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Student Finance

Finding the balance between studies and earning money can be tough as a student, thankfully there are a whole host of ways you can ease the pressure on your pockets below.


 

Bursary 

Students aged 16–19 who are in care, care leavers, claiming Income Support/Universal Credit in their own name, or claiming both ESA and DLA or a PIP in their own name, will be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,200 to support them during their studies. Those eligible for free school meals (from low income households and young carers) may also be able to access financial support via the Campus Discretionary Bursary fund.

Current students can collect an application form from Main Reception. You can make an online application by clicking the Bursary Form tab in the side panel to the right.

 

Bursary Form Guidelines

 

SHOOTERS HILL 16-19 BURSARY APPLICATION GUIDELINES 2019-2020

Please read the Shooters Hill Sixth Form College Bursary Policy document before filling out the application form.  The policy is on our website or can be requested from Student Services.

You need to be under 19 years old on 31.8.2019 to apply for the bursary, unless you are a 19+ continuer or are 19 and have an EHCP.

If you have any queries or need any help in completing your application, contact Bursary Officer: 020 8319 9704/email: bursary@shc.ac.uk.

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR COURSE BEFORE APPLYING FOR THE BURSARY; WE CANNOT REIMBURSE YOU.

 

The Shooters Hill Bursary Fund is divided into two categories:

 

1. THE VULNERABLE BURSARY – up to £1,200

Specifically for young people from the following vulnerable categories:

  • young people who are in care
  • care leavers
  • young people in receipt of Income Support/Universal Credit in their own name
  • disabled young people in receipt of both ESA (Employment Support Allowance) or Universal Credit and DLA (Disability Living Allowance) or a PIP (Personal Independence Payment) in their own name

 

NB You must attach the specified supporting evidence to your application:

Status

Supporting evidence required

Student claiming Income Support/Universal credit

Student in receipt of both ESA or Universal Credit and DLA or PIP in own name

Letters from DWP and/or Job Centre to confirm entitlement and that allowed to be in further education whilst claiming it

In care or a care leaver

Written confirmation of your current or previous in-care status from the local authority, social worker or transitional services

 

2. THE DISCRETIONARY BURSARY

If you are not eligible for the Vulnerable Bursary, and are under 19 on 31.8.2019, you can apply for the Discretionary Bursary.  You will be assessed on total household income and associated course costs. It can help fund: equipment; uniforms; lunches; travel and trip costs; or anything else essential for your course; where possible it is paid ‘in kind’, ie we provide the equipment rather than the cash value.

Priority is for students: receiving Free School Meals (FSM); whose families claim tax credits; whose household income is less than £27,000; and young carers.

 

NB You must attach the evidence to your form for your application to be considered:

Status

Supporting evidence required

Family not in paid employment

All benefits being claimed; Free School Meal entitlement letter from Royal Borough of Greenwich

Low income household

Parent/carers’ latest tax credit awards statement (TC602) and p60 certificate

Young carer

Your family’s benefits and household income

 

Care to learn 

The Care to Learn programme is designed to help young parents cover the cost of childcare while they secure a qualification from college. Parents under 20 can claim £175 a day per child to cover nursery for the duration of their course.

You can find more information here: www.gov.uk/care-to-learn 
 

 

Saving Money


Student ID Card
Your student ID proves that you are a student, with it you can access a whole host of student entitlements like Amazon Student, ASOS discounts, free coffee and more. 


16-25 Rail Pass
Now you are a student you are eligible for a 16-25 Train Pass, if you regularly take the train you could be saving 1/3 of the price per ticket.


Oyster Pass
As a student you are are entitled to free travel via your Oyster Pass. 


NUS - National Union of Students
As a student you have access to the National Union of Students and all the benefits that entails. You can get a glimpse of the many benefits and opportunities open to you on their website: www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/discounts/  


UNiDAYS
Don't be put of y the name, UNiDAYS collate and offer thousands of offers and discounts available to all students regardless of where they study. www.myunidays.com


The Scholarship Hub
Scholarships provide financial aid to students, you can search for some here: www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk/