Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Financial assistance

Support with fees and the costs of studying.

Help with costs

We may be able to provide financial assistance to help you with the cost of fees, equipment, child care or travel to the College. You don't need to be on benefits to be eligible.

We try to support those students most in need but our funds are limited and do run out, so you should apply as soon as you can. 


How to apply

Guidelines and information on how to make an online  bursary application can be found below.

When completing the online bursary application, you will need to provide evidence by uploading the details of your financial situation on the online bursary portal. We will then make an assessment based on your personal circumstances. 

Our funds are limited and are offered at the discretion of the College.

If you need any assistance completing the online application, please refer to the guide on how to complete the online bursary application. Alternatively, you can ask one of the team in the Student Centre or Admissions office.

How to apply

Advice for 16-18 year olds

If you are under 19 you will not have to pay any tuition or exam fees. However, there may be other course costs, such as materials and equipment. Please ensure you are aware of the costs before you start the course to avoid finding yourself in financial difficulty.

Information on bursary funding for the 2020/21 academic year is available to download here. You can make an application on the online bursary portal here.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

financialsupport@gbmc.ac.uk (Central and East Brighton Campuses)
student.support@gbmc.ac.uk (Worthing and Shoreham Campuses)

Advice for 16-18 year olds

Advice for 19+ year olds

If you are over 19 you may be required to pay all or part of any tuition fees and exam fees. In addition to other costs such as materials and equipment, you should ensure you are aware of any other costs (such as childcare) before you start the course. Please refer to our financial assistance guidelines from the Student Centre if you feel that your finances may be a barrier to learning.

If you are 19+ and studying a Level 1 or 2 programme, or are aged 19-23 and do not have a full Level 3 or 4 qualification, information on bursary funding for the 2020/21 academic year is available here.  

Your course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Click here for more information about the Advanced Learner Loan. If your Advanced Learner Loan is approved, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan Bursary, which you can apply for with this form.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

financialsupport@gbmc.ac.uk (Central and East Brighton Campuses)
student.support@gbmc.ac.uk (Worthing and Shoreham Campuses)

Advice for 19+ year olds