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HE Funding

HE Funding

Scholarships, awards and other HE student financial support 

Most students fund their course through a student loan.Student Loans


For factual information about the student loan system and the package of support available, please visit The ‘quick link’ and video information on this site are a useful starting point for students and parents wanting to explore loan options.


To find out about repayments and interest on a loan from the Student Loans Company, please click this link


Fee Payments

If you are paying for your fees yourself then here is some information that will give you details of the process:

  • Your deposit is paid at point of enrolment 
  • The deposit you pay is 1/6th of the total course fee
  • The monthly installments are due on the 1st or the 15th (students choice) of the month for the following 5 months
  • Request for alternative payment arrangements can be made in writing to the Finance Director with details of why the request is being made.
  • The final decision sits with the Finance Director however, in all circumstances the full course fee must be paid off prior to the course end date. 

Bolton College Higher Education Progression Award 

Bolton College students, who progress from a level 3 to an HNC or HND course with us, are now entitled to receive a sum amounting up to £500 over the two years of their course – based on a cheque for £200 on successful completion of Year 1 and a second cheque for £300 on successful completion of Year 2. These amounts are for full-time students; part-time students will receive a pro rata amount.

For more details, please click here


Higher Education Hardship Fund

The HE Hardship Fund is a financial resource that is available to students undertaking a higher education course. Full-time and Part-time students following any Bolton College Higher Education course (except franchise courses) are eligible. Awards made from this fund are usually non-repayable grants. There are a number of criteria that need to be satisfied before a student can access this fund.The funds are not large but may be helpful to a student who may need additional finances.

More specifically the fund can be used to: 

  • Meet specific course and living costs which are not already met from other sources
  • Assist if students are in financial hardship
  • Provide emergency payments for unexpected financial crises
  • Help students who may be considering giving up their course because of financial problems

Please refer to the 3 Hardship Fund documents below for further details and guidance.


Other Financial Support

Other funding support is available to help some students with childcare costs. Speak to Student Services at our Deane Road Campus on 01204 482191 to discuss this option.


Please be aware that we try to distribute all funding support as fairly and equitably as we can.