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Student Finance & Bursaries

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 Room L13A in the LRC 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.

Further Education students living in households with a gross income of less than £23,000 who would like help towards their college costs may apply to the College bursary fund.

​Students who hold an EHCP, have indicated they have an additional support need at enrolment (noted by an ALS note on Promonitor) or those in receipt of bursary, are eligible for long-term laptop loans from the LRC.

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 in N17. Bursary laptop loan forms must be countersigned by Sharon Greenwood in Student Finance. Laptops loans are recorded on the LRC system. Students will need their College ID.

Finance Team Contact Details

Please phone Sharon Greenwood on 020 8394 3033 or Jacqui Kavanagh on 020 8394 3186 for further details, or email

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 £17,374.50 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.
  • 24 years old and over, without a full level 3 qualification and the course is on the Level 3 Adult Offer List (National Skills Funding)
  • 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.

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