Help With Fees

Whatever your age, the College has a range of options to support you with the financial costs of study.

Your Complete Guide to Financial Assistance

16-18 Bursary Fund

Depending on your circumstances, we offer bursaries and financial assistance for young students to help them as they continue full-time education. This is intended to contribute to the cost of books and other resources that are needed in order to be successful at college.

We also offer free breakfast, free lunch and discounted travel to all 16-18-year-olds who study at our college.

Please contact our admissions team on 0208 257 4446 to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Advanced Learning Loan and Bursary

Financial help may be available for applicants aged 24 and over who enrol to study at Level 3 or Level 4. Advanced
Learning Loans have been created to help you pay for the tuition fees that many students must pay at colleges and
training organisations all over the country.

It’s easy to apply; your household income isn’t taken into account and there are no credit checks or upfront payments. You won’t even have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year! If you have successfully applied for an Advanced Learner Loan then you may also be eligible for further financial support through the Advanced Learning Loan Bursary.

To find out if you are able to apply for support speak to a member of staff from student services at the One Stop Shop.

Care to Learn

The Care to Learn scheme can help with childcare costs while you study. You must be aged under 20 at the start of your course. Speak to a member of staff from student services at the One Stop Shop to find out if you are eligible for support, or contact the Student Bursary Support Service if you need advice or help.


Application forms are available at the One Stop Shop in Learning Waves at East Ham Campus and from the Customer
Help Point at Stratford Campus.

Visit: www.gov.uk/care-to-learn
Email: c2l@studentbursarysupport.co.uk
Call: 0800 121 8989

Higher Education Maintenance Loan

If you are a full-time student in Higher Education, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan.

The Maintenance Loan is available to help with your living costs, such as rent, food, books, travel and other expenses,
while you’re studying.

The amount you can get depends on where you live, where you study and your household income.

For more information Visit: www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance/new-fulltime-students
Or Speak to a member of staff at the One Stop Shop.

Learner Support Funds

If you are aged 19 or over you could receive a bursary or a learner support grant to help you with your study costs, including stationery, equipment or travel. To make an enquiry or pick up an application form please call or visit the One Stop Shop at East Ham Campus or the Customer Help Point at Stratford Campus, call us on 020 8257 4346 or email Learner.supportfund@newham.ac.uk

The Learning Revolution Trust

Established by Newham College, The Learning Revolution Trust supports learners to stay in further and higher education by providing financial support. Our primary groups are described below:

  • Care Leavers Further Education Support Award
  • Adult Learners Further Education Support Awards
  • Higher Education Support Award
  • Sports Award

For further info visit www.learningrevolutiontrust.org.uk/apply/ or email gina.burgess@newham.ac.uk

TURN2US

Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through partner organisations. To find out if Turn2us can help you, speak to a member of staff from student services at the One Stop Shop, call on 020 8257 4470 or email onestopshop@newham.ac.uk.

Visit: www.turn2us.org.uk
Call: 0808 802 2000

Other Financial Support

Zip 16+ Oyster photocard
Discounted travel cards and pay as you go travel on buses, tubes, trams, DLR, London Overground and some National
Rail services.

18+ Student Oyster photo card
Get 30% off the price of adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets.

Free lunch for 16-18 year olds

Free breakfast for all students who arrive before 8:45am

NUS discount card
NUS extra has the best student discounts around that you can use online and in store. Top brands include: 5% off at
Amazon, 10% off ASOS, Up to 40% off at Pizza Express, 25% off Odeon student priced tickets, and loads more!