Confused by fees or need financial support?
The Student Finance Team supports students who, for whatever reason, need financial help to complete their studies.
Each year The Bournemouth & Poole College receives money from the Government for financial bursaries. They can cover travelling to The College, course equipment and course costs and so help students achieve their goals and successfully complete their course.
We can’t guarantee funding as it’s subject to what is made available from the Government, and applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.
Finance is a complex area, so if you have any questions or need more information please contact the Student Finance team on 01202 205660.
What could you apply for?
Bursaries and Discretionary Learner Support Funds
If you are aged 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for a bursary and if you are over 19 years old, you can apply for the Discretionary Learner Support Fund.
If you’d like to apply for childcare funding you will need to complete a Student Finance Application Form and a Childcare Application Form.
Aged 19 or over?
If you receive an Advanced Learning Loan support may be available for Travel and Childcare:
Two bursary funds managed by local charity the Dorset Community Foundation supports young people aged 16-21 who are looking to start or continue their professional and technical (job-related) courses.
The Superior STEM Bursary fund (for Science, Technology, Engineering or maths courses) and the Dorset Community Foundation's Bursary Scheme focus on supporting particularly disadvantaged young people and applicants will have to evidence financial need.
More information is available from our Student Finance team or from the Dorset Community Foundation.
Flexible Payment Options
Spreading the cost of your course
You can opt to pay your course fees in full at the time of enrolment or, if you prefer, you can choose to pay in instalments. In this event you would pay 20% of your course fee by cash or credit/debit card when you enrol, followed by eight equal monthly direct debit payments (to be paid in full by the end of your course). You will need to set up your Direct Debit mandate when you enrol.
How to apply
Application forms need to be completed in full, including relevant evidence, and posted to:
Student Finance Team
The Bournemouth & Poole College
Phone: 01202 205660.
Fees Policy 16/17
Funding cannot be guaranteed by The College and is subject to the funding made available from the government. Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.