Financial Help for 16 - 18

We may be able to help you with the cost of fees, equipment, child care or travel or residential costs. You do not have to be on benefits to get financial help. We have made applying as simple as possible, but it will involve filling in forms, providing evidence and telling us about your financial situation. We will then make an assessment based on your personal circumstances.

Important Student Finance News Posted August 2014

Applications for financial support for students starting or continuing their studies in September 2014 are now being accepted.

Application forms and guidance are available from the Student Finance Team in the Student Centre at Chichester and the Student Tutor office at Brinsbury. Come in to see us or telephone 01243 786321 and ask to speak to an Advisor. If you are already a student at Chichester College and coming back for another year, you can download an application form from Chi Online.

If you think you may be eligible for financial support please apply as soon as possible.

No decisions relating to financial support will be communicated until after the 1st August 2014 and if you are successful no payments will be made until your enrolment is completed.

If your application is successful further information will be sent to you about payment dates and claiming your award after enrolment.

The Chichester College Learning Support Grant

The Chichester College Learning Support Grant is the name we have given to bursaries for 16 to 18 year olds.  This grant, funded by the Education Funding Agency and administered by the College, is the replacement for EMA for new students.

This grant can provide you with:

  • access to free or subsidised travel (up to £638 per year)
  • free or subsidised equipment, books or resources
  • free or subsidised childcare
  • free UCAS admin fees
  • contribution towards enrichment activities linked to your course

If you are aged 16 to 18 and are currently in care or just leaving care or you receive income support or employment and support allowance and Disability Living Allowance, you may be eligible for the Chichester College Learning Bursary of £1200 for the year.

Contact us now to register your interest by calling the Student Finance team on 01243 786321 ext 2325 or 2119.  We will send you an application pack and details of who is eligible. Once we receive your application, we will contact you as soon as we can to let you know what support we can give you.

What do I need to do now?

We try to support those students in most need, but the funds we have are limited so you should apply as early as you can. Guidelines and application forms for all College funds are available now from the Student Finance Team, or download from Chi Online.