Student Bursary Applications 2024-25

Students at HNC can access a range of financial support at HNC, and we make applying for this support simple and easy. Please note that incoming Year 12 students must apply by the published deadline of 11 July in order for support to be in place from their start at College. Students can apply after this deadline, and following enrolment, but this will mean that there is a delay to the support being available. If students are eligible, the following financial support is made available:

  • A catering allowance of £6.50 per day (£5 for lunch, £1.50 for breakfast). This can be spent throughout the day in any of our on-site catering outlets
  • A free bus pass. Students can choose from either a bus pass for the dedicated NC bus service (used by HNC students only) or an M Card, which can be used on public transport.  Please note students must state their choice when applying as this cannot be changed following receipt of an application. We therefore recommend that students compare the two before selecting their answer, a list of current NC College bus routes can be found here.
  • Up to £140 per month, for the most vulnerable students, paid directly into the student’s bank account
  • Discounts on the purchase of essential resources purchased through WisePay. 

Eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Students who are currently in receipt of Free School Meals will in, 24/25, receive a catering allowance if they have submitted a copy of their FSM award letter
  • If household income is less than £25,800 per  annum – a catering allowance and travel support (if required)
  • If the student’s household income is between £25,801 – £30, 800 – a bus pass (either an M Card, or College bus pass) (if required and if eligible).

To apply, simply complete the form below and attach all supporting information as relevant. Please note that although applications will be processed ahead of enrolment for new students, we cannot issue bus passes or catering allowances until a student formally enrols.

Bursary Applications

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    If your application is successful, and provided you are eligible, would you prefer an M Card or a pass for the dedicated NC College service? Please note that this CANNOT be changed following the submission of this form, so please ensure you choose the best option for you(Required)
    Select any of the following statements below that apply to you. If you tick any of these, we will contact you regarding further additional support that may be available
    By selecting the yes button and submitting this form you confirm that the information contained in this form is accurate and you meet the criteria outlined above. Ticking this button also indicates that you understand that it is your responsibility to advise the College should your circumstances change and you are no longer entitled to receive a bursary(Required)
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