For the College Bursary and support with study costs – 16-18 Learners


Please only complete this form if your household income is less than £25,000:

  • £0 - £20,000 may be eligible for bursary and study costs
  • £20,001 - £25,000 may be eligible for study costs only

For more information on Financial Assistance please contact Student Services.

Please complete all sections of this form. If you do not know your student number this can be added at a later time.


Section 1 – Course Details

Are you a new Middlesbrough College student or a returning student?

Course type

Section 2 – Student's Personal Details

Address must match that on income evidence & College enrolment system.


Gender assigned at birth

Section 3 – Residential Status

Have you been a resident in the UK / EEA for the last 3 years?

Are you an unaccompanied Asylum Seeker?

Section 4 – Home Status

Who do you live with?

Are you currently in Care (e.g. in foster care or Local Authority Care)?

Have you left Care?

If Yes (you have left Care) have you been looked after for 13 weeks or more since the age of 14?

Section 5 – Study Assistance

Bursaries and Free College Meals will be assessed automatically
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Section 1 - Income

Do you have a taxable household income of less than £20,000?

Do you have a taxable household income of less than £25,000?

Was the student entitled to Free School Meals while at School?

Do you claim any of the following benefits?

Universal Credit

Income Support

Income-based Job Seekers Allowance

Personal Independent Payments (PIP) (must be in receipt of another benefit alongside)

Disability Living Allowance (must be in receipt of another benefit alongside)

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and an annual income which does not exceed £16,190.

Guarantee element of Pension Credit

In order to assess this application proof of income must be provided, please see below examples of evidence you can provide: 
  • Universal Credits (most recent payment statement showing full breakdown)  

  • P60 2020-2021

  • Income Support**

  • Last 3 wage slips (paid monthly)

  • Last 4 wage slips (paid weekly / fortnightly)

  • Job Seekers Allowance**

  • Employment Support**

  • Pension Guarantee** 

  • Local Authority letter if you are in or have Left Care

  • Working / Child Tax Credit Award Notice (headed Tax Credit Award April 2021-April 2022 and will show income for 2020-2021 on page 2 or 3)

** this can be either a letter dated within 3 months stating you are in receipt of the benefit or alternatively you can provide a bank statement dated within 3 months showing your name and address along with 3 or more payments being paid into your account.

Please email copies of all evidence to  Please call Student Services on 01642 333606 if you experience any problems.


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Please ensure that you (and your parent/guardian as noted) have answered each section and ensure that you forward all documentary evidence to

Once completed, the preferred method of communication would be via email. Please email copies of all evidence to Please call Student Services on 01642 333606 if you experience any problems.

If you do not have an email address you can hand a copy of your evidence into Student Services at the College (please
do not post the application and evidence to us). You can submit the application at any time but payments will only commence once you have enrolled, we have checked and approved your eligibility and you are attending classes. 

Following receipt of your application, you will be informed of the outcome of your application by email or text in due course.