Students aged under 19

If you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you start your course, and a UK or EU resident, you won’t need to pay tuition or examination fees. Depending on your household income, you may also be able to get help towards travel, accommodation, essential equipment or childcare costs. We offer two kinds of financial support:

  • Student discretionary bursary: this can help with costs of books, Disclosure and Barring Service checks, equipment or essential trips. Speak to one of our friendly advisers who will discuss your options and advise you on how to apply.
  • Vulnerable student bursary: this is available if you live in care, are a care leaver, have your own right to Income Support or are on both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance. If you meet any of these criteria, get in touch and we will guide you through your options.

 

Students aged 19 and over

The financial cost of any of our adults courses will depend on your personal circumstances, but there is plenty of help out there. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan if you’re enrolling on a Level 3 course or above, and you don’t need to pay it back until the course is completed and you’re earning £25,725 or more. You’re able to apply once you’ve received your offer. Please contact us for more information or click here to read more about it.

 

Young students with families

Care to Learn is intended to help young parents under the age of 20 to continue or start their education after the birth of a child. The scheme provides funding for Ofsted-registered childcare provision while the young parent is engaged in a study programme.

 

Skills for Life

At Totton College, we have a long history of providing a supportive and nurturing environment for learners with all abilities and of all ages. Financial support is available to support students with additional needs to continue their education with us. Our Skills for Life team can provide advice and guidance through your application.

 

For more information about any of the funding options available, or to discuss your educational finance options, contact the Totton College Information Centre at info@totton.ac.uk or call 023 8087 4847.