Financial Support and Costs

FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND COSTS

INTRODUCTION

The College aims to give support where possible to students in financial hardship. College bursaries are available. This is available for students with a gross household income of less than £30,000 (including tax credits and other benefits).

Download the latest information for 2017-18. Financial Support at Wyke Sixth Form College

Download a 2017-18 application form. Financial Support Application Form

Wyke College is free for learners who have been resident in the UK or European Union for the last 3 years and are aged 16,17 or 18 on 31 August in the calendar year when a programme of study commences. Such learners do not have to pay tuition fees if they become 19 during the course of that programme. From September 2007 students aged between 19 and under 25 and commencing their first full level 3 qualification (two GCE A Levels or equivalent) may be eligible for free tuition. Further details are available from the Finance Office. Any additional expenses relating to specific courses will be notified at enrolment. The College will pay all initial exam fees but students are required to pay for any retakes. However, if a student fails to attend the set exam date and has not submitted a medical note, a bill for examination fees will be sent to you.

All students enrolling at Wyke are asked to make a payment of a campus fee of £30 at enrolment. This payment contributes towards the cost of enrichment activities throughout the year and helps to support the costs of trips and visits. It is also used to cover the costs of any damage or losses of books, equipment or materials or any unpaid fees. On the completion of all courses at the College, 50% of the payment is returned.

Students should expect to supply for themselves a file, paper and writing materials for each subject and make themselves aware of any additional costs relating to specific courses, details of which will be provided before enrolment.

16-19 BURSARY FUND

A limited amount of financial support is available to students through the 16-19 Bursary Fund managed by the College. This support replaces that previously available through the EMA scheme, although at a much reduced level. Wherever possible, the College will seek to provide financial assistance to those most in need in order to enable a student to continue and complete their course. Please refer to the Financial Support document for information about the eligibility criteria and application process.

PARENTPAY AND BIOMETRIC DATA

The College operates an e-payment system to pay for campus fees, trips, meals and all other College activities. This can be done online using a secure website called ParentPay which offers the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You have a secure online account, activated using a unique set of activation codes. You will be prompted to change these and create your own secure Username and Password for future logins. If you have two or more children at the College, you can merge their accounts once logged in. Activation codes and further information will be provided at enrolment.

Wyke College operates a cashless catering system (Nationwide Retail Systems) which uses biometric data.

At enrolment, you will be asked to sign your consent to Wyke College taking and using information from your son/daughter’s fingerprint as part of the biometric recognition system. Parental consent is only required for students who are aged under 18. Students who are 18 or above can provide their own consent. This consent will authorise the College to use the biometric information until he/she leaves the College. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, this must be done in writing and sent to the College address.

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