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Financial Support

Within our Student Services team, we have some very experienced staff on hand to provide you with the information about what grants, bursaries and travel subsides are available to you during your time at Kidderminster College.

To find out if you’re able to claim, have a chat with our friendly Student Services team; they can be reached on:

Email:- STUDENTSERVICES@KIDDERMINSTER.AC.UK

Telephone:- 01562 512004

or have a chat in person during KC College hours. 

We have a variety of schemes on offer to help you whilst you study with us. These are:-

BURSARY

Financial support is available for students who need assistance with additional costs whilst studying, this is in the form of a bursary. Paid monthly, this bursary aims to help cover the costs of education trips & visits, PPE, uniforms and even laptops.

You can also access further information about Bursaries on the UK Government Website HERE

For more information about our Bursary Fund/Discretionary Student Support fund, CLICK HERE.

TRAVEL

KC’s Travel Schemes can offer help towards the costs of your journey to Kidderminster via bus or train.

FREE MEAL ALLOWANCE

You may be entitled to a free meal at KC’s Terrace Cafe every day that you’re timetabled in at college.

CHILDCARE

Whilst studying at KC,  we may be able to help with the costs of childcare.

ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS

If you’re aged 19 or over and choose to study a course at Level 3 or 4, you may be entitled to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan, this is a national scheme that aims to help with the costs of studying. On top of this, you may also be eligible for a bursary!

And it gets better, the loan is only repayable once you start earning over £21,000 per year and you are taking steps to invest in your future career earnings and development.

For more information you can:

  • You can contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 to help you make an informed decision.
  • Contact Student Services at KC for more information or advice in person, via email at studentservices@kidderminster.ac.uk or by calling 01562 512004.

You can apply for your Advanced Learner Loan on the www.gov.uk website, or contact Student Services for supporting help with  completing your application.

FACTS

  • Your loan application will not include a credit check
  • Research shows that achieving a Full level 2 qualification (Diploma), including the vital GCSE English and maths subjects, adds £80,000 to a learner’s earnings over their lifetime.
  • Research shows a further £60,000 could be added to your wage if you go on to achieve at least a Full Level 3 qualification (Advanced Diploma).

 

Your income each year before tax: How much you pay
up to £5,000 Repay £0
£5,000 Repay £0
£10,000 Repay £0
£15,000 Repay £0
£21,000 Repay £0
£22,000 £7 per month
£25,000 £30 per month
£30,000 £67 per month