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Discretionary Funding - Additional Funding


Are there any additional sources of funding available to students for Further Education & Higher Education?

FE and HE Discretionary Funds may be available to students who experience financial hardship whilst attending the College. These funds  are limited  and students are encouraged to enquire as to their eligibility from a Student Funding Adviser.

This funding can be awarded as either a loan or a grant.


If your funding application to College or SAAS is delayed, and you are experiencing financial hardship you may be eligible for a small College Discretionary Fund Loan.
This would be repayable once your funding is in place, and is normally deducted from your bursary.
However, if you are a SAAS funded student you will be advised of the repayment method by a Student Funding Adviser.


Students can also be awarded help as a Discretionary Fund Grant either as a single or monthly payment to help with essential living costs – once your main source of funding has been assessed.
Each application is considered by the Discretionary Funding Award Panel on a weekly basis and on the individual circumstances of each student.
Please note:- not all students are eligible but you may be, so please make enquiries as soon as you find yourself in difficulties.

The funds detailed above are all administered within the College. Whilst there is no guarantee that every application will be successful, students are encouraged to enquire about applying for help. Each applicant will need to display evidence of financial hardship.
Enquiries should be made to:
Student Services Reception
Tel: 01224 612284
Email: guidance@nescol.ac.uk

Please note that the above funds are not available to assist with the payment of course/tuition fees.

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Is there any assistance for students with additional learning needs or disabilities?

It is possible for students to apply for funding to help with the additional costs incurred as the result of a disability, learning difficulty or other additional learning requirements.

Students undertaking a non-advanced course may be eligible to apply for the Additional Support Needs for Learning Allowance. Students undertaking an advanced course may be eligible to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance.

For further information contact The Learning Development Centre:
Tel: 01224 612091

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