Financial Support

The College receives Financial Support funding from the Government to support young people who need financial assistance to continue and complete their programme of study in further education.

To qualify you must be aged 16 or over and under 19 on 31 August 2023 and meet the ESFA’s residency criteria and Prior Pursglove College must be your main education provider.

If you are 19 or older you may be eligible if you are continuing a course you began aged 16-18 or if you have an EHCP.

If none of these apply, please contact the College directly about possible alternative Financial Support options.

Students who qualify can request assistance with subsistence, transport, and digital access costs as well as books, essential equipment (e.g., USB, calculator), UCAS entrance fees and trips/visits that are an essential part of the subject curriculum. All support is dependent on the type of assistance you qualify and apply for and the College will also take into account individual need relating to actual costs.

To apply for financial support, you will need to complete an application form and provide supporting evidence.

Students will be expected to maintain an acceptable level of behaviour and some financial support is subject to 100% attendance.

Financial Support will only be backdated to the start of the academic year if the application is received before 31st October 2023, though there is no final deadline for applications, and they may be handed in at any point during the academic year.  Please note first bursary payments only start once college term has commenced.

Financial support funding is not designed to support general living costs, but to be used towards transport, food, and course related costs.  All financial support payments must be made direct to students’ own bank accounts except in exceptional circumstances.


Financial Support Leaflet
Financial Support Application Form 2023/24