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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 £30,000
  • for families with over 4 children the household income threshold is £35,000

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

Applications for the 2023-2024 are now open. Please make sure you have read the bursary statement before applying.

2023-2024 Bursary Statement

2023-2024 Bursary Application Form

Applications for 2024-2025 will be available shortly. Please do not apply using the 2023-2024 application form.

If you have any queries regarding the bursary process, please email

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 and 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

To experience the convenience of the Abbeygate shop, why not have a look!  Information will be available soon!