Here’s an overview of some of the financial support available. If you’d like to find out more information or to find out what you’re eligible for, get in touch with our student services team: 0345 155 2020
This year, all students (current or previous) that are progressing from a qualification achieved at Gloucestershire College to a full-time, Level 4 HE course at the College are offered a bursary of £1000 in their first year of HE study at the college.
This includes progression onto all HNCs and foundation degrees. For some subject areas a proportion of the bursary is specified to fund the purchase of equipment/materials for use throughout the course.
From 2018-2019 all existing Level 4 students that progress to their second year of full-time study at Level 5 with the college will receive a bursary of £500.
GC has an HE Hardship Fund available on a case-by-case basis too.
Support with costs
The Student Loan Company offers loans and grants to cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs.
Advanced Learner Loan
Available to those aged 19 and over studying at Level 3 to 6, this loan works in a similar way as a university one; there’s no credit check, your household income isn’t taken into account and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning at least £21,000 per year.
Plus, if you use the loan to study an Access to HE course, then go on to complete a HE qualification, your Advanced Learner Loan is written off.