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Financial Support

Student Finance

The Bursary Fund

The 16-19 Bursary Fund offers help to students at Abbeygate to continue in full-time education, who might otherwise be financially disadvantaged. The Fund has 2 parts:

1. Discretionary Bursary

Students living with parents/carers can apply for the Discretionary fund. Eligibility is primarily based on the level of household income (including all benefits) as follows:

  • up to £26,000
  • for families with over 4 children the household income threshold is £31,000

Students are encouraged to apply if they have extenuating circumstances leading to a financial need in attending and participating in college.

2. Vulnerable Bursary

Awards up to £1,200 per annum are made, on evidence of financial need, if at least one of the following applies, students are:

  • In care
  • Care leaver
  • Receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner
  • Receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right

Bursary Statement and Application Form

Please make sure you have read the 2022/2023 bursary statement before applying;

Bursary Statement 2022-2023

Bursary Application form 2022-2023

If you have any queries regarding the bursary process, please email bursary@suffolkacademiestrust.ac.uk.

Bursary Claim Form

If your bursary application is successful and you require financial support associated with additional costs (not travel) you will need to complete this form prior to purchase - we will try to make purchases on your behalf.

Bursary Claim Form

Abbeygate Shop

The Abbeygate shop is an easier way for you to purchase products and services online associated with student life at Abbeygate. It is an easy and safe way to buy and pay for the following items for college:

  • Course Materials
  • Exam Fees
  • Printing Credits
  • Trips

You do not need any information from us you can create your own account or checkout as a guest.  Payment is via PayPal or debit/credit card.

To experience the convenience of the Abbeygate shop, why not have a look!

Click here to go to the Abbeygate Shop