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Student Financial Support

There are a number of sources of financial support which may be available to help you with costs associated with coming to college.

If you are already studying with us or you plan to study at Hopwood Hall College in 2020/21, you can apply for Financial Support to help you with your course associated-costs such as travel, equipment, trips, lunch and stationery. If you are 20+ you may additionally apply for support with childcare.

There are various types of financial support available:

  • 16-18 Guaranteed Financial Support
  • 16-18 Discretionary Financial Support
  • 19+ Discretionary Financial Support
  • Advanced Learning Loans Financial Support
  • 20+ Childcare Financial Support
  • Care to Learn - If you are a young parent, 16-19 years of age, the Care to Learn Scheme may be able to assist you with your childcare costs. For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn

Please refer to the Financial Support Guidance for additional details including the eligibility criteria, terms and conditions.

FREE SCHOOL MEAL – SUMMER 2020

Learners who are in receipt of Free School Meals during the academic year running from September 2019 until June 2020 will continue to receive payments throughout the summer holiday. Payments will be made by BACS on a weekly basis and will cease at the end of August 2019.

HOW TO APPLY (FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21)

Whilst the College is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, completed should be made by email. Completed applications and the copies of the relevant evidence should be emailed to administration@hopwood.ac.uk. Please note the form must be completed in full and all photographs or scans of evidence must be clear.

Please complete all sections of the form and bring along copies of the household income. Applications will not be not accepted until all household income has been received.

Once the college re-opens applications should be made in person at either of the college’s receptions. Please complete all sections of the form and bring along copies of the household income.

Applications will not be not accepted until all household income has been received.

Examples of evidence include:

  • 3 full Universal Credit statements dated within 3 months
  • Working and/or Child Tax Credits – full award notice for 19/20 or this year’s award notice
  • Evidence of income – employed (P60 for April 2020 or 3 recent wage slips)/self employed (Tax Return April 2020)
  • Income from benefits – JSA/ESA/Income Support – Letter confirming benefit dated in the last six months)
  • Pensions/Pension Credit – Letter confirming details dated in last six months
  • Carers Allowance – Letter confirming details dated in last six months
  • Housing Benefit – Letter confirming details dated in last six months
  • Bank statements – these can be used to support evidence of income if up-to-date documents cannot be provided – 3 consecutive bank statements dated within last six months

Bursary form – Click Here

Childcare form – Click Here

Key Information:

  • Payments are made weekly for 16-19 bursary and Free School meals
  • Payments for adults bursary will be made fortnightly
  • Household threshold has been reduced to £25,000
  • Attendance threshold for all bursaries awards are 90%
  • Bursary Payments:
  • 16-18 Bursary - £10 Per Week (in term time)
  • Free School Meals - £7.23 Per Week (in term time)
  • Adults - £25 every two weeks (in term time)

Information on Clothing & Equipment

Please click here for information on Clothing & Equipment at Hopwood Hall College.