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Financial support

Tresham College offers a range of means-tested financial support packages to help overcome any barriers that could prevent you from coming to our College.

We have three funding streams…

Funding is mainly provided by the government to help meet specific financial hardship needs that prevents students from taking part in learning. This funding is awarded as a bursary to eligible students.

Take a look at our ‘Video guide on completing your application’ here.

A bursary is money you could get which may help to pay for…

    • clothing, books and other equipment for your course, print credit and money for trips
    • travel and lunch on days you are in College
    • professional membership and, in some cases, course fees (excludes those on Advanced Learner Loans).

The bursary you can apply for will normally depend on your household income, age and the type of course you study.

If you are aged 16-19 and need help with the cost of childcare, the Government’s Care to Learn scheme may be able to help.

We may be able to support you with child care if you are in receipt of the Advanced Learner Loan.

For more information, download our bursary leaflets below.

Please contact Student Services on 01536 413232 or for further information. Please note that information regarding the academic year of 2020/2021 will be confirmed in the summer. Please check the website for updates on how to apply.


If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

For more information please ring the Customer Service Team on 01536 413123 or email us.

Don’t let money be a worry! Low-interest loans – study now, pay later!


Advanced Learner Loans
If you’re aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course, you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some Level 3+ qualifications. There’s also nothing to pay back until you’ve completed your course and you’re earning over £25,000 per year!

Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans