The Student Financial Support Service
Welcome from the Student Funding Team here at Bournville College!
We understand that starting a course can be daunting and indeed costly. However money needn’t be a barrier to you participating in education. This page on our website is intended as a guide to the various streams of financial support which you may qualify for to help meet the costs of study.
Prior to starting your course you will need to consider how you will afford some of the following costs: Tuition fees, examination/registration fees, travel costs, equipment/materials, uniform/specialist kit and childcare costs if you have a young child(ren) who needs to be looked after whilst you study.
Before making an award your specific financial hardship need must be identified within the following areas:
- 16-18 Bursary
- BEMA (Bournville Education Maintenance Allowance)
- 19+ Hardship Fund
- 20+ Childcare
- 24+ Advanced Learning Loans
- Care to learn
- Professional Career Development Loan
Before we get into the details of the financial support currently available, the College would recommend that any learners who are in receipt of any benefits check with the Department for Work and Pensions / Job Centre to see if you can continue to claim benefits whilst you are studying. You will also need to tell them about any money you receive from College.
Who are we?
The Student Funding Team is here to ensure that you get the best advice and support with your applications for financial support and provide a crucial role in the recruitment and retention of the College’s post 16 learners. The team provides a comprehensive service five days a week 8.30am – 5.00pm. All client contact is confidential, impartial and operates in accordance with the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy and relevant legislation surrounding equality and diversity.
The team is located in the Advice Zone which is situated within the main campus and can be contacted by firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0121 477 1722 or 0121 477 1723
The primary function of the Student Finance Team is to help learners overcome financial barriers through the provision of specialist advice and support with applying to national funding schemes – lack of money should not be a barrier between you achieving your aspirations.
Student Financial Support 2012-13 booklet – download here
16-19 Bursary allowance payment criteria 12/13 – download here