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Bursaries and Funds

Regent College London is very much aware that undertaking a higher education qualification comes with several costs associated and that concerns around solvency can lead to applications being dissuaded from pursuing a course, or students disengaging with, or even abandoning their course.

In order to minimise such scenarios and to improve access, continuation, achievement and progression within the student body, the College operates a number of schemes in line with its Access and Participation Plan  to offer financial assistance to students in addition to that which they receive from their maintenance loans from Student Finance England.

 

Bursary Financial Award

We currently have three bursary awards available to eligible students. The student application must demonstrate at least 90% attendance and 100% submission of assignments – including extensions. Advance payment is not available, and awards are only paid out once attendance and submissions are confirmed. This can take up one month after deadline submission.

These include the following:

Postcode Bursary

The postcode bursary is in place to help students who live in deprived areas. All students that apply for the bursary will automatically be registered for the postcode bursary. The maximum amount payable per year of study is £250.

Care Leaver Bursary

The legal definition of a care leaver comes from The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 which states that a Care Leaver is someone who has been in the care of the Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more spanning their 16th birthday. The maximum amount payable per year of study is £1,000.

Disability Bursary

The disability bursary seeks to support students who have a disability.

Eligibility
You can apply for the Disabled Bursary if you have any kind of disability that affects your ability to study such as the following:

  • Learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, or ADHD
  • Mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression
  • Physical disability such as partially sighted or must use crutches
  • Long-term health condition such as cancer, chronic heart disease or HIV

 

Financial Support

The Hardship Fund

The aim of the Hardship Fund is to support students who may be facing financial difficulties as well as students who may be facing unexpected and significant short-term situation outside their control resulting in them requiring financial assistance. The fund is not in place to support throughout the duration of the programme of studies and is not able to meet all expenditures. The student hardship fund is in place to assist with a contribution to core living costs. The fund cannot support nor contribute towards the payment of tuition fees. Private paying students will need to be up to date with their tuition fee payments before their applications are processed. Each application is assessed on individual need and there is no guarantee that an award will be made. The maximum amount payable is £1,000. Buckinghamshire New University students are also able to apply for the hardship fund with Regent College London.

The Emergency Loan Scheme

The scheme is only available to students who have not received the first instalment of their maintenance loan. The scheme is not in place to support students throughout the duration of the programme of studies and is not designed to meet all expenditures. The scheme is in place to assist with a contribution to core living costs. Each application is assessed on individual need and there is no guarantee that an award will be made. The maximum amount payable is £500. Please note: Approved applicants are required to pay the loan back once they receive their first maintenance loan.

Students who wish to apply for any of the above must be intending to register directly with Regent College London. Students who are going to register with one of our university partners should enquire with the respective university to learn more about and apply to their financial support mechanism.

Regent College London – bursariesandfunds@rcl.ac.uk

University of Bolton – studentfunding@bolton.ac.uk

University of Northampton – study@northampton.ac.uk