Gateshead College can give you advice on the grants available to
you to help you come to College, so money isn't such a worry when
you come to study.
Below is an overview of some of the help that is available. You
can also download full information on help and support and how to
apply, just click on a link below:
Financial Information and Advice if
you're aged 16-18 (pdf, opens in new
and Advice if you're aged 19+ (pdf, opens in new
If you're aged 16-18 you could qualify for a Gateshead
College Bursary. These bursaries provide financial support to help
you with meals, transport, equipment or other course related
The bursary awards grants of up to £1200 depending on personal
circumstances. Information will be available throughout the year so
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If you would like to find out how the Bursaries can help you, or
to apply, please contact our Support Funds Team on 0191 490 2299 or
Gateshead College Foundation
We have set up a dedicated charity to help more people be
able to afford to study and come to our College. The Foundation
funds are offered in addition to the Bursaries and Grants that are
provided by the Government, so it's another reason to choose to
study with us.
You can apply to the Foundation to help with;
- Travel costs
- Course resources or equipment
- Trips or visits associated with your course
You can also visit the Gateshead College Foundation website, www.believefoundation.co.uk
Discretionary Learner Support Fund
If you need help with course related costs, we may be
able to help. Call 0191 490 2299 for more information.
Army Bursary Scheme
Thinking of joining the Army? You could get paid £2000 to
go to college and get a job at the end of it. As well as studying
for your qualification, you'll benefit from work experience with
Subjects include administration, construction, business
management, engineering, health and social care, hospitality and
catering, ICT, media and communication, music, public services,
sport and logistics. Call Student Services on 0191 490 4611 or
for more information.
Fees and grants for HE courses
If you are a full-time student, you may qualify
for a loan for your fees, a loan for living costs and possibly
other income assessed grants or allowances depending on your
For part-time students in 2012 you can apply
for a loan for your fees.
All eligible students can apply for Disabled Students Allowance
if you need additional support because of a disability or a
specific learning difficulty.
Find out more at www.direct.gov.uk/yourfuture, apply
online at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
or contact our Students' Advice Service on
0191 490 2325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional/Career Development Loan
This is a bank loan which you must pay back that is available to
pay for learning that enhances job skills or career prospects. For
information or to apply visit www.direct.gov.uk/pcdl
You can get more help from
our Students' Advice Service >