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Financial Support for Young People

At Bolton College, we offer a number of financial support services for students who are struggling financially, to help them cover the costs of coming to College.

Read on to find out more about the financial support we have available - from freebies to student bursaries.

For more information about any of our financial services, please visit Student Services at our Deane Road Campus or call 01204 482 182.
  • Free Travel

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    Students starting in September 2019 will receive a free Our Pass which will allow you to travel around Greater Manchester, anytime, free of charge. Click here to find out more.

  • Free Breakfast

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    No more forgetting to have breakfast! All of our learners will receive complimentary free breakfast daily from September 2019. Cereal or toast and a hot drink will get you ready for the day ahead.

  • Free Equipment

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    From September 2019, we're providing Beauty and Hairdressing students with free kits worth up to £370.

    All construction students will receive a free CSCS card, which is essential to work on construction sites.

  • Guaranteed Bursaries

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    These are available to young people who are one of the following:

    • Aged between 16-18 on or before the 31st August

    • In receipt of Income Support/Universal Credit in your own right

    • In receipt of employment Support Allowance and either Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

     

    What will I get on this bursary?

    • Receive up to £33 per week during term time paid into your bank account

    • The costs of essential equipment will be refunded to you

    • FREE lunch for each day you study in College

    Payment is based on full attendance at College.

     

    To find out more please visit Student Services at our Deane Road Campus or call 01204 482 182 and ask for a 16-18 Student Financial Support Application Form.

  • Discretionary Bursaries

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    These are available to young people who:

    • Are struggling to meet the costs of attending college

    • Come from a home where the family household income is no more than £20,000 per year

    • Have 90%+ attendance at college

     

    What will I get on this bursary?

    • The costs of essential equipment will be refunded to you

    • You'll receive help with the cost of your travel if you live more than 2.5km from the College Campus.

    • If you live in Greater Manchester and travel to College via public transport, we request that you
      purchase a 16-18 Get Me There Card and we'll pay for your return journeys to College

    • If you live outside Greater Manchester, we'll agree with you the cost of your travel to college and contribute to this

     

    To find out more please visit Student Services at our Deane Road Campus or call 01204 482 182 and ask for a 16-18 Student Financial Support Application Form.

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