Group A – Vulnerable Bursary of *£1,200 is for those of you who are in receipt of income support/universal credit (in your own name); children looked after (in care); care leavers and disabled young people in receipt of employment support allowance and those of you who are also in receipt of disability living allowance/personal independence payments.
Additional travel subsidies will be made available when it is assessed that travel costs could be a barrier to your attendance. This could be in the form of a free bus pass.
Group B - Oaklands Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF) Bursary is for those of you whose family is in receipt of any or all of the following benefits: Income support; Universal credit; Employment Support Allowance; Job Seekers Allowance; Pension Credit Guarantee; Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £26,600; Housing Benefit; Council Tax Benefit (excluding single person allowance) or on a family income which is below £26,600.
Group C – Oaklands Emergency Funding is for those of you that are in a temporary situation which is of a personal urgency or are experiencing a change of circumstances. This award is discretionary and will be based on an individual basis.
Residential Award – Is for those of you 16-18 year olds studying on one of our Sports or Land Based specialist courses, and moving/studying away from home.
At Oaklands we do our best to make learning affordable for you, therefore if you are struggling financially please discuss any of your queries or concerns about coming to college with our Student Advice Team.
For further information about all fees and to find out what financial support may be available for you, please contact our student advisers via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01727 737000.
*Fees subject to change.