We may be able to help you cover the costs of studying at Gateshead College.
If you are struggling to cover the cost of coming to college, we may be able to help.
Funds are available to assist financially disadvantaged learners through one of two Government-backed funds – 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund and Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund.
What is 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund?
If you are aged over 19 on 31st August 2023 and studying on Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 courses, or studying on Level 3 courses and have received fee remission, we may be able to give you help towards the following:
What is Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund?
If you are aged over 19, studying on Level 3 course and have taken out in full or part an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.
We may be able to give you help towards the following:
To be eligible for funds above you:
This would be gross annual household income and if you are over 19 and living with parents we will ask for your personal income, not the income of your parents.
Our online application system allows you to apply, access and view your bursary payments easily and securely. With the online portal you'll be able to see any upcoming payments and view your payments status.
In order to set up an account with PayMyStudent you need your Student Number. If you do not know your Student Number please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 4904627.
Fees Support Applications - please be aware application for Fees Support is a paper based form.
To access Fees Support application please email email@example.com or call 0191 490 4627. Application will also be available from Support Funds Team at Baltic Campus and at most reception points.
For information about tickets available and discounts go to:
For students with disabilities or learning difficulties visit www.nexus.org.uk/ticket-information/concessions/disabled-adults
Contact the Support Funds Team
For information about student funding contact:
Support Funds Team
0191 490 4627
When you apply online, you will be asked to upload evidence of your/parents’ income.
Your application may take up to 14 working days to process. We will email or write to you with a decision. Please ensure, where possible, that you submit your application in plenty of time before you start your course.
You need to ensure you can fund AT LEAST 2-3 WEEKS travel to college.
You may also want to purchase your own equipment/kit/uniform before starting the course as awards will not be processed until you are confirmed as attending your course.
All eligible students have the right to request a review of the initial assessment. If funds are depleted, or the individual or the course is not eligible for support, there are no grounds for a review or appeal. Details will be in your notification letter.