Other Sources of Financial Help

Other Sources of Financial Help for Students

The following sources of additional finance to help support your studies are available to students of all ages:


If you wish to apply for financial help for childcare whilst you are studying then help may be available through one of the following schemes. 

If you are under 20 on the first day of your course you can apply through the Care to Learn scheme for childcare. Help to do this is available through the Student Finance team.

If you are over 20 on the first day of your course help may be available through the 19+ Adult Education Bursary or the 19+ Loans Bursary Fund. Please read the details above on each of these to see which one you should apply for.

All childcare should be with a qualified provider registered with Ofsted. For help and advice on which fund to apply to please contact the Student Finance team.

For a list of registered childcare providers please contact your local council.

Contact the Student Finance team on 0207 573 3600 or email  


If you are: –

  • still 18 on 31 August before the start of the academic year
  • in full-time education
  • living in a London borough

For more information, visit the TFL website on the links below:

18+ Oyster

16+ Oyster

Or, look through our 18+ booklet and 16+ booklet for more information



Students may be entitled to reduced fares on trains, click here to find out more. For further information and terms and conditions, please contact National Rail Enquiries or go to your local station. Call 08457 484950 or visit



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