For support with study and childcare costs – 19+ Learners 

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

  • £0 - £20,000 may be eligible for study costs, fee support and childcare costs (if required)
  • £20,001 - £25,000 may be eligible for study costs and fee support

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?

Section 5 – Study Assistance

Free College Meals will be assessed automatically for students in receipt of Advanced Learning Loan or EHCP


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?

Have you applied for an Advanced Learning Loan (if required for your course)?

In order to assess this application proof of income must be provided, please see below examples of evidence you can provide:

**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.

As well as proof of income you also need to provide electronic copies of the following evidence before your application can be assessed:

  • Your birth certificate or valid passport

  • Full birth certificate for all children that you are apply for funding

  • Copy of your course timetable

  • Ofsted Registration Certificate (childcare provider should send this - please see below for further information)

We kindly request that you submit all supporting evidence to Please call Student Services on 01642 333606 if you experience any problems.


If you are a student aged 20+ please provide the following information. Please be advised that childcare will only be paid for the days that you are timetabled at College or on mandatory placement (confirmation of placement days will need to be provided by your tutor).  Students who are aged 19 years old need to apply for Childcare funding through Care to Learn via the website.

Child(ren)s details – only for those that you are applying for funding for

Your childcare provider will need to complete a form which you can ask Student Services to post to you by calling 01642 333606 or emailing

If you use more than one provider, you must ask for a copy of the form and send all Childcare Provider information forms back to student finance at the College.

All childcare providers MUST be OFSTED REGISTERED.


I will abide by College Regulations. To the best of my knowledge, everything I have declared on this form is both true and complete. I will inform Student Services if anything changes with my personal circumstances including household income. I understand that I may be asked to provide evidence of continued eligibility to fee remission. I agree to Middlesbrough College processing personal data, including “sensitive” personal data (ethnicity, disability, etc.) contained on this form or other data that the College may obtain from me or other people, whilst I am a student. I agree the processing of such data for any purposes connected with my studies or my health and safety whilst on the premises or for any other legitimate reason.
I understand that any fraudulent claims will be investigated.
I understand that once a written offer is received, any financial assistance is subject to satisfactory attendance, behaviour and performance, and if the conditions are not adhered to, funding may be withdrawn and I may be liable to repay any payments made or return any equipment the College has funded.
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Please ensure that you have answered each section and ensure that you forward all documentary evidence to

Once completed, the preferred method of communication would be via email. We kindly request that you submit all supporting 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.