Discretionary Hardship

Discretionary Hardship

Discretionary Hardship

Students who are experiencing hardship as a direct result of undertaking a College course may apply for assistance from the College through the FE or HE Discretionary Funds. Applications for support from this fund are means tested and based on need. These funds are cash limited, so it’s important to apply early.

Priority categories for support for FE and HE students:

  • Students in their own accommodation, care leavers, students with dependent children, students facing financial difficulties, carers, estranged students, veterans, students with disabilities and lone parents.

It is important to complete the application form in full and submit all relevant documents to ensure your application is assessed quickly and accurately.

Discretionary Crisis Support

Students experiencing severe financial hardship whilst waiting for their funding application to be processed can apply for discretionary crisis support to cover temporary hardship.  Please note, a recent bank statement is required when submitting this form.  

For further information or to pick up an application form, email student.support@slc.ac.uk