You could receive financial help to support you with the cost of coming to college including food, uniform, equipment, books and childcare.

If you have a household income of £34,524 or less or someone in the household is in receipt of benefits we may be able to financially support you.

All funds are distributed on a needs basis and subject to affordability. The fund has three levels of support based on income:

  • BAND 1 – up to £23,305
  • BAND 2 – £23,306 – £28,481
  • BAND 3 – £28,482 – £34,524

Students in band 1 may get up to 100% of any award; band 2, 60%; and band 3, 30%.

What can I claim support for?

Meals

Your College card will be activated with meal credits to spend in MegaMunch or Starbucks.

Equipment and Uniform

Essential equipment and uniform can be funded if it is a requirement for the course.

Trips and Visits

The fund may help with the costs of educational visits and enrichment.

Childcare

Students aged 20 and over can apply for support towards childcare while attending college, but must use Halesowen College Nursery if there is availability.

To receive a form for childcare, contact Natalie Rawlins on 0121 602 7777 ext. 7519 or email nrawlins@halesowen.ac.uk.

For students under 20 years old, please refer to www.gov.uk/care-to-learn

Vulnerable Bursary

If you are 16-18 years old on 31/08/2018 and in care or recently left care and/or you are personally in receipt of benefits, you may be able to access a bursary paid weekly, of up to £1,200 per year.

For a confidential discussion, call Sue Crowley on 0121 602 7777 Ext. 7518 or email scrowley@halesowen.ac.uk.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete an application form
  2. Provide the required household income evidence
  3. Return to the Student Hub on the Whittingham Road Campus in person, by post or by email, studentservices@halesowen.ac.uk

Payments

Payments made to the student will be paid by BACS. Bank details must be in the student’s name otherwise we cannot make any payments to you.*

Please note that you may not receive any payments directly into your bank account if you are not eligible to receive them.

Terms and Conditions

All awards are made subject to satisfactory attendance and behaviour.

Our accreditation and awards

AWARDS