Financial support

Financial support

Find out about the costs of coming to The Bedford Sixth Form and the financial help that may be available to you. Please note, funding is limited so we strongly advise that you apply as early as possible.

Tuition and exam fees

If you are aged 16-18 on 31 August 2017 and a British or European Union resident, the tuition and exam registration fees for your course are FREE. If you are aged 19-23 on 31 August 2017, you will normally have to pay a fee for your full Level 3 course. Fee waivers may be available depending on the qualifications you already hold or if you are in receipt of certain means-tested benefits.

The Bedford Sixth Form 16-19 Bursary

If you have a particular hardship that would otherwise prevent you from studying, our range of bursaries may be able to help with essential costs such as travel, books or trips.
» Find out more about the 16-19 Bursary

Academic Excellence Bursary

This is a non means-tested bursary of £4,000 paid in instalments over your two years of study. If you qualify for this bursary you will not be awarded any further financial support from the 16-19 Bursary.
» Find out more about our Academic Excellence Bursary

Travel Bursary

At The Bedford Sixth Form, we don’t want travel costs to be a barrier stopping you from coming to study with us. That’s why we're offering full-time students a travel bursary of up to £450 a year.
» Find out more about our Travel bursary

Support for students aged over 19

Students aged 19 and over at the start of their course should apply for support through the Adult Support Fund. If you were 18 at the start of your course, you are still eligible for support from the 16-19 Bursary until you complete the second year of your course.
» Find out more support for students aged over 19

Additional costs

Depending on the courses you choose to study, there may be extra costs you have to pay on top of any tuition and exam fees. There will be a £50 charge for day trips, visits and external speakers which will be collected at enrolment. Find out what these costs are.

Young people with a disability or mobility problem

If you have a particular disability or mobility problem (including a temporary medical condition), you may be entitled to assistance with travel arrangements even if you live under three miles from The Bedford Sixth Form. Please check your local authority's transport policy.

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