Bolton College
Funding Your Course
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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.

Access to Learning Fund (ALF)

The Access to Learning Fund is a financial resource that is available to students undertaking a higher education course. 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. Applications for this fund are assessed by a panel that will meet according to the level of student submissions. The funds are not large, but they may be helpful to a student who may need additional finances. You can obtain information by contacting Student Services on 01204 482 182.

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.

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.