Page 1

Plymouth College of Art

Financial Help Available to Further Education students at Plymouth College of Art 2011/2012 Students under 19 at 31 August 2011 16-19 Bursary The new 16-19 Bursary has been introduced this year to support the most vulnerable young people to participate in and benefit from further education. Students considered the most vulnerable are eligible for a £1200 bursary. These students are those from the following groups: • Young people in care •Care leavers •Young people in receipt of Income Support •Disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance Mainstream Bursary After we have awarded bursaries to the most vulnerable young people; we can consider applications from other students who face financial hardship. Eligible students will come from households where their parents/carers are in receipt of income based Jobseekers Allowance or Income Support. Awards will be made in four instalments over the course of the academic year. Payments in kind to help with trips and materials We hope to make small awards to any new student who is under 19 on 31st August 2011 and whose household income is below £15,000 per annum. Help with travel costs Any new student who lives more than 3 miles from College and whose household income is below £15,000 per annum can apply. The 16-19 Bursary is a limited fund and therefore we will make awards based on the number of eligible students who apply. This means that we are unable to specify the

amount of any award until we have calculated the amount of fund remaining after all vulnerable student groups have received their allocation. All new students have been sent application forms which must be returned by 16 September together with current evidence of household income and/or circumstances. Please note that conditions apply to all funds. Students returning to College for their second or third year of study who believe they qualify for the Vulnerable Student Bursary should request an application from the Student Funding team. Other eligible students should be covered by the transitional arrangements for EMA. Hardship Support 19+ (19 and over on 1st September 2011) Hardship support is available to support students with a specific financial need that could prevent them from participating in learning. Therefore before awards are made financial hardship will need to be identified. This is to help with course related costs including transport, trips and materials. The College determines priority groups and maximum amounts they award. Common priority groups are: • Students who are economically disadvantaged (such as those on a low income or receiving benefits) • Those aged over 19 who don’t have a Level 2 qualification • Students who have been in care or on probation, young parents and others considered ‘at risk’.


Childcare Bursaries Childcare Bursaries are available for students aged 20 and older on low incomes to fund childcare with a provider who is Ofstedregistered (Early Years Register for children age 0-5, Compulsory Childcare Register for 58 and Voluntary Childcare Register for over 8’s). Care to Learn Students aged 19 and under who require assistance with childcare can apply for Care to learn which is administered centrally. Please make an appointment with the Student Funding team who will assist you with your application.

Residential Bursaries Help with accommodation costs for students who have to move to Plymouth to study. Please see our separate leaflet for details. Applying Applications for Discretionary Support Funds are through the MIS Student Portal and must be supported with relative financial evidence.

All information is correct at August 2011 and is subject to changes in government policy. We will publish new information as and when we receive it. For further information and advice please contact the Student Funding Team, Student Hub, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT Tel: 01752 203423 studentfunding@plymouthart.ac.uk

Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT | 01752 203434 | www.plymouthart.ac.uk

FE Financial Information  

Financial information for those students commencing further education studies at Plymouth College of Art in 2011.