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Higher Education Bursaries & Grants

We provide financial assistance to students who are in financial difficulty and who are enrolled on a Higher Education course.

Bursaries

This provides college credits worth £150 to students who are enrolled on a Higher Education course. It is not intended to pay for costs normally covered by Student Loans. Applications are means tested and awards are allocated according to need.  The college credits can be used to support college based activities, such as purchasing any Institute service or goods through Institute systems e.g. gym membership, nursery, food, art equipment, trips/visits.

The bursary is not intended to pay for costs normally covered by Student Loans. Applications are means tested and awards are allocated according to need.

In 2018/19 Financial support through bursary will be provided to students who pay fees above the basic threshold, live in POLAR3 Q1/2 postcodes (postcodes designated quintiles 1&2 by HE Qualifications Quintile postcodes) and have low household incomes of below £25,000 indicated by receiving full student finance.

Priority will be given to Year 1 students. In 2018/19 credit bursaries of £150 will be provided to 600 students who meet the criteria set out above. These will be credited to the student account linked to their student identification cards.

Hardship grants

In 2018/19 a minimum of 280 hardship grands of up to £250  maybe awarded based on individual assessed needs these can be requested throughout the year and applicants have to attend a one to one meeting about managing personal budgets in order to be considered for a grant.

Students with learning difficulties/disabilities should apply for the Disabled Students Allowance in the first instance. For further information visit www.direct.gov.uk website. The College may be able to assist with financing a diagnostic assessment of specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia) depending on financial circumstances.

It is not intended to pay for costs normally covered by Student Loans. Applications are means tested and awards are allocated according to need.

UCG HE Bursaries guidance and application form

Bursaries

Financial support through bursaries will be provided to first year students (Level 4) on selected programmes who live in certain postcodes (postcodes designated quintiles 1&2 by HE Qualifications Quintile postcodes) and have low household incomes indicated by receiving full student finance.

In 2017/18 cash bursaries of £450 will be provided to 200 first year students split between 2 payment points of November and March.

The bursary applications will be invited from learners paying fees of at least £6165.

Hardship grants

Hardship grants will be provided based on income and expenditure details. e.g. In 2017/18 a minimum of 230 grants of up to £300 may be given based on need. These can be requested throughout the year and a committee make decisions on an individual basis after reviewing evidence provided by the applicant.

UCG HE Bursaries guidance and application form
2018/19

Bursaries

This provides college credits worth £150 to students who are enrolled on a Higher Education course. It is not intended to pay for costs normally covered by Student Loans. Applications are means tested and awards are allocated according to need.  The college credits can be used to support college based activities, such as purchasing any Institute service or goods through Institute systems e.g. gym membership, nursery, food, art equipment, trips/visits.

The bursary is not intended to pay for costs normally covered by Student Loans. Applications are means tested and awards are allocated according to need.

In 2018/19 Financial support through bursary will be provided to students who pay fees above the basic threshold, live in POLAR3 Q1/2 postcodes (postcodes designated quintiles 1&2 by HE Qualifications Quintile postcodes) and have low household incomes of below £25,000 indicated by receiving full student finance.

Priority will be given to Year 1 students. In 2018/19 credit bursaries of £150 will be provided to 600 students who meet the criteria set out above. These will be credited to the student account linked to their student identification cards.

Hardship grants

In 2018/19 a minimum of 280 hardship grands of up to £250  maybe awarded based on individual assessed needs these can be requested throughout the year and applicants have to attend a one to one meeting about managing personal budgets in order to be considered for a grant.

Students with learning difficulties/disabilities should apply for the Disabled Students Allowance in the first instance. For further information visit www.direct.gov.uk website. The College may be able to assist with financing a diagnostic assessment of specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia) depending on financial circumstances.

It is not intended to pay for costs normally covered by Student Loans. Applications are means tested and awards are allocated according to need.

UCG HE Bursaries guidance and application form
2017/18

Bursaries

Financial support through bursaries will be provided to first year students (Level 4) on selected programmes who live in certain postcodes (postcodes designated quintiles 1&2 by HE Qualifications Quintile postcodes) and have low household incomes indicated by receiving full student finance.

In 2017/18 cash bursaries of £450 will be provided to 200 first year students split between 2 payment points of November and March.

The bursary applications will be invited from learners paying fees of at least £6165.

Hardship grants

Hardship grants will be provided based on income and expenditure details. e.g. In 2017/18 a minimum of 230 grants of up to £300 may be given based on need. These can be requested throughout the year and a committee make decisions on an individual basis after reviewing evidence provided by the applicant.

UCG HE Bursaries guidance and application form