We want to remove all barriers to learning where possible - no one should feel like they are unable to make positive steps into education that could change their life.
If you’re worried about the cost of your course or how you will support yourself during your studies, there are lots of options we can explore to support you. Many of our courses are free, particularly for 16-18 year-olds.
Whether it’s funding options, advanced learner loans, installment plans, bursaries or advice, our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions team can give you the best advice based on your personal circumstances.
Simply click or tap one of the study areas below to find more information. You can also get in touch with the Student Bursaries Team directly if you have any questions:
01235 555 585 | firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are aged between 16-18 on 31st August at the start of the academic year, in the majority of cases tuition and exam fees are free.
Sometimes financial support is needed in other areas of college life, such as uniform, equipment or travel. Help may be available through the bursary scheme for additional course costs – if this applies to you, the best thing to do is discuss this directly with our Admissions team before the start of the course.
If you are aged 19 or over and studying one of our many leisure courses, you will pay a main course fee and in some but not all cases, there are additional exam and/or materials fees too. Always check the fee breakdown on the relevant course page.
If you need financial support to help you study a part-time course, funding can sometimes be complicated, so we always encourage a call or a face-to-face visit as the first step.
A fee reduction is possible on some of our courses and may be available if you fall into one or more of the following categories:
Unemployed and in receipt of:
In most circumstances you will be entitled to a full fee reduction on an English or maths course if you do not already have a GCSE (or equivalent) at grade A*/9 to C/4 and want to retake them. For any further information or for a discussion about your circumstances, contact Admissions or come in and see us.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for some courses at Level 3 and Level 4 – click or tap here to find out more, where you can also find information about repayments.
Learners on a Access to Higher Education course, who then progress to complete a degree-level course, will have their Advanced Learner loan written off. You can read more about this on the UCAS website.
If you are planning to study for at Undergraduate level (HNC, Foundation Degree, BSc or BA Honours degrees), please see the Government's Student Finance page for further information.
Professional Career and Development Loans are an alternative method of funding some professional part-time courses, if your employer is not funding your studies. You can find out more about this type of loan on the Government's website.
Instalment payments are available for fees of £300 or more. Please see our Tuition Fee Policy here for further information.
To find out more about bursary and funding support, we have the following documents to help:
Student Bursaries and Funding Information Sheet
Please note that when assessing eligibility for a bursary, we look at the household income of the student.
Income includes money from Universal Credit and other UK State Benefits except income-based Job Seekers Allowance or tax-free benefits. Tax-free benefits include:
Are you at a disadvantage when it comes funding meals? The College offers free meals to eligible students aged 16-18. If you think you might be eligible, please complete the online bursary application form in the How to Apply tab below.
If you are applying for financial support for childcare, in addition to the online bursary application form, you will need to complete the Childcare Provider Details and Childcare Terms and Conditions forms below:
Completed childcare forms should be sent to Student Services at the following Freepost address:
Student Finance Panel,
Abingdon & Witney College,
ABINGDON, OX14 1BR
You can also bring your completed forms to the Abingdon or Witney campus in person.
Any questions? Contact our friendly Student Services team today by dropping by in person or contacting us:
01235 216 342 | email@example.com
Before you are accepted onto a course, you will need to meet a number of conditions relating to your entitlement to funding e.g. your age, residency status within the UK/EEA and prior qualification level. This can be discussed at the point of applying for a course if you have any worries or questions.
If your course fees are being paid by your employer or another organisation then this needs to be in place when you enrol and evidence must be provided, e.g. a letter from employer with invoicing details.
Our Admissions team are here to help: 01235 216 400 | firstname.lastname@example.org