Bursary Information

We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to the right resources to be successful in their academic studies and remove any barriers to participation. Bursary support is available to help cover the cost of things like:

  • College meals
  • Travel to and from College
  • College trips and university visits
  • Text books and other learning materials
  • Field trips and course related costs
  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
  • Trips and visits


Applicants are assessed on individual circumstances and there are two types of bursary to choose from:


This is applicable to students:

  • Who received Free School Meals. Click here to continue your Free School Meals. OR
  • Whose family’s household income (inclusive of benefits) is less than £23,000 pa


This is applicable to students who:

  • Are looked after by the Local Authority
  • Are Care Leavers
  • Receive Income Support, or Universal Credit in place of Income Support (in their own right)
  • Receive Employment and Support Allowance, or Universal Credit, Disability Living or Personal Independence Payments



Travel Support Options

As part of a bursary, Financial Assistance is provided to cover travel costs to and from College.

College Bus Services Available:

  • Neston College bus
  • South Wirral College bus
  • Heswall College bus
  • Liverpool College bus

Merseytravel Options:

  • SOLO pass (buses only, area B1 & B2)
  • TRIO pass (bus & train, area B1 only)

Additional Support

In addition to travel and free College meals, other financial support is available, including support for:

  • Text books and equipment
  • Trips and visits, including residential trips abroad for students studying French and Spanish
  • Compulsory Geography trips
  • BTEC and/or an Art-based course that require print credits over and above any free credits awarded by the College to all students
  • Attending university open days and interviews
  • Stationery sets
  • Courses where specialist equipment or clothes are required e.g. sports kit
  • IT equipment
  • Extracurricular activities relevant to my programme of studies

You will need to come to the Finance Office throughout the academic year when you need these types of financial support.


New students should have received a bursary application form in the post with their Enrolment packs. Completed application forms, along with any required supporting documents, should be brought into College at your Enrolment appointment in August.


Click here to read our Student Bursary statement 2018-19 which lays out our approach to bursary.