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Learner Support Fund 22/23

 

The College has financial support available to help students with the costs of coming to College. If your household income is less than £35,501 you could be eligible to access financial support to help with:

Who can apply?

Students aged 16 to 18 who are enrolled on a full-time course. If you are a looked after child or care leaver then please contact Student Support for support making your application. 

If you are 19+ please discuss your eligibility with one of our Student Support team on 01923 812646 or heretohelp@westherts.ac.uk.

Apply Now

It's time to apply for our Learner Support Fund for the academic year 2022-23. Please complete our Learner Support Fund Application online here. Please note you will need your Student ID number to complete the application.

 

 

 

Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of your household income (pay slips, benefit evidence) – once you’ve submitted your application you will be sent instructions on how to provide your evidence. For more information about evidence please click here.

Here to help

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01923 812646 or email heretohelp@westherts.ac.uk 

How much will I get?

You may be eligible for up to 100% of your travel costs and if you are 19+ your enrolment costs. Depending on your income or if you are on qualifying benefit you can be eligible for up to 90% of other course costs.

If you are aged 16-25 we will consider your annual household income. If you are aged 25+ we will consider your household income independent from any parent/carers and will only include your personal income.

If you are required to purchase kit or equipment prior to the start of your course, you will need to provide proof of purchase/receipts. If you are requesting support with travel costs please note you will also need to apply for any relevant discount cards e.g. Herts Savercard/16+ Oyster card etc.

When will I find out if I have been awarded funding?

The College aims to process all applications within 10 working days of receiving a completed application form and supporting evidence. 

If you’re awaiting an outcome from your application then please wait ten working days before contacting us, our team will contact you directly if they require any further information.

The College expects good attendance throughout the year and your award will be affected if your attendance drops at any time; travel awards will be reduced for every full day absence.

Further information

If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01923 812646 or email heretohelp@westherts.ac.uk.