Student Finance

16-19 Bursary 2020-2021

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  and Mirfield College 16-19 Bursary Student Guide 2020/2021.


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 2020/21

You must

  • 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