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Financial Support


Here at South Devon College, we are pleased to offer a range of support for students who are either starting or continuing their studies with us in September 2016. This support, which includes bursaries, College meals and travel support, is designed to remove barriers to successful learning. We also provide financial support for students starting a degree with us. Find out about all of our Financial support and fees for our University students here.

Please see below for an overview of the types of financial support you could be eligible for:

What you might need additional finance for

Type of funding (finance) available 

Age 16-18 

Age 19+

Tuition Fees Fee Remission (FREE tuition) or Advanced Learner Loan Available on all full-time fundable courses

Free tuition for Level 2 courses Dependant on your individual circumstances.

The Advanced Learner Loan is available for students studying a Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course.

Travel South Devon Travel Pass or petrol allowance funded through bursaries  FREE Travel Pass applied for through the 16-18 Bursary Fund dependant on household income and distance of home address from College  Travel Pass or petrol allowance awarded through the Learner Support Fund. Amount and eligibility dependant on individual circumstances.
Equipment  Essential equipment/books/uniform can be supported through bursaries  Funding available through the 16-18 Bursary Fund, eligibility criteria applies Funding available through the Learner Support Fund, eligibility criteria applies.
Childcare costs Funding available through bursaries and government schemes  Apply directly to Care to Learn. Eligibility not linked to household income  Care to Learn is available to anyone aged 19 at the start of their course. All other childcare support can be applied for through the Learner Support Fund, eligibility criteria applies.
Food Free College Meals Eligibility for Free College Meals assessed through the 16-18 Bursary application. Only available to those with an Education Health Care Plan. Other eligibility criterion also apply


If you would like to know more about the types of financial support available to you, please see below or contact us on 08000 380 123, or email