Financial Support for 18/19

16-18 (School Leavers)

Not sure how you will support yourself in College?

The Student Services team at The City of Liverpool College understands that everyone has different needs, not only around learning but also in the support needed to come to college. 

We will help you every step of the way to make sure your time spent in college is hassle free. The team can help you with important things such as: 

 Please note, you must be aged 16-18 on 31.8.18 (or aged up to 24 if you have an Education and Health Care Plan - EHCP) for you to be eligible for this support


You can apply for help with travel if you live 1.5+ miles from your college centre of attendance/placement and come from a househoold whose income is under/up to £25,000.

We ask you to contribute £20 towards your travel pass each term.


The college has a limited fund with which to offer support to students with additional on course costs such as books, stationery, materials and equipment.

  • You can apply for this support if your household income is under/up to £25,000.


The college offers a weekly Progress Bursary to students in certain circumstances. Please contact the Student Finance Team directly for more information.


Government funding is available through the Care to Learn scheme. In order to qualify you must be 19 years of age or under, enrolled on a course of further education, caring for your own children and using a registered childcare provider.

Tuition Fee Waiver:



If your family receives one of the welfare benefits listed below, you may be entitled to receive free FE meals if you are aged 16-18 on 31.8.18.

If you are aged 16-18 on 31.8.18 and receive one of the following welfare benefits in your own name, then you may also be eligible.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based JSA
  • Income-related ESA
  • Support under Part Vl of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
  • Working Tax Credit run on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400.00 pa 

If you qualify for Free FE Meals, you will also be eligible for a College Bursary of £15 per week, based on attendance and other course-related requirements. (Not available to Progress Bursary students.)


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