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Fees, Finance,Transport & Support

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Learner Services can give you information and advice on course fees (if any), the cost of study, exam and registration fees, childcare and any financial help available. Contact (01695) 52393.

Financial Support for students includes:

16-18 Bursary (independent young people)
16-18 Meal Allowance
19-25 Meal Allowance (LDA or EHC Plan)
24+ Bursary
Course Equipment
Childcare (additional form also required)
Travel – please tell us how you travel to College, in additional comments box,
i.e; car, train etc – please include costs for public transport.

GUIDE TO STUDENT BURSARY FUNDING

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS APPLICATION FORM 2019-2020

Email - ask-the-adviser@westlancs.ac.uk for your copy of the application form and guidance infomration or call Learner Services on 01695 52393.

WHAT WILL I PAY

For full guidance on fees and funding, please see our Factsheet.

ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS

Age 19+ and want to study a Level 3 or 4 course, Access to HE courses and Advanced and Higher Level Apprenticeships. qualification with no upfront costs? You may be entitled to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Click HERE for information.

LEVEL 3 ENTITLEMENT

Aged 19-23 and do not already hold a full Level 3 qualification. Click HERE for information.

CARE 2 LEARN

Students under 20 years with childcare responsibilities can apply to Care 2 Learn for assistance with child care costs. Call into Student Services for further details.

STUDYING WHILST ON BENEFIT

A number of students will be attending college while claiming a benefit. The rules and regulations about benefits and the college are often difficult to follow and change regularly. If you would like to discuss any aspect of studying whilst claiming benefits, please call into Student Services and make an appointment to see a member of staff experienced in dealing with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

LEARNER SUPPORT FUND

The Learner Support Fund is a government initiative to help students stay in college. The fund assists with the purchase of essential equipment, travel, childcare and many other essential student costs.

Adult Funding Changes

Due to changes in Government funding, from 1st August 2019 learners resident in some postcodes (Merseyside and Greater Manchester) may be unable to access funding from training providers and colleges in Lancashire and may have to pay all associated course and support costs.

To check if your postcode is part of the new devolved funding legislation, please contact Course Enquiries on 01695 52300 for further advice.

Please note this does not include courses that are paid for by Advanced Learner Loans.

Fee Refunds

Where the college has to cancel a course, the college will credit the fee and refund any
fee payment to the learner. If the student agrees to an appropriate alternative  course, then the original fee payment would be credited against the new alternative course.

Students may apply to the college for a refund or partial refund of tuition fees if there
are extenuating circumstances.

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