Financial Support

There are various financial support mechanisms available for students who are experiencing financial difficulty whilst studying at Bury College.

These include

  • 19 + Learner Support Funds
  • 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Bursary
  • 16-19 Bursaries
  • Free College Meals
  • Support with Travel Costs for further information on concessionary travel for students in the Greater Manchester Area please see the following links and For those travelling from outside of Greater Manchester please speak to your local transport companies about student concessions.
  • Care to Learn (for young parents aged 16-19)
  • Bury College Scholarships - Sports and Community

Support can be used to supplement the costs of attending college, eg transport, college equipment, meals in college, books, trips, specialised kits and other course related costs.

There is also a limited amount of funding to support students aged 20+ with childcare costs.


Funding for Childcare

Funding for childcare is limited and runs out quickly.  Please contact Anne Holt in Student Services as soon as possible if you think you may require help form this fund.

Anne Holt

0161 280 8420   


Advanced Learner Loans - helping you achieve your ambitions

Take the financial worry away from your studies and:

- Learn new skills
- Progress in your job role
- Begin a new career
- Take the first step towards university

Get a step closer to your dream job.

Are you age 19 or above?

If you’re planning to study at Level 3 to 6 you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help you to pay the fees charged by approved colleges and training organisations in England.

For more information click here to download our leaflet.

 If you have any questions please contact us directly on 0161 280 8421 or via email: if you have any questions.

Application Forms will be available online from Monday 24th August 2020.


All financial support is subject to eligibility criteria - to find out more about what you may be entitled to please read the information in the links below. 

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