Fees and financial support

Standard Bursary

Course type Fund providerAgeType of funding
Further EducationEducation and Skills Funding Agency16 to 18Bursary

The Standard Bursary from Bradford College’s Learner Support Fund is for 16 to 18-year-old Further Education students with a gross household income of less than £25,000.

It’s to help you with the cost of studying and is a grant, so you won’t need to pay it back.

You may get help with things like:

  • travel costs to and from College
  • meals in College up to four times per week
  • £100 towards course-related costs such as equipment, books, exams re-sits and some course trips.

Some of the bursary may be paid in the form of a bus pass, vouchers or equipment instead of cash.

You must:

  • be aged 16, 17 or 18 on the appropriate date
  • be enrolled on a full-time funded course
  • show evidence of household income/benefits
  • meet the residence requirement
  • attend your classes

Read the guide below to see if you are eligible and to find out more:

16 to 18 LSF and FCMs – Guidance 2020-2021

How to apply

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

There are two ways to apply:

THIS IS THE MAIN WAY WE WILL BE TAKING APPLICATIONS.  You will need to register on the Bursary Portal, complete a short application form and upload the supporting documents you are asked to provide. As soon as your application is assessed you will be able to see your award letter and details of your grant on the PayMyStudent portal.

By telephone If you don’t have access to a computer (at College, at home, at a friend’s house), you will be able to telephone (01274 088403) or email studentfunding@bradfordcollege.ac.uk for a telephone appointment.  A member of staff will call and complete the application with you. You will still have to provide an electronic copy of your supporting documents.

16 to 18 LSF Documents needed 2020-2021

Last updated: 02 October 2020