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Under 25 and self-supporting

If you are under 25 and self-supporting, you could receive a potential award:

  • Bursary Maintenance of £125.55 per week
  • Travel Award*
  • Study Expenses
  • Tuition Fees

This award is means tested on your unearned income - for instance, Working Tax Credits.

Documents Required

It is vitally important that you provide the correct documents so you can be assessed for the correct award. 

To apply for funding, please provide the following documents:


  • Birth Certificate or Passport

Student Income:

  • Wage slip/ Benefit award 

Student Financial Independence:

  • Three full financial years of income over £3,500 each year i.e. three P60s or Statement of Earnings

Proof of living circumstances:

  • i.e. Council Tax Notice, Bank Details

*Travel Award

National Entitlement Card Scheme - Young Person's Free Bus Travel (all under 22 year olds)

All students under the age of 22 years are now entitled to apply for free bus travel. Find out more and apply for the young persons free bus travel scheme.