Financial Support

Students aged 16-18

If you’re under 19 at the start of your course, you don’t have to pay course fees.

You may be eligible to receive extra financial support if you're 16-18 to help with the costs of travel as well as a free lunch. All students are entitled to a free healthy breakfast.

Students aged 19+

If you’re over 19, you may be eligible to take out an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course.

Many students aged between 19 and 23 have their fees waived. Read our further education tuition fees guide to see if you qualify for free funding.

You may be eligible to receive extra financial support if you're 19 or over to help with travel, childcare, accommodation and course costs. All students are entitled to a free healthy breakfast.

If you are under 20 at the start of your course, you may also be eligible for help with childcare costs from the Care to Learn scheme.

Advanced Learner Loan

The Advanced Learner Loan  is available to students aged 19 and over studying levels 3 to 6.

You may be eligible for extra financial support once you are in receipt of an Advanced Learner Loan  to help with travel, childcare, accommodation and course costs.

Higher education students

Tuition fee loans are available to help you cover the cost of higher education tuition fees.

You may be eligible to apply for up to £500 via the B&FC Advantage Bursary to help you with the costs of study-related equipment.

All students are entitled to a free healthy breakfast.

Additional grants

Disabled Students’ Allowance – the amount you could get is dependent on your individual needs.

Parents’ Learning Allowance – you could get up to £1,573 per year.

Childcare Grant – you could be eligible for up to £155.24 a week for one child and £266.15 per week for two or more children.

Adult Dependants’ Grant – you could get up to £2,757 a year.

MoD Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme - members of the Armed Forces may be eligible to claim funding for approved qualifications at level 3 or above.

Contact us

Our advisers are here to help with all aspects of funding. Contact us on T 01253 504496 or E careers@blackpool.ac.uk.

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