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Financial support for students aged 16–18, LLDD students aged 19+ who have an Education, Health, Care Plan and students aged 19 continuing on the 2nd year of a programme they began when aged 18

The Advice and Admissions team can provide you with financial advice, including support available to help you with the cost associated with studying. 

Course fees

If you are aged 16–18, you are unlikely to pay any tuition fees for our programmes.

There may be additional charges for materials, trips and kit to enhance your learning experience. These are kept to a minimum.

How to pay for additional costs

Payment may be made in person, over the phone or electronically to the Advice and Admissions department

The preferred methods of payment are:

  • Most major credit and debit cards, excluding American Express
  • Bank transfer (please use your student ID as the reference)
  • Online via the payment portal

In certain circumstances, other payment methods may be used, including:

  • cheques

Due to the risks prevented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting cash payments until further notice.

College bursaries

View Bursaries

Downloads for 16–18 students

16–18 bursary form PDF 2020–21

16–18 bursary form guidance notes PDF 2020–21

For students aged 19+ that are continuing on the second year of a programme they began when they were aged 18, please use the 2019-20 guidance notes below.

16–18 bursary form guidance notes PDF 2019–20

Any bursary payment is subject to at least a 92% attendance rate and adherence to the college's Code of Conduct. 

How to apply

There are two ways to apply: simply download an application form from the website or pick up a hard copy from your campus Advice Centre. 

Here are the ways you can submit your completed application form – please remember to include or attach copies of all the required documentation (see page 2 of the bursary application):

  • by email to
  • in person to the Advice Centre
  • by post to: Group Student Finance, Activate Learning, Banbury and Bicester College, Broughton Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 9QA.

Please note: We advise that you send postal applications by recorded or special delivery and only include photocopies, not original documents as we cannot guarantee to return these documents.

Please be reassured that your application will remain confidential, please refer to our privacy policy on our website. 

If you need help filling out the form, you can call an adviser on 0800 612 6008 and we will be happy to help.

Apply early!

Please apply as early as you can. These Government bursary funds are limited, we will distribute them on a first come, first served basis. It is possible that the fund might be exhausted by the time you apply.

If you are not satisfied with how your bursary application has been handled or you want to appeal a decision, please write to Group Head of Advice and Admissions. 


Course Costs Form 2020-21
(To be completed if you are applying for a course costs bursary)
Change of details form