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Grants and Bursaries

You may, due to your circumstances or the subjects you are looking to study, be eligible for certain grants and bursaries. These may not need to be paid back and, whilst some are means-tested (i.e. based on income or some other criteria) others are open to everyone regardless of circumstance. Our dedicated Student Finance Officer is available to help with applications, and more information about each is listed below.

Disabled Students' Allowance

If you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, you may be eligible for the DSA. This grant will help pay for extra costs you might have as a direct result of your disability, condition or learning difficulty, such as human support, travel costs and assistive technology. It is available to both full-time and part-time students and, providing you complete your programme and, unlike a loan, it does not have to be repaid. Eligibility for the DSA is based entirely on your level of need and circumstances (your household income isn’t taken into consideration).

Please note that the College will be unable to provide you with additional support if you haven’t been awarded appropriate funding through a DSA. Therefore, if you think that you will need additional support, please apply for a DSA as early as possible before the start of your programme.

This is intended to help with childcare costs if you have dependent children aged under 15 (or under 17 if they have special educational needs) in registered or approved childcare. You can get 85% of childcare costs. The maximum support you can receive is:

  • up to £164.70 a week for 1 child
  • up to £282.36 a week for 2 or more children

This is intended to help with course-related costs if you have dependent children and is linked to your household income. Currently up to £1,669 per year.

This is intended to help with costs if an adult depends on you financially and is linked to your household income. You can get up to £2,925 per year

Designed for those UK undergraduates who are in severe financial need, this Fund is open to both full and part-time students. The Fund opens each academic year, usually from October until the summer term, subject to sufficient funds (usually May/June), with assessment on an individual basis.

University of Greenwich Bursaries

If you study on a course accredited by the University of Greenwich, you may be eligible for one or more of their bursaries, such as the Greenwich Scholarship Programme (GSP) or Care Leavers Bursary.

For more information visit the University of Greenwich website.

External Bursaries

There are a number of websites that can help you find out if you are eligible for a bursary or grant:

Education Grants Advisory Service (EGAS), part of Family Action
Hotcourses - Scholarship Search
Save the Student
Turn2us
Student Cash Point
SKILL: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

For further information on bursaries relevant to you, you can also e-mail studentsupportservicesfinance@hadlow.ac.uk