Funding available to Further Education students

Further Education (Learner Support Fund and Advanced Learner Loan Bursary)

Only students enrolled on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at DMU can apply to this Fund.

This can help (if eligible) with a contribution towards:

16-18 years old:

  • Accommodation costs (if you have moved away from home to do your course)

19 years old:

  • Course costs (books, equipment, trips, emergencies)
  • Learning support for disability/ learning difference: if you are in receipt of the Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) apply to this Fund, if you are not in receipt of the ALL you need to contact Disability Advice & Support or the Mental Health Inclusion Team
  • Travel costs
  • Accommodation costs (if you have moved away from home to do your course)

20 years old (and over):

  • Course costs (books, equipment, trips, emergencies)
  • Learning support for disability/ learning difference: if you are in receipt of the Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) apply to this Fund, if you are not in receipt of the ALL you need to contact Disability Advice & Support or the Mental Health Inclusion Team
  • Childcare costs
  • Travel costs
  • Accommodation costs (if you have moved away from home to do your course)

Application forms can be downladed here

16-19 Bursary Fund

This Fund is aimed at students who are facing genuine financial difficulties.

  • You need to be aged 16-19 years old (and under 19 years old on 31st August 2019)
  • Or aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), or continuing on the same study programme started aged 16-18
  • Household income shouldn't exceed £31,000 per year or more
  • If successful, contributions could assist towards the cost of books; equipment/ materials; subsistence; trips and transport to attend open days and interviews
  • Attendance (monitored throughout the year) must be 80 per cent or above to receive a payment
  • If successful, awards will be paid in instalments in early November, January and March. If you have not met the attendance criteria, the instalment will not be paid.

Advanced Learner Loan

You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees if you are:

  • Aged 19+ on the first day of Year 1 of your course
  • A 'home' student (lived in the UK for three years or more prior to the start of your course).

It is not means-tested and no credit check takes place.

  • Apply online at www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
  • The minimum loan value is £300
  • The UK Provider Reference Number is: 10001883
  • You will need a 'Learning Funding Information Letter' which can be obtained from Faculty Admissions
  • Repayments start in the April after your course ends but only if you are earning £25,000 or more.

More information about the Advanced Learner Loan

 
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