Student Finance

16-19 Bursary 2021-2022

The Student Bursary Fund aims to support students enrolled at Mirfield College who face the greatest financial barriers to learning. If you fall into one of the groups listed below, you may be able to benefit from the scheme.

Category A

(Priority 1)

Category B

(Priority 2)

Category C

(Priority 3)

Students in one of the following groups:

  • In care/care leaver; in receipt of income support or Universal Credit.
  • In receipt of Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments) AND Employment Support Allowance

You will be entitled to a bursary of up to £1,200.

Students living in a household where the gross annual income is below £16,190 (threshold for Working Tax Credits/Free School Meals) and you find it difficult to meet the cost of full time education, you may be entitled to some support.

 

 

 

Learners facing extreme financial barriers.

 

If you face real difficulties in continuing to stay in full time education, you can apply for assistance for the 16-19 Bursary.

 

Any help offered will be entirely at the discretion of the college.

 

The Government’s limited bursary funds will be provided as a contribution towards supporting the student to attend and be successful in their chosen studies.  Every young person receiving a bursary must satisfy the eligibility criteria according to the Education Funding Agency https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund  and Mirfield College 16-19 Bursary Student Guide 2021/2022. The bursary is only available during term time. The College will award any bursaries based on individual needs, the number of applications and the funds available.  Funds are only available where a genuine need for assistance is required and not all applications will be successful.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for help from the fund you will need to complete the application form. This can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

Download the 16-19 Bursary Application Form 2021/22

You must

  • Application forms are available online to download at the Mirfield College website
  • Be enrolled on a full time programme of study at Mirfield College
  • Be under 19 years of age on the 31 August 2021
  • Satisfy residency criteria
  • Have a bank or building society account in your own name in order to receive any payments

NEXT STEPS

Please bring your completed application form with supporting evidence to the student support office by Friday 1st October 2021. Support is means tested and you will be required to provide evidence of income. Please note for evidence of income we must have the original documents, photocopies are not acceptable.

Each application will be reviewed individually and once your application has been assessed you will be advised of the outcome by email and whether there are any conditions attached to the financial assistance awarded.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The application deadlines are as follows:

  • Category A & B (Priority 1 & 2) Friday 1st October 2021.
  • Late applications will start as soon as the application is processed and will not be backdated to the beginning of the college year. Please note as funding will already be allocated you may not be granted an award.
  • Category C (Priority 3) Any time during term time.

EVIDENCE

Priority 1:  

Letter from the local authority to evidence looked after status or evidence of entitlement.

Income Support or Universal Credit in own name – Evidence of entitlement.

Employment Support Allowance AND Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in own name – Evidence of entitlement.

Priority 2:

Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602) for the current tax year (April 2021-22) detailing entitlement to Working Tax Credits or Child Tax Credits. 

The three most recent Universal Credit monthly award statements, showing name, address and a breakdown of benefits and take-home pay.

Entitlement or Award letter showing evidence of a benefit received.

P60 for the tax year 2020/21.

Self-assessment tax calculation form (SA302) If you are self-employed this is the equivalent to the P60.

Priority 3:

Appropriate evidence to show that the financial problem is extreme and short term. Household     income evidence will be required as in Priority 2 above UNLESS you are already in receipt of a regular   Bursary payment.

APPEALS

If you wish to appeal against a decision please contact Ms Denham via email tdenham@themfg.co.uk

The decision will be referred to the Head of College, who will make the final decision.

All decisions will be confirmed in writing.

If you have any queries regarding the Bursary Fund or application process, please contact Ms Denham (during College hours ) in the Student Support Office 01924 483666 or email tdenham@themfg.co.uk