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Financial Support for Students Aged 19+

We offer a number of different support options for 19+ students, including a bursary fund, childcare support, and Advanced Learning Loans.

Financial Assistance 2021/2022

We offer a number of different support options for 19+ year old students (age taken as of 31st of August 2021). Each of these vary and have different eligibility criteria.

The online Financial Assistance 2021/2022 Application is now available!

Applying online is quick and easy. You do not need to have enrolled. Just click and go, ensuring you provide all evidence requested as failure to do so will delay your application being processed.

When completing your online application please remember the following:
  • You must be an enrolled student at Doncaster College
  • You must have an up-to-date email address recorded on College records.  Without this, you will not receive an activation email.  Please check with Student Services if you are unsure about this.
  • When entering your student ID number, only enter the digits not the ‘DC’ or the ’00’s

Apply Online

To apply for financial assistance online, please visit the following link:

Apply online for financial assistance in 2021/2022 >

Please note: If you are a Higher Education student, please do not complete this online application, and instead refer to our Higher Education Financial Assistance page.

Guide to Applying

Click here to download guidance on applying online

If you have any questions/queries regarding the Financial Assistance Application, please email FinancialAssist@don.ac.uk.

Advanced Learning Loans

Students aged 19-23 who are studying their first full Level 3 course will be entitled to have their fees publicly funded and will not require an Advanced Learning Loan.

Students aged 19+  who already hold a full level 3 qualification or above and who wish to enrol onto a further qualification at the same level will not be publicly funded and may therefore wish to consider being funded through an Advanced Learning Loan.

Loan eligibility does not depend on a student’s income and there are no credit checks and repayment of the loan only starts when the student has completed their programme and they are earning more than £25,000 a year.

Students enrolling onto an Access to HE programme will have their Advanced Learner Loan written off where they go on to complete a HE programme that is funded by Student Finance England.

To find out more and to make an application for an Advanced Learning Loan please visit the following link:


Where students are fully funded by an Advanced Learning Loan they are advised to read the 19+ Bursary Fund Procedure as they may also be eligible for additional financial support to help with the cost of their studies through this.​​​