Full Time Students
If you’re under 19 years old and studying at Yeovil College, then your course is FREE. There may also be some additional financial assistance available to you, for example our 16-19 bursary fund. This section will help you understand what we can help you with, however we always advise our future students to pop in and talk to us about all their financial requirements.
16-19 bursary funds
A bursary is available for students who are:
- In care or care leavers.
- Receiving Universal Credit or Income Support.
- Employment support allowance/Universal credit and Personal Independence payments/Disability Living Allowance. Learners must be in receipt of both to be eligible.
A bursary can be used to support you in the following ways:
- Travel to work experience placements;
- Smart clothes for interviews (job or university);
- Travel to university interviews;
- Competition entry fees;
- Conference tickets or trip costs relating to your study programme;
- Other course related costs.
A discretionary bursary is also available for students with a household income below £30,000 per year.
Applications will be assessed based on your total household income or if you or your parent/carer receive benefits.
How to Apply
You can apply for a Yeovil College Bursary between July and August before you join us in September. We will arrange this with you during our enrolment period.
Discretionary bursaries may be awarded to 16-19 students whose household income falls below £30,000.
A Discretionary Bursary may be awarded in the following circumstances:
· 19+ students living in the parental home who can provide evidence of personal income of below £30,000;
· 19+ students living independently or with a spouse/partner and can provide evidence of household income below £36,000;
· Learners who are in receipt of an Adult Learning Loan living independently or with a spouse/partner and can provide evidence of household income below £36,000;
· Proof of eligibility must be enclosed with your application. Applications without evidence will be returned. See application form for details.
Please talk to us if you think you might be entitled to a Discretionary Bursary.
Free meals at College
You may be entitled to free meals at College, if you are 16-18, and:
- Your household income (parent’s income) is below £16,190; or
- Your households receive Universal Credit of less than £7,400 per annum.
Please be aware that households who receive both Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit are unfortunately not eligible.
Travel to College
Annual County tickets are available directly from Somerset County Council to students attending Yeovil College in Somerset. The cost of the county ticket is around £800. Students aged 16-19 with a household income below £30,000 can receive 100% value of the County Ticket.
To apply for financial support, please complete the Financial Assistance Form, which can be collected from our main reception or downloaded here. If you’d prefer a hard copy version of the form, please email us at iZone@yeovil.ac.uk.
To read more about our Student Support Funds Policy, please click through to our Policy section here.