At Kensington and Chelsea College we do everything we can to support you into study. We know that many students have to get by on a limited budget. From this section you can find out all about the student finance help and support we provide.

We also have Student Finance experts based both our centres in Kensington and Chelsea. Our friendly and supportive team will be pleased to provide you with guidance and support.

Please follow the relevant links below to help you find the most useful information for you.

School leavers under 19

All study programmes for 16-18s at Kensington and Chelsea College are free.

We also run a 16-18 Bursary, which can help towards essential course costs such as equipment, trips and travel. What you are entitled to will depend on your circumstances, your household income, the course of study and how far you live from the college.

More information, guidance notes and application form available here:

Over 19

Adult learners aged 19 and over can benefit from a variety of financial support including

  • Free or reduced course fees (depending on previous educational level, benefit status and other factors)
  • 19+*Adult Education Bursary (AEB)

This is available to learners for help towards essential course costs. It is open to 19+ students studying Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 qualifications, or who are under 23 and studying their first Level 3 qualification What you are entitled to will depend on your circumstances, your household income, the course of study and how far you live from the college.

  • 19+ Loans Bursary Funds (LBF)

This fund is available for our 19+ learners who have taken the Advanced Learner Loan (https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/overview) for tuition fees. What you are entitled to will depend on your circumstances, your household income, the course of study and how far you live from the college.

More information, guidance notes and application form available here:

  • If you are studying HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, you should also read the Higher Education funding section

Higher Education student funding

Our students on HNC / HND and Foundation Degree courses are eligible for financial support through ‘Student Finance England’ to help with a loan for the course fee and for a maintenance loan and grant to support living expenses whilst on the course.

More information, guidance notes and application forms are available here:

Additional funding

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

Childcare

We offer a Nursery at the College for children ages 14 months – 5 years. For more information about our Nursery contact Nusrat n.khan@kcc.ac.uk

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 studentfinance@kcc.ac.uk

Travel

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.

Trains

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 www.nationalrail.co.uk