It is our aim to signpost our learners to as much useful information about financial support available to them, however we do not endeavour to provide formal financial advice.


16 – 18 and 19 -25 with Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP)

 

If you are studying an apprenticeship you are unable to apply for funding support.

Course Fees

If you are under 19 on 31st August you will learn for FREE. Please talk to our team of Customer Advisers for details: enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk or call 0330 123 2523.

Household income for 2017 / 18 must be below £31,000 for you to qualify for assistance.

Travel pass – if your address is over 3 miles from college
FIRST KERNOW Discount card – if your address is under 3 miles from college (17yrs +)
Free College Meals – For more information and to apply go to:
Free College Meals

 

16 – 18 only

Guaranteed Bursary for those who are:
In care
A care leaver
A young person 16-18 in receipt of Income support or Universal Credit in your own right.
You are receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in your own right as well as Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit in your own right.

 

If you are studying a further education course, your daily return travelling time would be more than 2 hours and your household income is less than £40,000, you may be eligible for assistance with accommodation costs with a Residential Bursary.

16-18 Residential Bursary Form 2018-2019

 

 16-19

Childcare – To find out more about Care to Learn go to
gov.uk/care-to-learn

 

Decisions, payments reviews and appeals

You will normally be notified of our decision and any allocation by letter to your home address. No payments will be made until we receive confirmation that you have enrolled on your course. No payments can be made in advance of this. Decisions regarding the payment or non-payment of Funding Support monies and the amount of any payments shall be made by the administrators in accordance with government guidelines for administration of the fund and the college policy. If you are dissatisfied with the result of your review you may request an appeal. Your appeal must be made in writing, within 21 days of the date of the result of your review. Your reasons for wanting an appeal should be clearly stated and addressed to the Student Services Manager. Appeals will be considered by the appeals panel and their decision will be final.

Appeals will not be considered where a turndown has been made due to any change of circumstances prior to the start of the course or the fund being exhausted.

16-18 (& 19-25 with EHCP) Funding Application


19+ and Advanced Learner Loans

Household income for 2017 / 18 must be below £31,000 for you to qualify for assistance.

Course Fees

Fees vary depending on course and any available concessions. Please talk to our team of Customer Advisers for details: enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk or call 0330 123 2523.

Travel

Travel Allowance of 20p per mile for attended timetabled days. Allowance capped at a maximum of £70 per month.
Travel Pass (if available)
Tuition Fee Support (Selected Level 2 courses and below)

Childcare costs

If you are aged 20+, the fund can support childcare costs in excess of government funded hours required to attend your course.
The fund is capped at £4000 per child and £6 per hour. A maximum of 3 children can be supported to cover timetabled hours plus  pick up and drop off time. It cannot cover any self study hours.

Please download and complete the Childcare Form

Advanced Learner Loans

If you are a Level 3 student and require an Advanced Learning Loan, please note that bursary funding cannot be awarded until evidence of your loan is provided.

If you are 19 or older you can apply for a tuition fee loan for eligible Level 3 courses and above. These loans are not means-tested and there is no household income limit.
You can still apply to the College bursary for travel allowance and child care (subject to eligibility criteria).

To find out more about Advanced Learner Loans go to:
gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

 

Decisions, payments reviews and appeals

You will normally be notified of our decision and any allocation by letter to your home address. No payments will be made until we receive confirmation that you have enrolled on your course. No payments can be made in advance of this. Decisions regarding the payment or non-payment of Funding Support monies and the amount of any payments shall be made by the administrators in accordance with government guidelines for administration of the fund and the college policy. If you are dissatisfied with the result of your review you may request an appeal. Your appeal must be made in writing, within 21 days of the date of the result of your review. Your reasons for wanting an appeal should be clearly stated and addressed to the Student Services Manager. Appeals will be considered by the appeals panel and their decision will be final.

Appeals will not be considered where a turndown has been made due to any change of circumstances prior to the start of the course or the fund being exhausted.

19+ Bursary Application


 19 – 25 only

Residential Bursary may be available for those:
Studying a full time Level 2 or 3 course
More than a 2 hour journey away (daily return)
Have an household income of less than £31,000 per annum

19+ Bursary Fund Application Form


University Programme Applicants 2018

If you are planning to join us in 2018 and live in the EU we have set our full time tuition fees at £8,400 per annum for Foundation Degrees, HNC/HND Certificates, Honours Degrees and final year top ups.

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee will be £9,750 per annum for Foundation Degree/HNC/HND and Honours Degree programmes.

Any specialised programmes running within the Cornwall College Group will incur an annual tuition fee of £9,250.

See our full breakdown of fees here: Higher Education Fees 2018-19

If you want to study part-time in 2018

Our Foundation Degree programmes can run over a duration of 3 or 4 years and will incur tuition fees as follows:

3 years – 1st year= £5000, 2nd and 3rd year= £5,600 per annum

4 years – £4,200 per annum

Our HNC, Certificate and Diploma 2 year programmes will incur a tuition fee of £4,200 per annum.

Honours degree programmes will incur a tuition fee of £1,400 per 20 credit modules.  This fee will also apply to final year top-ups.

*EU students may incur an international fee depending on their entry date into the UK. More information can be found at: ukcisa.org.uk

If you are in your 3rd or 4th year and are on a low income you may be able to get financial support to help towards the cost of your studies.

1. Fee grant which is paid direct to your university or college to help with your tuition fees

2. Course grant which is paid direct to you to help with your study costs (books, travel etc).

For further details on our Access Agreement detailing our commitment to financially supporting our higher education learners, please view the download below:

Access Agreement 2017-18

Our Value for Money Statement

The Student Finance England application deadline is nine months after the start of the academic year.

Tuition Fees

The majority of home and EU students (regardless of household income) can borrow up to the full tuition fee for their course from the Student Loans Company. Therefore, you won’t have to pay anything towards the cost of your tuition until the start of your studies.

The money will be paid directly to us on your behalf and you won’t need to pay it back until after you have graduated and are earning over £25,000 a year (for students applying to study since 2012).

Maintenance loan

You can also apply for a maintenance loan to help towards the cost of living, and this is paid direct to you. Many students can take out a loan, but the amount you can borrow depends on:

  • Your household income
  • Where you live during your studies
  • How much maintenance grant you receive (read below for grant details)
  • The maximum maintenance loan for students starting year in the 2018 academic year is £8,700.

 

Higher Education Bursaries

The Cornwall College Group is offering the following bursaries for 2018/2019

• Bursary 1 – £500 for full time and over 25 years of age
• Bursary 2 – £500 for full time and under 25 years of age
• Bursary 3 – £400 part time (no age restrictions)

The above bursaries are limited in number and subject to eligibility and application. Therefore allocation will be on the first come first served basis. Full details, along with an application form can be downloaded. Please read carefully for eligibility criteria.

The opening date for applications is the 1st October 2018 and the closing date will be the 31st October 2018.

Student Services Bursaries App Form

Completed applications can be submitted either via post to Student Services or email to sarah.leonard-williams@cornwall.ac.uk

 

Scholarships

The Cornwall College Group is offering a Scholarship of £500 for Internal Progression.

This Scholarship is limited in number and subject to eligibility and application. Therefore allocation will be on a first come first served basis. Full details, along with an application form can be downloaded. Please read carefully for eligibility criteria.

The opening date for application is the 1st October 2018 and the closing date will be the 31st October 2018.

Should you have any queries please contact Student Services 01209 616272.

Student Services Scholarship App Form

 

Additional grants for students with dependents

If you have children or adult dependents you may be eligible for additional means tested grants, such as the Childcare grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance and Adult Dependents’ grant. More information can be found at:  sfengland.slc.co.uk

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are extra help for HE students who have a disability, a mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, ADHD or dyspraxia. Watch this video from Student Finance England to find out how and when to apply for Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcY7_VXoHmQ

To fill out a DSA form online, go to gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/how-to-claim

Useful Downloads:

How to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (HE students)