments will be made on the basis of at least 90% attendance and appropriate standards of behaviour. I have the legal right to be resident in the UK (habitually, normally and lawfully resident in the country, has refugee status, humanitarian protection or exceptional leave to enter or remain in the UK). I understand that I may be liable to repay the grant if I leave the course. LEARNER NAME: (please print) LEARNER SIGNATURE: DATE: Name of Bank This MUST be completed Account number Sort Code DATA PROTECTION ACT

14 The information you provide will be held and may be disclosed for purposes registered under the Data Protection Act. Further information on the Data Protection act is available from the College. A summary of this can be found on your learning agreement. CONFIDENTIALITY: We appreciate the sensitive nature of the information in this application. Applications are kept secure and are only seen by approved members of staff involved in the Bursary Fund/Discretionary Learner Support Fund. Appendix 4 Kidderminster College BF Number Bursary Fund Tutor Release Form This learner meets the criteria to receive financial assistance from the College Bursary Fund: LEARNER NAME COURSE ELIGIBILITY: I confirm that the above-named learner s attendance is currently..% YES NO The learner has not met the required level of attendance but is to be awarded the bursary on the following grounds or the learner has not achieved appropriate standards of behaviour: SIGNED: PERSONAL TUTOR NAME: DATE: If attendance is below 90% a valid reason must be given for release of funds in the box provided 14

15 Kidderminster College Appendix 5 College Bursary Scheme 2014/2015 Decision Form Priority: H = High M = Medium L = R = Rejection Rate 1 Rate 2 Rate 3 In Care < Care Leaver < ESA/ Independent young person FSM < Other Category of Student 1 st Allocation 2 nd Allocation 3 rd Allocation Childcare 24+ Loan Learner TOTAL ALLOCATION COMMENTS 1 st Allocation Learner Support Manager: Date: 2 nd Allocation Additional Panel Member: Learner Support Manager: Date: Additional Panel Member: 15

16 BURSARY FUND Appendix 6 Timing and Amount of Payments 1. Learners are only eligible for payments if they are legitimately enrolled and attending as defined by the criteria. 2. Applications for 2014/2015 Bursary Funds may be made in the time periods below: Guaranteed Bursary (e.g. LAC Learners) Release date first week in October and monthly thereafter Applications made by the end of September Release date of payment first week following October half term In Year Applications*: High priority applications will receive a response within 10 working days of submission. Other applications will receive payment at the end of the month following approval. 3. Payment Schedule: Payment Date Bursary Amount Term 1: End of first week following October half term 30% Term 2: End of first week following February half term 40% Term 3: End of first week following May half term 30% Important Notes 1. In certain cases, payments may not be made direct to the learner or may only be made on production of a valid invoice or receipt. 2. Learners should ensure they have a bank account in their own name in which to receive funds.. 3. Bursary Funds are repayable should a learner not complete the course. 16

17 Kidderminster College Appendix 7 Indicative Payment Thresholds Categories Payments Educational Visits Uniform/Clothing/Equipment/Books Priority Group LAC or Income Support dependent young people discretionary additional 50 (Home) 125 (Overseas) Up to a maximum of 100 Learners eligible for free school meals < 16,190k family income (Tier A) Learners in household of < 21,000k (Tier B) Learners in household of < 26,000k (Tier C) payment (home) 125 (Overseas) Up to a maximum of (home) 125 (Overseas) Up to a maximum of (home) Up to a maximum of (Overseas) 19+ Learners Tuition/Admin Bursary Uniform/Clothing/ Travel Equipment/Books Learners in household 100% to Max 450 or 200 if Up to a maximum of to 359 miles = 25 of< 16,190k (Tier A) 250 proportionate tuition Learners in household of < 21,000k (Tier B) Learners in household of < 26,000k (Tier C) 24+ Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Household income of < 16,190k (Tier A) Household income of < 21,000k (Tier B) Household income of < 26,000k (Tier C) 100% to Max % to Max 250 paid 300 or 50 if proportionate tuition paid 200 or 0 if proportionate tuition paid Up to a maximum of 100 Up to a maximum of to 719 = to 1439 = to 2159 = = 300 Childcare 1500 max per child 1125 max per child 750 max per child Bursary Additional Learning Support Travel Childcare 450 or 200 if proportionate tuition paid 300 or 50 if proportionate tuition paid 200 or 0 if proportionate tuition paid Up to a maximum of to 359 miles = 25 Up to a maximum of 150 Up to a maximum of to 719 = to 1439 = to 2159 = = max per child 1125 max per child 750 max per child For each child aged 18 or under studying full-time deduct 1000 per student from household income. Payments will be allocated on a pro-rata basis for part-time learners Bursary funds will be subject to availability. 5% of the and 19+ Bursary Funds are held for hardship. 17

Kingston College 16-19 Bursary Fund Application Form Guidance

Kingston College 16-19 Bursary Fund Application Form Guidance Kingston College 16-19 Bursary Fund Application Form Guidance 16-19 Bursary Fund 2015-16 Application Form Please note: * means you must provide evidence to confirm this information. Your application will

More information

16-19 Bursary Fund. Policy: 16-19 Bursary Fund Effective Date: 16 th January 2012 Revision Number : 5.0 Revised: 2 nd September 2015.

16-19 Bursary Fund. Policy: 16-19 Bursary Fund Effective Date: 16 th January 2012 Revision Number : 5.0 Revised: 2 nd September 2015. 16-19 Bursary Fund Policy: 16-19 Bursary Fund Effective Date: 16 th January 2012 Revision Number : 5.0 Revised: 2 nd September 2015 Reviewable: Yearly Author: Post 16 Business Admin Manager Revision History

More information

Northumberland College

Northumberland College Northumberland College 24+ Loans Bursary Dissemination Guidance 2013-2014 CONTENTS Page Purpose 2 24+ Advanced learning Loans Bursary Fund 2 Discretionary Learner Support Details 3 Assessment of Applications

More information

D Aims The aims of this procedure are:

D Aims The aims of this procedure are: Document Title Student Support Scheme Document Type Policy Code Procedure x Strategy Approved by SLT x F&GP R&S x Corporation Date of final approval January 2015 Owner Vice Principal: Students and Quality

More information

Northumberland College 16-18 Bursary and Learner Support Fund Dissemination Guidance 2014-2015

Northumberland College 16-18 Bursary and Learner Support Fund Dissemination Guidance 2014-2015 Northumberland College 16-18 Bursary and Learner Support Fund Dissemination Guidance 2014-2015 CONTENTS Page Background 2 16 18 Bursary Scheme and dls commitment 3 Priorities 4 Learner eligibility 5 Assessment

More information

Post code: Please circle/state who you live with Your parent/s Your guardian Your partner On your own A friend

Post code: Please circle/state who you live with Your parent/s Your guardian Your partner On your own A friend Kingston College Advanced Learning Loan Bursary 2016-17 Application Form Please note: * means you must provide evidence to confirm this information. Your application will only be considered when you have

More information

Wakefield College Financial Support Criteria 2015-16 for the allocation of:

Wakefield College Financial Support Criteria 2015-16 for the allocation of: Wakefield College Financial Support Criteria 2015-16 for the allocation of: 16-18 Bursary Guaranteed Bursary 24+ Advanced Learning Loans Bursary Discretionary Learner Support Funds Remission of Fees Access

More information

BURSARY FUND / DISCRETIONARY LEARNER SUPPORT FUND / 24+ LOAN BURSARY GUIDANCE NOTES 2014-2015

BURSARY FUND / DISCRETIONARY LEARNER SUPPORT FUND / 24+ LOAN BURSARY GUIDANCE NOTES 2014-2015 BURSARY FUND / DISCRETIONARY LEARNER SUPPORT FUND / 24+ LOAN BURSARY GUIDANCE NOTES 2014-2015 Bursary Fund pages 2-4 (For Learners aged 16-18 on 31/08/14) Discretionary Learner Support Fund pages 5-7 (For

More information

16-19 Bursary Scheme

16-19 Bursary Scheme 16-19 Bursary Scheme 0 What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund? Mayflower High School 16-19 Bursary Fund Policy 2012/13 The 16-19 Bursary Fund helps 16-19 year olds continue in education, where they might otherwise

More information

Student Finance Procedures 2014-15

Student Finance Procedures 2014-15 Student Finance Procedures 2014-15 Financial Support for Students 2014-15 Contents 1 Introduction 2 Policy Background 3 Confidentiality 4 Deadlines for Bursary Applications 5 1,200 Guaranteed Bursary for

More information

Bursary and Travel. newcollegedurham.ac.uk. for full-time further education students. New College Durham

Bursary and Travel. newcollegedurham.ac.uk. for full-time further education students. New College Durham Bursary and Travel for full-time further education students newcollegedurham.ac.uk New College Durham There is a range of support available to students attending college which is detailed in the Further

More information

Student Money Advice & Rights Team (SMART) Hardship Fund 2015/16

Student Money Advice & Rights Team (SMART) Hardship Fund 2015/16 Student Money Advice & Rights Team (SMART) Hardship Fund 2015/16 Please retain guidance notes for your information. The NEW SMART Hardship Fund (SHF) is available from 9 th November 2015 to provide extra

More information

16-18 College Support Scheme 2014/15

16-18 College Support Scheme 2014/15 16-18 College Support Scheme 2014/15 For travel, course equipment, free college meals and information about childcare. Check your eligibility by following the flow chart on the back of this book. Please

More information

Financial Support Guidelines Academic year 2015-16

Financial Support Guidelines Academic year 2015-16 Financial Support Guidelines Academic year 2015-16 These Guidelines are for:- Section A (for students aged 16 18 on 31 August 2015) 16 18 Vulnerable Student Bursary 16 18 Discretionary Bursary 16 18 Residential

More information

16 18 Bursary scheme, 24+ Loans Bursary & ncn Discretionary Learner Support fund. Guidelines for the disbursement of funds in 2014/15 academic year

16 18 Bursary scheme, 24+ Loans Bursary & ncn Discretionary Learner Support fund. Guidelines for the disbursement of funds in 2014/15 academic year 16 18 Bursary scheme, 24+ Loans Bursary & ncn Discretionary Learner Support fund Guidelines for the disbursement of funds in 2014/15 academic year CONTENTS Page 1. Background 3 2. ncn 16 18 Bursary Scheme,

More information

Higher Education University Hardship Fund (formerly ALF) Academic Year 2015/16 Closing date 27 th May 2016

Higher Education University Hardship Fund (formerly ALF) Academic Year 2015/16 Closing date 27 th May 2016 Higher Education University Hardship Fund (formerly ALF) Academic Year 2015/16 Closing date 27 th May 2016 IMPORTANT: The University Hardship Fund has a limited source of funding and will close prior to

More information

FINANCIAL HELP FOR STUDENTS

FINANCIAL HELP FOR STUDENTS FINANCIAL HELP FOR STUDENTS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GUIDANCE 2015/2016 2 Introduction When you are planning your College course, it is important to consider how to manage your finances. This booklet aims

More information

There is also funding for students in special circumstances, e.g. those students with children or who experience a disability.

There is also funding for students in special circumstances, e.g. those students with children or who experience a disability. 1 CONTENTS: Tuition Fee Loan Maintenance Loan Maintenance Grant Extra Help Childcare Grant Parents Learning Allowance Adult Dependants Grant Disabled Students Allowance The Access to Learning Fund National

More information

WORCESTER SIXTH FORM COLLEGE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS POLICY

WORCESTER SIXTH FORM COLLEGE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS POLICY WORCESTER SIXTH FORM COLLEGE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS POLICY JULY 2013 CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Aims 3. Principles for Allocation 4. Process 5. Guidelines 6. Monitoring 7. Appendices 1. Introduction

More information

BLACKBURN COLLEGE POLICY STATEMENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR FURTHER EDUCATION STUDENTS 2014-2015

BLACKBURN COLLEGE POLICY STATEMENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR FURTHER EDUCATION STUDENTS 2014-2015 1. PURPOSE BLACKBURN COLLEGE POLICY STATEMENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR FURTHER EDUCATION STUDENTS 2014-2015 1.1 This Policy sets out the arrangements for financial support provided by Discretionary Learning

More information

Advanced Learning Loan, 19+ Hardship, Bursary. and. FE Free Meals Eligibility Guidance 15-16

Advanced Learning Loan, 19+ Hardship, Bursary. and. FE Free Meals Eligibility Guidance 15-16 Advanced Learning Loan, 19+ Hardship, Bursary and FE Free Meals Eligibility Guidance 15-16 LCBT aims to provide all learners with the equal opportunity to succeed and progress in FE Education and may be

More information

SOUTH CHESHIRE COLLEGE 16-19 BURSARY SCHEME PRIORITY GROUPS 1-4 APPLICATION FORM 2013-2014

SOUTH CHESHIRE COLLEGE 16-19 BURSARY SCHEME PRIORITY GROUPS 1-4 APPLICATION FORM 2013-2014 SOUTH CHESHIRE COLLEGE 16-19 BURSARY SCHEME PRIORITY GROUPS 1-4 APPLICATION FORM 2013-2014 Please complete and return to the Bursary Office in the Library (L003) with your evidence FIRST NAME SURNAME STUDENT

More information

Get a degree-level qualification without breaking the bank.

Get a degree-level qualification without breaking the bank. There are many benefits to entering higher education but you should also be fully aware of the costs. It is important to bear in mind that as a graduate, it is estimated you will earn, on average, 150,000

More information

FE STUDENT FINANCE SUPPORT POLICY For the Academic Year

FE STUDENT FINANCE SUPPORT POLICY For the Academic Year FE STUDENT FINANCE SUPPORT POLICY For the Academic Year 2015-16 The purpose of this policy is to explain what funding might be available to help you with the essential costs associated with coming to College.

More information

Student Hardship Application Form

Student Hardship Application Form Date Stamp (Office use) Student Hardship Application Form Please read the notes and checklist prior to completing this form. Help is available with filling out the application form from Student Support.

More information

The Access to Learning Fund 2005/06 Application Pack

The Access to Learning Fund 2005/06 Application Pack Student Services Email: accessfund@brighton.ac.uk The Access to Learning Fund 2005/06 Application Pack PLEASE READ GUIDANCE NOTES BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM What is it for? The Government gives

More information

University of Bolton Hardship Fund Frequently Asked Questions Information Sheet

University of Bolton Hardship Fund Frequently Asked Questions Information Sheet University of Bolton Hardship Fund Frequently Asked Questions Information Sheet What is the Hardship Fund? The Hardship Fund is to help students facing financial hardship. It can provide nonrepayable awards

More information

THE STUDENT SUPPORT FUND APPLICATION - 2015/2016

THE STUDENT SUPPORT FUND APPLICATION - 2015/2016 THE STUDENT SUPPORT FUND APPLICATION - 2015/2016 IMPORTANT Please read the information below before completing the application DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: Friday 1 st July 2016 (13 th May 2016 for final year

More information

Appendix D: keeping documents guidance for sponsors

Appendix D: keeping documents guidance for sponsors This document is for Tiers 2, 4 and 5 sponsors. It is an appendix to the full policy guidance on sponsoring a worker or student. It lists the documents you must keep to meet your sponsorship requirements.

More information

STUDENTS AND BENEFITS

STUDENTS AND BENEFITS The Advice Centre www.susu.org/life/ STUDENTS AND BENEFITS 2011-2012 University of Southampton Students Union www.susu.org The Advice Centre OPEN Monday-Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm Contacting: The Advice Centre:

More information

Varndean College Policies and Procedures CHARGING STUDENTS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT POLICY: 2014-15

Varndean College Policies and Procedures CHARGING STUDENTS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT POLICY: 2014-15 Policies and Procedures CHARGING STUDENTS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT POLICY: 2014-15 Last Reviewed: May 2014 CET Approval: June 2014 Corporation: July 2014 Next review date: May 2015 1. CHARGING STUDENTS For

More information

For further information about the Student Financial Support Fund please see: www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/finance/funding/ukstudents/hardship

For further information about the Student Financial Support Fund please see: www.ncl.ac.uk/students/wellbeing/finance/funding/ukstudents/hardship Student Financial Support Fund If you have already applied for financial assistance this academic year you will need to ask for a reassessment form What is the Student Financial Support Fund? UK Students

More information

ST BERNARD S HIGH SCHOOL

ST BERNARD S HIGH SCHOOL A CATHOLIC ACADEMY FOR ARTS AND SCIENCE ST BERNARD S HIGH SCHOOL Bursary Scheme 2016/2017 St Bernard s High School 16-19 Bursary Scheme The government introduced the 16-19 Bursary scheme in September 2011

More information

Have you been in the care of Social Services up to your 16th birthday or afterwards for at least 3 months, and are also under 21yrs of age?

Have you been in the care of Social Services up to your 16th birthday or afterwards for at least 3 months, and are also under 21yrs of age? 2 0 0 8 / 2 0 0 9 2 0 0 9 UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN FINANCIAL CONTINGENCY FUND APPLICATION FORM A PERSONAL DETAILS Duplicate Yes No ELS Yes No Scholarship: Yes No yr Reason Yes No Initial: Date: Title: Forename(s)

More information

Application for a Graduate Accommodation Bursary

Application for a Graduate Accommodation Bursary Please read the following information before lodging your application Accommodation bursaries are to assist students experiencing unexpected financial difficulty in meeting your accommodation costs. Funds

More information

Sheffield Benefits Service

Sheffield Benefits Service Sheffield Benefits Service April 2013 Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support for people of working age Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Housing Benefit is a national welfare benefit, administered

More information

Higher Education Student F inance and 24+ Advanced Learning Loans

Higher Education Student F inance and 24+ Advanced Learning Loans Higher Education Student F inance and 24+ Advanced Learning Loans Studying an HNC, HND, Access to HE or Foundation Degree at TyneMet College gives you the opportunity to really invest in your future. With

More information

YOUR GUIDE TO FUNDING

YOUR GUIDE TO FUNDING YOUR GUIDE TO FUNDING NCLanarkshire NCLanarkshire Contents What types of funding are there? Whether your course is full-time or part-time, Further/Higher Education or leisure, there are many different

More information

NEW COLLEGE LANARKSHIRE Student Handbook Bursary/Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) 2015-2016

NEW COLLEGE LANARKSHIRE Student Handbook Bursary/Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) 2015-2016 NEW COLLEGE LANARKSHIRE Student Handbook Bursary/Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) 2015-2016 1 P a g e Contents Introduction... 4 Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)... 5 What is Education Maintenance

More information

Policy/Procedure/Guideline Review

Policy/Procedure/Guideline Review Policy/Procedure/Guideline Review Policy/Procedure/Guideline: Fees Policy 2015/16 Senior Manager Responsible: Assistant Principal Vocational SMT Approval: 09 June 2015 Governor Approval: 22 June 2015 Review

More information

A Student Guide. Further Education Bursaries and Education Maintenance Allowances Session 2015/16

A Student Guide. Further Education Bursaries and Education Maintenance Allowances Session 2015/16 A Student Guide to Further Education Bursaries and Education Maintenance Allowances Session 2015/16 ALL FULL TIME STUDENTS ATTENDING NON ADVANCED COURSES MUST COMPLETE THE BURSARY/EDUCATION MAINTENANCE

More information

2016-2017 APPLICATION FOR ADVANCED LEARNING BURSARY

2016-2017 APPLICATION FOR ADVANCED LEARNING BURSARY Office use only Date received: 2016-2017 APPLICATION FOR ADVANCED LEARNING BURSARY for an Advanced Learning Loan) We understand that coming to college can be a big financial commitment, so to encourage

More information

Application for Financial Support 2016/2017

Application for Financial Support 2016/2017 Application for Financial Support 2016/2017 For students aged 19 and older on 31st August 2016 Application for Financial Support 2016/2017 For students aged 19 years old and older on 31st August 2016 applying

More information

Integration loan application form

Integration loan application form Integration loan application form Before you complete this form please read the guidance sheet. Fill in the form by answering all the questions and requests for information. Your application will be returned

More information

Students and State Benefits

Students and State Benefits Students and State Benefits Student Funding Team Student Hub (RM050) Tel: 023 82013427 Email: student.funding@solent.ac.uk Last updated: Aug 2015 Review date: Aug 2016 Students and State Benefits Full-time

More information

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS STUDENT SERVICES APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 2015/16. Discretionary Fund Childcare Fund

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS STUDENT SERVICES APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 2015/16. Discretionary Fund Childcare Fund UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS STUDENT SERVICES APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 2015/16 Discretionary Fund Childcare Fund Student Services, Eden Court, The Scores T: (01334 46)2720 E: money.advice@st-andrews.ac.uk

More information

Policy on payment of fees and expenses for members of the public actively involved with INVOLVE

Policy on payment of fees and expenses for members of the public actively involved with INVOLVE Policy on payment of fees and expenses for members of the public actively involved with INVOLVE Contents April 2015 1. Introduction... 2 2. Who does this policy apply to?... 3 3. Covering your expenses...

More information

Funding for students aged /17

Funding for students aged /17 Funding for students aged 19+ 2016/17 Please only complete this form if you have lived in the UK/EU for at least the last 3 years and your combined household income is 30,000 or under. Please note students

More information

Student Funding Guide

Student Funding Guide 2016/17 Student Funding Guide Bursary, Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) and Support Funds Welcome Welcome to our Student Funding Guide for 2016-17. In this Guide you will find all the information

More information

24+ Advanced Learning Loans Guidance for Offenders in Custody

24+ Advanced Learning Loans Guidance for Offenders in Custody 24+ Advanced Learning Loans Guidance for Offenders in Custody 24+ Advanced Learning Loans have been introduced by the UK government for learners aged 24 and over studying at Level 3 or Level 4. In this

More information

[EMPLOYERS NAME AND ADDRESS]

[EMPLOYERS NAME AND ADDRESS] THIS CONTRACT HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY WITHY KING SOLICITORS FOR MEMBERS OF ANA THIS IS FOR GUIDANCE ONLY. IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE ITS LEGAL CONTENT. Contracts Drawing up a contract at the beginning

More information

Employment and support allowance and studying

Employment and support allowance and studying 6 [ Employment and support ] allowance and studying Employment and support allowance and studying is one of a series of Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland factsheets giving guidance to advisers who

More information

APPLICATION FOR DISCRETIONARY LEARNING GRANT/BURSARY/FREE COLLEGE MEALS 2016/17

APPLICATION FOR DISCRETIONARY LEARNING GRANT/BURSARY/FREE COLLEGE MEALS 2016/17 APPLICATION FOR 16-18 DISCRETIONARY LEARNING GRANT/BURSARY/FREE COLLEGE MEALS 2016/17 Please read the guidelines carefully to ensure that you meet the criteria and are eligible to apply for the fund. Section

More information

Hardship Fund Grant. Single Students. Directorate of Student & Academic Services IMPORTANT

Hardship Fund Grant. Single Students. Directorate of Student & Academic Services IMPORTANT Directorate of Student & Academic Services Hardship Fund Grant IMPORTANT Single Students 1) Please ensure that you read the guidance booklet before filling in your application form 2) Please submit PHOTOCOPIES

More information

BARNET FOSTERING SERVICE

BARNET FOSTERING SERVICE BARNET FOSTERING SERVICE TASK-CENTRED AND SPECIALIST FOSTER CARERS SCALES OF FOSTER PLACEMENT ALLOWANCES AND OTHER PAYMENTS WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JULY 2012 TAX LIABILITY Foster carers must register themselves

More information

GUERNSEY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GUIDE TO FUNDING FOR COURSES AT GUERNSEY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION

GUERNSEY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GUIDE TO FUNDING FOR COURSES AT GUERNSEY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION GUERNSEY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GUIDE TO FUNDING FOR COURSES AT GUERNSEY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION Academic Year 2015/16 July 2015 CONTENTS 1. Information 2 2. Eligibility 2 3. Awards for College of Further

More information

Undergraduate and PGCE courses starting in the academic year 2014/15. Student Financial

Undergraduate and PGCE courses starting in the academic year 2014/15. Student Financial Undergraduate and PGCE courses starting in the academic year 2014/15 Student Financial Support contents Undergraduate fees 2014/15... 4 Student loans and grants... 5 Tuition fee loan... 5 Maintenance loan

More information

How to make a claim for benefits

How to make a claim for benefits GUIDE TO BENEFITS How to make a claim for benefits This is a basic guide to benefit entitlements; please ensure that you discuss with your Resettlement Officer before you make a claim for benefits. You

More information

Application Form Guide 2015/2016 How to make an Application for grant funding

Application Form Guide 2015/2016 How to make an Application for grant funding Application Form Guide 2015/2016 How to make an Application for grant funding 1 On-Line Student Grant Application System Before completing an online application form, you must first register for an online

More information

19+ ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN BURSARY TO HELP WITH THE COSTS OF COLLEGE 2016/2017

19+ ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN BURSARY TO HELP WITH THE COSTS OF COLLEGE 2016/2017 19+ ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN BURSARY TO HELP WITH THE COSTS OF COLLEGE 2016/2017 IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Please ensure that all sections of this form are fully completed as we are unable to process incomplete

More information

Housing & Council Tax Benefit A Landlord s Guide

Housing & Council Tax Benefit A Landlord s Guide Housing & Council Tax Benefit North Yorkshire Training Group Benefits Leaflet also available in large print Contents: Part 1 - About this booklet Part 2 - What is Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit

More information

Lowestoft College and Company FE Fee and Refund Policy for the Academic Year 2010-11

Lowestoft College and Company FE Fee and Refund Policy for the Academic Year 2010-11 Lowestoft College and Company FE Fee and Refund Policy for the Academic Year 2010-11 This Policy is available in alternative formats. Please contact Human Resources for further information on extension

More information

Agreement for Providers of Early Years Funded Places

Agreement for Providers of Early Years Funded Places Agreement for Providers of Early Years Funded Places PART A Provider Details Name of Setting: Contact Name: Job Title: Setting Address Post Code: Correspondence Address (if different) Post Code: E-mail

More information

Date: 27 th May 2015. Not required. Completed on (if applicable):

Date: 27 th May 2015. Not required. Completed on (if applicable): TITLE: College Fees and Charges Policy 2015/16 AIM: To outline the College s Policy on fees and charges for 2015/16. RELATED POLICIES & PROCEDURES: Financial Regulations and Policies Staff Development

More information

Guidance on financial support for Young People involved with Liverpool Leaving Care Service ONE

Guidance on financial support for Young People involved with Liverpool Leaving Care Service ONE Guidance on financial support for Young People involved with Liverpool Leaving Care Service ONE The allowances set out in the following sections apply to all Eligible, Relevant, Former Relevant and Qualifying

More information

Application form. Application Checklist. Application process. Eligibility criteria. Energy Saving Scotland Small Business Loans

Application form. Application Checklist. Application process. Eligibility criteria. Energy Saving Scotland Small Business Loans Energy Saving Scotland Small Business Loans ESSSBL0512 Helping Scottish businesses reduce their energy costs Application form Eligibility criteria The scheme is aimed at Scottish businesses that fall within

More information

UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA STUDENT FINANCIAL REGULATIONS. Applicable to Student registering in. Academic Year 2015/16

UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA STUDENT FINANCIAL REGULATIONS. Applicable to Student registering in. Academic Year 2015/16 UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA STUDENT FINANCIAL REGULATIONS Applicable to Student registering in Academic Year 2015/16 NB. This policy is available on the University of Cumbria website and it should be noted that

More information

Extra allowances. All NHS funded students

Extra allowances. All NHS funded students student support centre canolfan cymorth i fyfyrwyr advice counselling disability dyslexia cyngor cynghori anabledd dyslecsia Extra allowances for All NHS funded students with children and/or a spouse or

More information

FEE AND REFUNDS POLICY 2015 / 2016

FEE AND REFUNDS POLICY 2015 / 2016 FEE AND REFUNDS POLICY 2015 / 2016 Policy description: This document sets out the College s Fee and Refunds Policy for the AY2015/2016 and incorporates the Fee Policy, Late Completion of Work Policy and

More information

Phone: 01709 336065 Website: www.rotherham.gov.uk. Request for Discretionary Housing Payment

Phone: 01709 336065 Website: www.rotherham.gov.uk. Request for Discretionary Housing Payment Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Housing and Council Tax Benefit Section Riverside House Main Street Rotherham S65 1UF Phone: 01709 336065 Website: www.rotherham.gov.uk Name and address Reference

More information

EDUCATION MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE SESSION 2016/17

EDUCATION MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE SESSION 2016/17 North Lanarkshire Council EMA Section Kildonan Street COATBRIDGE ML5 3BT Tel: 01236 812430 Fax: 01698 403024 Email: llsema@northlan.gov.uk APPLICATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED WITHOUT DOCUMENTS IN ORDER TO MEET

More information

24+ Advanced Learning Loan. Loans Factsheets

24+ Advanced Learning Loan. Loans Factsheets 24+ Advanced Learning Loan Loans Factsheets 24+ Advanced Learning Loan Aged 24 or over and thinking about further education? If you re starting a course on or after 1 August 2013 you may qualify for a

More information

What will my degree really cost?

What will my degree really cost? What will my degree really cost? The UCA Guide to Fees & Finance 2014/2015 Within this guide you can find out how much you can expect to spend while you are studying on living costs and course fees and

More information

Relocation Policy. August 2013

Relocation Policy. August 2013 Relocation Policy August 2013 Document title Relocation Policy August 2013 Document author and department Responsible person and department Margaret Smith, HR Adviser, Human Resources Approving body Dr

More information

UPDATED. XyxxYy. Benefit Changes. The Government is cutting benefits. 1 in 7 people will be affected. Are you prepared?

UPDATED. XyxxYy. Benefit Changes. The Government is cutting benefits. 1 in 7 people will be affected. Are you prepared? UPDATED Benefit Changes XyxxYy The Government is cutting benefits. 1 in 7 people will be affected. Are you prepared? 1 XyxxYy ARE YOU PREPARED FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT? Most people in Sheffield who currently

More information

THE W E L S H R U G B Y U N I O N LIMITED

THE W E L S H R U G B Y U N I O N LIMITED THE W E L S H R U G B Y U N I O N LIMITED PLAYER REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER REGULATIONS 1. Player Registration: (a) No player may represent a Club in any Fixture unless he is one of the registered playing

More information

FEES POLICY Effective Date: March Related Policies: Date Approved: 3 March 2016

FEES POLICY Effective Date: March Related Policies: Date Approved: 3 March 2016 FEES POLICY 2016-17 Responsible Senior Manager: Assistant Principal Finance & Facilities Effective Date: March 2016 Related Policies: Approved by: Governors Date Approved: 3 March 2016 Review Date: January

More information

Extra financial support

Extra financial support Extra financial support For All NHS funded Students with children Information produced by the Advice & Money team, Student Support Centre Cardiff University Updated 18 November 2015 1 Contents Extra Allowances

More information

Application for Discretionary Housing Payment/Council Tax Discretionary Relief

Application for Discretionary Housing Payment/Council Tax Discretionary Relief Application for Discretionary Housing Payment/Council Tax Discretionary Relief Name & Address: Date of Issue: Council Tax Account Number: Email Address and Contact Number: Housing Benefit Claim Reference:

More information

The NHS Bursary Scheme New Rules

The NHS Bursary Scheme New Rules The NHS Bursary Scheme New Rules Third Edition For students who started their course on or after 1 September 2012 NOTE: STUDENTS WHO STARTED THEIR COURSE BEFORE 1 SEPTEMBER 2012 SHOULD CONSULT THE NHS

More information

Higher Apprenticeship Construction Operations Management

Higher Apprenticeship Construction Operations Management Higher Apprenticeship Construction Operations Management FUNDING GUIDE There are 4 main sources of funding for this qualification, adding up to a very advantageous financial situation if a combination

More information

Travel & Subsistence Policy & Procedures

Travel & Subsistence Policy & Procedures Travel & Subsistence Policy & Procedures July 2015 Agreed: EIS Management Unison Author: Jennifer McLaren, Assistant Principal Curriculum Support & Finance Impact Assessment Date: 1 October 2012 Date:

More information

STUDENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT

STUDENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT Undergraduate and PGCE courses starting in the academic year 2015/16 If you require this publication in an alternative format, please contact the Corporate Communications Unit. Email: corporatecommunications@canterbury.ac.uk

More information

Financial Information

Financial Information West College Scotland Financial Information for Students Apply for the appropriate funding for your course. Please note that funding rules are subject to change by funding bodies and you are strongly advised

More information

Council Tax Relief on the Grounds of Hardship

Council Tax Relief on the Grounds of Hardship Council Tax Relief on the Grounds of Hardship 1. Introduction 1.1 The Local Government Finance Act 1992 section 13a has always allowed for a discretionary relief of Council Tax in exceptional circumstances

More information

A Guide to Student Finance for New Students in 2015-16

A Guide to Student Finance for New Students in 2015-16 A Guide to Student Finance for New Students in 2015-16 Department of Education and Children Rheynn Ynsee as Paitchyn May 2015 DEC/1.0 CONTENTS 1 Introduction 4 Page 2 Eligibility for an award 4 2.1 Residency

More information

PEMBROKE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE Postcode CB2 1RF Telephone (01223) 338100 FINANCING YOUR STUDIES AT PEMBROKE 2015-2016

PEMBROKE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE Postcode CB2 1RF Telephone (01223) 338100 FINANCING YOUR STUDIES AT PEMBROKE 2015-2016 PEMBROKE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE Postcode CB2 1RF Telephone (01223) 338100 FINANCING YOUR STUDIES AT PEMBROKE 2015-2016 PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY AS IT LAYS OUT SOME OF THE COSTS YOU WILL INCUR AND

More information

FAMILIES AND SOCIAL CARE SPECIALIST CHILDREN S SERVICES GUIDE TO TAX AND BENEFITS WHEN YOU FOSTER A CHILD

FAMILIES AND SOCIAL CARE SPECIALIST CHILDREN S SERVICES GUIDE TO TAX AND BENEFITS WHEN YOU FOSTER A CHILD Version 1.0 FAMILIES AND SOCIAL CARE SPECIALIST CHILDREN S SERVICES GUIDE TO TAX AND BENEFITS WHEN YOU FOSTER A CHILD Document Owner: Performance and QA Manager (CiC) Authorised: February 2013 Review Date:

More information

PTL1 Tuition Fee Loan and Course Grant application form for new part-time students 2014/15

PTL1 Tuition Fee Loan and Course Grant application form for new part-time students 2014/15 PTL1 Tuition Fee Loan and Course Grant application form for new part-time students 2014/15 About this form Who should complete this form? Complete this form if you re living in Wales and: you re a part-time

More information

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS FULLY AND CORRECTLY. 1. Are you applying for Hardship Childcare/Children Both

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS FULLY AND CORRECTLY. 1. Are you applying for Hardship Childcare/Children Both Dumfries Campus - Application for an award from the HEI Discretionary and Childcare Funds 2015-16 PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS FULLY AND CORRECTLY A. PERSONAL AND COURSE OF STUDY DETAILS

More information

Claim Form for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Claim Form for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Claim Form for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Name: Address: For office use: Claim reference: Date issued: Date received: Full postcode: You can check if you may be entitled to benefit using our

More information

COMPANY CAR AND CAR ALLOWANCE POLICY

COMPANY CAR AND CAR ALLOWANCE POLICY COMPANY CAR AND CAR ALLOWANCE POLICY GENERAL It is the intention of Pilgrims Hospices to move progressively towards providing a car allowance for all employees who need cars routinely for business purposes

More information

CONTENTS. Student Finance ni / Student Loans Company Course costs Types of support Exceptions How is support determined?

CONTENTS. Student Finance ni / Student Loans Company Course costs Types of support Exceptions How is support determined? STUDENT FINANCE 2014/15 A GUIDE FOR PARENTS CONTENTS Student Finance ni / Student Loans Company Course costs Types of support Exceptions How is support determined? Repayments Application process Additional

More information

Guidance notes and application form for free school meals and school clothing grants

Guidance notes and application form for free school meals and school clothing grants Guidance notes and application form for free school meals and school clothing grants Please read these notes before you complete the application form. 1. PARENT / GUARDIAN If you are making a claim for

More information

Fee Remission Policy for PhD Programmes February 2014

Fee Remission Policy for PhD Programmes February 2014 Fee Remission Policy for PhD Programmes February 2014 Contents 1.0 Introduction... 3 2.0 Scope... 3 3.0 Definitions... 4 4.0 Deadline for Fee Remission Applications... 4 5.0 Policy for Programmes of Study...

More information

student hardship fund

student hardship fund student hardship fund application form Name Student ID For office use only: Date received Standard award Total Decision date Comments Data entry date Exceptional award Signature Review details What is

More information

Q&A For Young People and Parents (16 June 2011)

Q&A For Young People and Parents (16 June 2011) Q&A For Young People and Parents (16 June 2011) Contents Background and policy context for the new bursary fund Page 2 Eligibility Page 4 Practicalities and applying for the bursary Page 5 EMA transition

More information

Assistant Principal Financial Services. Policies, Procedures & Systems Management Committee (PPSMC)

Assistant Principal Financial Services. Policies, Procedures & Systems Management Committee (PPSMC) Title: Reviewed/Updated by: Document Owner: Fees & Refunds Policy Steven Hendy Assistant Principal Financial Services Date Approved: 25 June 2014 To be reviewed: June 2015 Approval Committee: Policies,

More information

Factsheet 56 Benefits for people under Pension Credit age

Factsheet 56 Benefits for people under Pension Credit age Factsheet 56 Benefits for people under Pension Credit age April 2016 About this factsheet This factsheet gives information about benefits for people under Pension Credit age (this is 63 years as of April

More information

24+ Advanced Learning Loan. England only.

24+ Advanced Learning Loan. England only. 1 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. England only. Briefing for Jobcentre Plus Introduction 1. The briefing is intended to give Advisers core information about 24+ Advanced Learning Loans (Loans), which will

More information