Higher Education Bursary

The college also has a HE Bursary which students can apply for. The purpose of the Oaklands Higher Education student bursary is to provide students with financial assistance towards the cost of studying.

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For the 2021/22 academic year the maximum individual payment available to full-time students is £250. Part-time students may also apply for the bursary.

To apply, students will need to complete an application form, which will be assessed on an individual basis by the College. Applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis.

Applications are on an annual basis and students who are studying on a two year programme will need to re-apply for the second year if applicable. The Student Bursary is not available for repeating students.

Please note that the College has a limited fund. Once this limit is reached the fund will be shared equitably between eligible students.

Eligibility Crtieria

  • Household income less that £25,000 - (parental if living at home/or students income if living independently/with partner)
  • Average attendance 95% or above: payments may be reduced incrementally if attendance falls below this during any given time period.

If any student does not meet the eligibility criteria they can still apply and if funds allow discretionary payments may be possible. All discretionary payments will be assessed individually

Bursary Fund

Oaklands College provides bursaries for both 16-18 and 19+ year old students who have a household income below £29,250. There are different types of bursary available which have different criteria.

Advanced Learning Loan

Making the decision to return to education can be daunting but the Advanced Learning Loan means that course fees shouldn't be a barrier to your learning, no matter what your current financial situation. 

Additional Financial Support

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for additional support in the form of discounted travel, free meals or help with childcare during your time at College. 

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