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Financial Support

For students who start their FE full-time courses aged between 16 - 18 years, there are no tuition or examination fees.

Assistance with fees

You may be entitled to a reduction of course fees if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance. Documentary evidence must be provided. Please call 0800 032 1986 for further details.

Education Maintenance Allowance (Wales)

For information regarding the EMA Wales Scheme you can visit the Student Finance Wales website by following the link below -

Welsh Government Learning Grant Further Education

For information regarding the Welsh Government learning Grant  you can visit the Student Finance Wales website by following the link below -

16 - 19 Bursaries and the Adult Learner Support Fund

Application packs for the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund and Adult Learner Support Fund can be downloaded using the links on this page.

For students intending to study at Ludlow College please see details on the Ludlow College website at

The funds are means-tested and intended to assist learners in overcoming financial barriers to participation at College. More detailed information is available from Learner Services or our Finance Department.

Learners wishing to apply should contact the Learner Services Team on 0800 032 1986, or you can request an application pack by emailing, stating the learners full name, postal address, date of birth, and intended course of study.

All applications are considered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and support funds are limited so early application is essential. .

Advanced Learner Loans

Click here for information about advanced learner loans.

Online Resources

The student finance section of the 'Student Room' website has the latest news and advice for all students, including those going to university.

Students can also follow Student Finance England at and to take part in student finance surgeries.