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Financial Support

There are a number of options available to you if you need financial support during your time at college. Whether it’s for travel, childcare, free college meals, course materials or trips and visits, we have an option that you might be eligible for.

Financial Support Applications for September 2023 are now open

The college may be able to offer financial support to students with household incomes below £30,000 (pre-tax), and those who are in local authority care or care leavers.

Financial Support can assist with travel costs, travel passes and childcare costs. In some cases, it can also provide free college meals.

In order not to delay your application for the September start, we encourage any student either starting at the college or returning in September to apply early. Please note- Students will need to apply for financial support every year of study, regardless of having a previously successful application.

Please note that when completing your application, you must provide the required evidence as stated on the application, failure to do some could delay your application.

If you have any issues when applying or you have any questions,  our team at Langley College can be contacted at 01753-793368 or via email at financialsupport.langley@windsor-forest.ac.uk During the summer holidays, there may be a slight delay with responses, but we will endeavour to respond to everyone in a timely manner.

 

To begin please visit https://windsor-forest.paymystudent.com/portal/

New applicants should first register, returning students should be able to click “log in with your student account”.

 

Tuition Fees

Aged 16 – 18

You won’t need to pay any tuition or registration fees. There may be costs for equipment, materials or trips and visits for your course, if so you will be advised of this at interview.

Aged 19 and Over

If you are between 19 and 23 and are studying for your first Level 2 or 3 course then your fees are waived. If you are studying for an eligible Level 3 or 4 course you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan.

If you are studying a Level 4, 5 or 6 qualification then a Student Finance Loan would be avaliable to you, otherwise, tuition and exam fees may be payable – concessions are available for those on means tested benefits.

What financial support can I get?

There are a number of options available to you if you need financial support during your time at college. Whether it’s for travel, childcare, free college meals, course materials or trips and visits, we have an option that you might be eligible for.

16 – 18 Bursaries

Bursaries, of up to £1,200 per annum, are available to young people in or leaving care, or in receipt of particular benefits. If you are aged 16-18, but do not qualify for this bursary, you may be eligible for our discretionary bursary, providing your household income is below £26,000 per annum. This could entitle you to a contribution towards your monthly transport costs and any compulsory course materials.

19+ Bursaries

You may be eligible for a 19+ Bursary if you are:

  • Aged 19-23 and studying at level 2 or below, or for your first level 3 qualification
  • Aged 24+ studying at level 2 or below

You can apply for help with the costs of travel and essential materials if your household income is below £26,000 per annum. You may also be able to access funding for childcare costs if you are aged 20+ and have a household income of below £26,000 per annum.

Additional Funding Options

There are a number of government support schemes and college bursaries to help students from low income households with the cost of becoming a full-time student.

Advance Learner Loans

A government loan is available for
those aged 19 and over (and resident
in the UK) to help cover the costs of
studying for a Level 3 qualification
or above.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

If you are in receipt of an Advanced
Learner Loan (see above) and from
a low income household, you may
also be eligible for help with costs
including childcare, travel and
essential course materials via
this bursary.

Student Loans for Higher Education

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan
to cover the cost of tuition fees for
HNCs, HNDs or Foundation Degrees.
This loan is not based on income
and there is no upper age limit for
applying. Repayments only start
when you complete (or leave) the
course and are earning over £27,295
per year. For more details visit
www.gov.uk/student-finance

Financial Support

 

Our Financial Support team can advise you on what bursaries may be available to you if you don’t qualify for a free course. For more information and help please contact the Financial Support team on 01753 793368 or email financialsupport.langley@windsorforest.ac.uk

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