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 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 and Tier 4 Student Visas.

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

Students living in households with an gross income of less than £28,000, who would like help towards their college costs should complete the relevant bursary application form. Forms are available to download below or from Student Finance in Room L13a. Eligible Further Education students will receive help towards costs such as:

  • Travel
  • Childcare (students aged 20 plus). Students aged under 20 can apply to the Care to Learn Scheme
  • Free School Meals
  • Books/Equipment
  • Trips

The following students may apply for a Vulnerable Student Bursary of up to £1,200 per year, dependent on financial need:-

  • In Care
  • Receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right
  • Care Leavers
  • Receiving income Support or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves and/or a child/partner

Please complete the relevant application form and return it to Student Finance in Room L13a, together with the supporting documentation. All applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis.

If you are receiving a bursary in the academic year 2019/2020, click here for a calendar showing when payments will be made.

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

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):

  • 19 – 23 year olds without a full level 2 or 3 qualification
  • Unemployed, need the course to gain skills to get employment and in receipt of Job Seekers' Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group), 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

*Earnings must be less than £338 per month (single person), £541 per month (household).

  • Living in a London borough and earnings less than £20,572.50 gross per year
  • Living in an out of London borough and earning less than £16,009.50 per year








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