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Financial support

The College has access to a range of financial support packages, these are known as Bursaries. To be eligible to receive a 19+ Bursary in the 2016/17 academic year, you must be aged 19 or over.

All applications will be assessed on an individual basis.

We recommend that you apply early as funds are limited and demand is always high. If you would like a more detailed discussion about the financial support which may be available, then please contact the Student Admin Team on (01254) 354197 / 354032, email studentadministration@accross.ac.uk or call into Info+ (Broad Oak Centre).

Download a PDF copy of our financial support options here

 20+ Child Care
Learners aged 20 or over can apply for a bursary where they are at risk of not starting learning or not continuing learning as a result of child care costs. The allocation of funds is purely on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

Continuing and progressing learners need to apply each academic year – there is no automatic allocation of funds

To be eligible for funding from the 20+ Child Care Learner Support Fund, learners should be in receipt of either:

Income Support

Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Working Tax Credit with an annual gross income of no more than £18,000

Child Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £18,000 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs

Low income with an annual gross income of no more than £18,000

In receipt of Universal Credit to replace either of the above benefits.

If you are 19 you can apply to Care 2 Learn to help with child care costs. Please call Info+ for more details.

 Discretionary Bursaries
Discretionary bursaries are awarded to help with the costs associated with participation whilst attending College, and includes, for example, travel, bus passes, food, books, uniforms, equipment, and support with domestic emergencies.

To be eligible to a discretionary bursary you must be in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Working Tax Credit with an annual gross income of no more than £18,000
  • Child Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £18,000 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs
  • Low income with an annual gross income of no more than £18,000
  • In receipt of Universal Credit to replace either of the above benefits.
 Advanced Learner Loan Bursary
An Advanced Learner Loan Bursary is available to learners who are 19 or over, studying a level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification financed by an Advanced Learner Loan.

The Advanced Learner Loan Bursary is aimed at vulnerable learners such as those with learning difficulties or disabilities, parents who need help with child care and ex-military personnel to help with hardship and child care.

Financial support or additional financial support may be available in special circumstances where there is an identified need (subject to funds being available)

Please click here to find out more.

 Travel Passes
The College provides travel passes from Lancashire Bus (Transdev) and Rosso Bus. The passes can be used anytime, including evenings and weekends and all holidays (with the exception of the summer holidays) and are available to learners to purchase on a termly basis.

For more information regarding routes and timetables, please visit www.lancashirebus.co.uk or http://rossobus.com/

For further details about travel, please contact a member of the Student Admin Team on (01254) 354143/354039.

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