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16 to 19 Financial Support

Peterborough College can offer financial support to any student from low-income households who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training. There are a number of funds you can apply for depending on your personal circumstance.

The College has separate funding criteria for the following:

  • 16-18 Vulnerable Bursary
  • 16-18 Discretionary Learner Support Fund
  • 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund
Frequently Asked Questions

16 – 19 Vul­ner­a­ble Stu­dent Bursary

If you fall into one of the following groups you may be eligible to apply for the Vulnerable Bursary:

  • Young People in Care
  • Care Leavers
  • Receiving Income support or Universal Credit in your own right because you are financially supporting yourself or/and someone who is dependent on you
  • Receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independent Payment in your own right and Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit in your own right

If you fall into one or more of these groups above you can apply for a Vulnerable Bursary of up to 1,200 per academic year. You will receive a weekly payment which is attendance based. You may also be eligible for help with transport to and from college, uniform and equipment and any mandatory trips.

Eligible and continuing students who live in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, that turn 19 during their course will be able to access a Vulnerable Bursary fund to support them with continuing their studies. Please contact the information team for details.

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