The 16-19 Bursary and Free School Meals fund exist to help students continue with and complete their course where they would otherwise be prohibited from doing so on financial grounds.
The Bursary is intended to help with the hardship needs of individual students. Its intent is to enable learners to continue with his or her education and should not be viewed as an incentive to attract young people into learning. Generally, awards from the Bursary will be used towards essential course related costs such as books, equipment, travel, field trips, visits and other costs associated with living and learning.
Click here to see a chart describing the different types of support you may be eligible for.
The Franklin College 16-19 Bursary consists of two elements as follows:
Students in priority groups will be able to receive a bursary of up to £1,200 per year, if agreed standards of behaviour and attendance are met.
Click here for more information on the National Bursary.
These awards will be targeted towards young people facing financial barriers to participation in 16-19 studies. Priority will be given to young people from the families with the lowest household income. Agreed standards of behaviour and attendance must be met. The College has an Eligibility Criteria which consists of three tiers of support.
Click here for more information on the College Discretionary Bursary.
It is not possible for students to apply for both the National Bursary and the College Bursary.
Please return completed forms, together with supporting documentation, as soon after the start of term as possible and before the closing date of Friday 4th September 2015.
This fund is offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Applications received before Friday 4th September 2015 will be backdated to the beginning of term. We will endeavour to process all complete applications within two weeks of the date on which they are received. Please retain your bus tickets while you are waiting for your application to be processed. Provided that your complete application has been received by Student Services before Friday 4th September 2015, it may be possible to offer refunds.
All forms required to apply for a bursary and college rider are listed below:
Click here for the 16-19 Bursary Financial Assessment form.
Click here for a College Rider application form.
Click here for the Bursary Agreement form.
Click here for the College Bursary checklist.
Students who are aged 19 or over when they enrol in September, may be eligible to receive funding towards college costs. Application forms are available from Student Services or ALT on request, call 01472 875000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Click here for the 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund & 24+ Loans Bursary Fund
24+ Advanced Learning Loans are similar to higher education loans, but for the further education sector.
Loans will be available for learners aged 24 and over, studying at Level 3 or Level 4 (including QCF Certificates and Diplomas, Access to Higher Education, A-Levels and Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships).
You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of the tuition fees for your qualification, which will be paid directly to the college on your behalf. If you go on to study at a higher level you can get another loan. You can have a maximum of four loans.
You pay back your loan (plus interest) when you’ve finished your course and start earning more than £21,000 a year. Each month, you pay back 9% of any income over £21,000. For example, if you earn £25,000 a year, your monthly repayments would be £30. You can pay some of or your entire loan at any time without an extra charge. The interest rate will be the rate of inflation plus up to 3% (depending on your earnings after you complete your course).
There is a support scheme in place for students with children.
“Care To Learn?” is a provision for students 16 – 19 students.
Telephone: 0845 600 2809 or visit the website.
The college has an on-site Nursery for local students and the community.
Students wishing to place their children at the nursery should telephone the nursery direct on 01472 875 025
It would be advisable to put your child’s name down for a place as soon as you know you will need the Nursery because there could be a waiting list.
Any student who is pregnant or who has a baby/child should register with the Welfare Office as soon as possible.
Franklin has a supportive network available to give extra support when needed.
You can email any questions to email@example.com or telephone 01472 875 004 and speak to a member of the Admissions Team.