Fees and financial support

Hardship Fund: 19+

Course type Fund providerAgeType of funding
Further EducationEducation and Skills Funding Agency19+Bursary

The Hardship Fund for Further Education students aged 19 and over with a gross household income of less than £25,000 is part of the Learner Support Fund.

It’s a grant, so you don’t have to pay it back.

It’s to help pay for things like:

  • books, uniform
  • travel costs
  • childcare
  • exam fees
  • tuition fees (you must pay 50% yourself to be eligible)

You must attend your classes to meet the attendance criteria of the bursary. If your attendance drops below 85% you may lose your grant.

Read the guidance below to see if you’re eligible.


How to apply

Apply as soon as you’ve enrolled on your course. If you wait you may lose out on money.


THIS IS THE MAIN WAY WE WILL BE TAKING APPLICATIONS.  You can log into the Bursary Portal using your Bradford College Microsoft User ID and password, complete the short application form and upload the supporting documents you are asked to provide.  As soon as your application has been assessed you will be able to see your bursary award letter and details of your award on the PayMyStudent Portal.


In exceptional circumstances, if you cannot complete your bursary application on-line your application can be completed in person.

A member of staff will go through the bursary application process with you.

Visit:  FE Student Funding, Student Services, Ground Floor, David Hockney Building

           Student Services Triage Desk, Trinity Green Building


Last updated: 13 September 2021

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