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Student Support Fund 19+

There are three funds available for students who will be aged 19 or older on 31st August 2020:

  • 19+ Discretionary Support Fund
  • 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary
  • 20+ Childcare Support Fund 
Student Support Fund 19+

Applying for financial support

Use these links to apply for financial support during your studies at The Sheffield College -  you can either apply online or alternatively, download a paper application form and send it in to us. 

These funds are designed to help students with specific costs associated with their study programme and are available to students who are on ESFA funded courses.

Specific eligibility criteria applies to each fund - please see below for details. If you have any questions, or require any support with making an application please contact our Admissions and Student Funding Team:

E: studentsupportfund@sheffcol.ac.uk

T: 0114 260 2600

L: Hillsborough Campus, Livesey Street, Sheffield, S6 2ET

19+ Discretionary Support Fund

What can I get support with?

  • Travel to and from college
  • Childcare
  • Tuition fees*
  • Exam fees
  • Professional registration or memberships (specific to your course, related career development or compliance)
  • Essential course costs such as uniform, books, trips etc.

*Up to 75% of your total fees. Available if you are not eligible to ESFA tuition fee remission for an Advanced Learner Loan

How much could I get?

The amount you receive will vary depending on your personal circumstances (e.g. household income, employment status, course etc.) - please speak to a member of the Admissions and Student Funding Team for more information. 

Who's eligible?

Students who:

  • Have a household income of up to £26,000
  • Receive Income Support, income-based JSA, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit
  • Receive the Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Can demonstrate that they are facing financial hardship

19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

What can I get support with?

  • Travel to and from college
  • Childcare
  • Professional registration or memberships (specific to your course, related career development or compliance)
  • Essential course costs such as uniform, books, trips etc.

How much could I get?

The amount you receive will vary depending on your personal circumstances (e.g. household income, employment status, course etc.) - please speak to a member of the Admissions and Student Funding Team for more information. 

Who's eligible?

Students who:

  • Have a household income of up to £35,000
  • Receive Income Support, income-based JSA, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit
  • Receive the Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Can demonstrate that they are facing financial hardship

20+ Childcare Support Fund

What can I get support with?

Childcare costs for when you are in college/on a compulsory work placement.

How much could I get?

Up to £50 per child, per day/£200 per week.

Who's eligible?

Students who:

  • Have a household income of up to £26,000
  • Are the main carer
  • Are in receipt of Child Benefit for the child[ren] for whom they are claiming this fund for
  • The other parent is unable to provide childcare (e.g. they are also in education, working or absent)
  • Are aged 20 or older on 31st August 2021
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