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Student Finance & Bursaries

Ways we can help you afford to study at Nescot

Choosing to study at Nescot is an investment in your future, but we know that affording tuition fees and living costs can sometimes be tricky. At Nescot we have a range of measures to help make it easier for you to afford to take a college course.

Over 19? You may qualify for a free course, reduced fees or an advanced learner loan.

Students aged over 19 may be able to study qualifications at level 2 for FREE. If you are working but your salary is less than £21,547.50 if you live in a London Borough or £18,525 if you live outside of London or if you are claiming an out of work or means tested benefit please contact our Student Finance team who will be able to confirm if you will be eligible for your course for free. You can email them studentfinance@nescot.ac.uk or call them on 020 8394 3186 or 020 8394 3033.

Nescot Bursary 

Further Education students living in households with a take home income of less than £23,800 who would like help towards their college costs may apply to the College bursary fund.

Laptop loans

Nescot has several hundred laptops available to loan to students each academic year. ​Students who hold an EHCP, have indicated they have an additional support need at enrolment or those in receipt of bursary, are eligible for long-term laptop loans from the LRC, subject to availability.

Laptops can be taken and used at home. The student (or parent/carer) will be required to sign to say they will pay for any damages, should they occur.

ALS & EHCP laptop loan forms must be countersigned by a member of the Learning Support Team. Bursary laptop loan forms must be countersigned by Student Finance. Laptops loans are recorded on the LRC system. Students will need their College ID.

More information on Student Finance

Nescot has a specialist financial support team who are on hand to advise on all the monetary aspects of coming to College.

Our advisors are based in-college and can give up-to-date, expert advice on student finance issues including:

  • Fee Remission
  • Level 2 and 3 Entitlement
  • Bursary Funds
  • Fee Assessments
  • Student Visas
  • National Skills Funding
  • Advanced Learner Loans
  • Higher Education Student Support

The team is responsible for the administration of the college's Support Funds for students and other government schemes.

All full-time courses for Under-19s are free.

Finance Team Contact Details

Please phone Sharon Greenwood on 020 8394 3033 or Jacqui Kavanagh on 020 8394 3186 for further details, or email studentfinance@nescot.ac.uk

Students Aged 19 or Over

If you are aged 19 or over on the 31st August of each academic year then you may have to pay tuition fees for your course. However for some courses if you meet one or more of the criteria below you may not have to pay your tuition fees (other fees such as equipment, uniform etc will still be payable):

Further education courses up to level 3 (subject to course eligibility)

  • Unemployed, need the course to gain skills to get employment and in receipt of Job Seekers' Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, or Universal Credit*
  • In receipt of one of the following benefits, and the course you are undertaking is relevant to your employment prospects: Income Support*, Employment Support Allowance (income based)*, Universal Credit*, Housing Benefit*, Council Tax Benefit*, Working Tax Credits*, or Pension Credit Guarantee Only.
  • Living in a London borough and earning less than £21,157.50 gross per year.
  • Living in an out of London borough and earning less than £18,525 gross per year.
  • 19-23 year olds without a full level 2 or above qualification.

Further education courses at level 3 (subject to course eligibility)

  • 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 or above qualification.
  • 19 years old and over, without a full level 3 qualification and the course is on the Level 3 Adult Offer List (National Skills Funding or Free Courses for Jobs)
  • 19+ years, with a full level 3 qualification, living in a London borough, unemployed and on benefits or earning less than £21,157.50 gross per year and course is on the London Recovery Flexibility List.
  • 19+ years, with a full level 3 qualification, living in an out of London borough, unemployed and on benefits or earning less than £18,525 gross per year and course is on the Free Courses for Jobs List.

*Earnings must be less than £345 per month (single person), £552 per month (household).