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Application for Student Financial Support 2024 - 2025


This application form is for new and returning students studying in the 24/25 academic year. If you are a current student and still wish to apply for 23/24 academic year, please visit Student Services and speak to the Student Finance Team. Located near the Library.

Please read the financial support guidance before completing the application. Complete all sections fully and tick the appropriate boxes. You will need to complete all compulsory fields in order for your application to submit successfully. Compulsory fields are marked with a red asterisk.
There may be a delay in your application being processed if your form is incomplete or evidence is missing; this may result in a delay in you receiving support. Please contact the Student Finance Team if you have any enquiries.
Please be aware that the contact information you provide on this form, including email address, will be the information we use to contact you and/or your nominated secondary contact if we have any queries or updates on your application. Please ensure you include your most up to date and accessible telephone number and email address.
If you require this application in a different format or need assistance completing the application then please contact the Student Finance Team. If you require help with childcare costs or course fees, please request and complete the relevant additional application form.
To contact the Student Finance Team please email or telephone 01782 254188.

Part 1: Your Personal Details (TO BE COMPLETED BY STUDENT)


Your title (tick one box only)

Secondary contact details (please give details of parent/guardian who is supporting this application if applicable)

Part 2: Course Details

I am studying at 

Part 3: Further Information

Have you been a resident of the UK/EU for the past 3 years?

Non UK/EU National students - please provide a copy of your passport. If under 18, please provide a copy of your parent/ guardian’s passport.

Do you live 

Select one option only

Please write as: First name, Surname, Relationship to you, Age (if under 18). Maximum of 8 people

Part 4: Course Fees (students aged 19+)

Are you applying for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course fees?

Part 5: Individual Circumstances

Please use this space to explain why you are applying for financial support. Please tell us everything we might need to know relating to this application and what kind of expenses you would like to receive help with, e.g. travel costs to and from College, essential equipment costs, any financial barriers you have, help with course fees etc.

How will/do you travel to college? 
Do you currently have a valid Railcard?
Did you receive free school meals in high school?

Part 6: Income Details

Please indicate all income/benefits that your household is receiving. Evidence of income/benefits MUST be included with your application. Please note: we do not accept bank statements. Your household must be in receipt of all benefits available to you before your application can be considered.

Type of income


(Please provide 3 recent wage slips)


(Please provide your most recent Self Assessment tax calculation/letter from accountant)

Pension - state or private  

(Please provide all pages of an entitlement letter/P60)

Universal Credit 

(Please provide your 3 most recent Universal Credit award statements and ensure that all sections of the online statement are visible)

Child Tax Credit 

(Please provide all pages of your most recent Tax Credit Award)

Working Tax Credit 

(Please provide all pages of your most recent Tax Credit Award)

Income Support 

(Please provide all pages of a letter confirming benefits no more than 6 months old)

Jobseeker’s Allowance 

(Please provide all pages of a letter confirming benefits no more than 6 months old)

Employment Support Allowance 

(Please provide all pages of a letter confirming benefits no more than 6 months old)

Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments 

(Please provide all pages of an entitlement letter confirming benefits)

Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit 

(Please provide all pages of an entitlement letter)

Support under Part VI Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 

(Please provide evidence of income received)

Housing Benefit 

(Please provide all pages of your most recent entitlement letter)

UPLOAD DOCUMENTS: Please upload all relevant evidence. Failure to do so will result in the application process being delayed. The maximum total file size is 4MB. If you are struggling to upload all relevant evidence here, please email your relevant evidence to quoting your full name and date of birth.

Part 7: Declaration (TO BE COMPLETED BY STUDENT)

  • I declare that the information I have given on this form is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge.
  • I understand that any information knowingly withheld, or false information given will automatically render my application null and void. I further undertake to repay any payments obtained by me as a result.
  • I understand that I must attend College regularly in order to qualify for financial support.
  • I understand that it is my responsibility to inform Student Finance of any changes to my circumstances and household income during the academic year.
  • I understand that I may have to re-pay any support paid by the College if I withdraw from the course for whatever reason before the end of the academic year.
  • I understand that the College may ask me to take part in a termly review of my application as part of its Audit process.

Please ensure that you have uploaded all supporting evidence before submitting your application form. If you have any queries, please contact the Student Finance Team.

Data Protection

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group collects information about all students for various administrative, academic and health and safety reasons. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, by signing this form you are consenting to the College processing data held about you.
This data consists of the following

Name, address, qualifications, next of kin, employment details, bank details; Course performance and expected results, references and recommendations, attendance, course registration, library and other equipment on loan; Information obtained from other people or organisations e.g. employer, previous educational establishment, UCAS;
We may hold additional personal data, which requires your specific consent to process such as race or ethnic origin, physical or mental health, criminal records, trade union membership, religious beliefs etc.
You have a right to a copy of your record and to have it corrected if it is wrong in any way. Please apply in writing to the College Group’s Data Protection Officer -