Part-Time Student Finance

Part-Time Further Education

Award Criteria How to apply
Further Education Award

A grant of up to £465 towards tuition fees (fee grant)

A grant of up to £265 to help with course costs (course grant) (Entitlement to grant will depend on your household income.)

  • Students who have reached the age of 19 years on 1st July 2015
  • Students ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years before the course start date.
  • Non home EU students may be eligible for fee grant only

For full details of above grants see booklet – Further Education awards 2016/17 – a guide to financial support for further education

Applications forms, booklet and information available from Student Services

or Student Finance NI, Further Education Awards Section, 1 Hospital Road, Omagh BT79 OAW

Tel: 028 8225 4546

E-mail: feawards@welbni.org

Closing date 30th September 2018

Hardship Funds

This is a further source of financial help which may be available to you.

  • Students aged 18 and over on 1st July 2016 or turning 18 in the academic year.
  • Students studying a vocational programme.
  • Have explored all other avenues of funding

Application forms and information on eligibility available from Student Services

Childcare Grant

The Childcare Grant is means-tested and is available for part-time students with dependent children in registered or approved childcare, for example ‘registered child-minder’ or crèche.

For full details of above grants see booklet – Further Education awards 2016/17 – a guide to financial support for further education

  • Students must have reached the age of 19 years on 01 July 2016

Applications forms, booklet and information/guidance available from Student Services

or Student Finance NI, Further Education Awards Section, 1 Hospital Road, Omagh BT79 OAW

or Download a form from http://www.welbni.org

Tel: 028 8225 4546

E-mail: feawards@welbni

Care to Learn Scheme

This is another form of Childcare support and is available for students who are at least 16 years of age and under 20 years of age at the start of the course. To be eligible, a student must during their course of study be, or become:

  • A parent; and
  • Live in Northern Ireland

(A student should also meet residency requirements in accordance with Education (Student Support) Regulations (Northern Ireland)

Application forms available from Student Services