Bursary/ Support

The following information applies to students aged over 16 and under 19 on 31st August taking a full-time further education course in the academic year in question. 

£1200 BURSARY

The government has announced that some students will be entitled to a grant or bursary of £1200 next year. You could get this if you are in one of the following categories:

  • You are living in care
  • You are a care leaver
  • You are receiving income support/Universal Credit (In your own name)
  • You are disabled and receiving both Employment Support Allowance/Personal Independence Payments and Disability Living Allowance

If you think you are eligible for this £1200 bursary, please contact the Post 16 Administrator.

WHAT IS THE 16-19 BURSARY FUND?

The fund is made available from the government through its funding body – Education Funding Agency (EFA) for 16-19 year olds - to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. The new bursary scheme has been put in place as a partial replacement for Education Maintenance Allowance. For more information please view the following forms:

BURSARY STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT WITH THE BUS PASS: UPDATE

Dear student, as discussed on your Induction Day, the bus companies are now insisting that bus passes are applied for on line https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-transport/16-travel-saver

On Friday 31st July the Post 16 team and finance will be available between 9-11 am (in Business) to help process bus passes for Bursary students unable to apply directly online.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You must bring your completed bursary paperwork with the appropriate evidence *or we will be unable to assist you.
  • Bus passes will only be processed alongside the £100 (FSM students), or £250 deposit (cheques made payable to The Marsh Academy; cash will be accepted).
  • For students experiencing financial difficulty, we can discuss a payment plan-see below- to run throughout the academic year (please note, that a deposit of £100 must be paid in order to proceed alongside the accompanying paperwork **

*See list of acceptable evidence on the post 16 website/bursary

** Other areas considered for financial support document

 

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