To help meet the costs associated with accessing learning, students experiencing financial difficulty can apply for assistance in the form of a bursary.
Funds are allocated through a means assessed system. Funds are provided by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
Assistance may be in the form of a contribution and may not cover the full costs associated with your Study Programme.
Annual county tickets are available directly from Somerset County Council to students attending college in Somerset. The cost of the county ticket for 2017/18 is £695. Students aged 16-19 with a household income below £20,000 will receive 100% value of the County Ticket. Those with an income between £20,001-£30,000 will receive a contribution of 75% of the value. The ticket can be used on most local and cross border public bus services, subject to operator restrictions. The college can support bursary students with financial support towards the cost of a County Ticket, but applications must be made directly to Somerset County Council by the beginning of August 2017 (Exact date unavailable at time of publication). Please use this link http://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-transport/public-transport/county-ticket/ for further information.