Financial support for degree-level students

If you’re studying a full-time higher education course, the B&FC Bonus could help you to stretch your budget further with access to the following support:

  • Up to £500 towards the cost of study with our Advantage Bursary1
  • £1,000 per year of study up to 3 years for all care leavers and young carers with our Access Scholarship1
  • A FREE healthy breakfast every morning while you’re at College

A whole range of government funding is also available:

  • Nothing to pay upfront
  • A tuition fee loan to cover your course fees with nothing to repay till you’re earning at least £25,0002 a year
  • The Parents’ Learning Allowance up to £1,617 a year3
  • The Adult Dependants’ Grant up to £2,834 a year3
  • Up to 85% of your childcare costs covered up to £159.59 a week for 1 child and up to £273.60 a week for 2 or more children3
  • The Disabled Students’ Allowance up to £5,358 (specialist equipment), up to £21,305 a year (non-medical helper) and up to £1,790 a year (general)3
  • A maintenance loan of up to £8,4304

1 Eligibility applies
2 Currently £21,000 but rising to £25,000 from 6 April 2018

3Eligibility applies

4 Based on studying outside London and not living with parents

The University of Salford
European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
Disabled Confident
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