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Welcome > School Leavers > Financial support > 16-18 Financial Support
Do you live in a household with an income of less than £28,000?
If so, you may be eligible for the following support:
FREE travel pass
If you are aged 16-18 and joining Newcastle College from September 2018 you may be eligible for a FREE travel pass to help with the cost of travelling to the College. This support can be worth up to £1500.
You may be eligible for a travel pass if you live two miles or more away from campus. On application you will be assessed for the most appropriate travel pass and in some circumstances it may be deemed more suitable for you to receive a cash entitlement. This decision will be made by Newcastle College and is non-negotiable.
If you are a Northumberland resident you may be eligible to receive travel support through Northumberland County Council. You will need to contact Northumberland County Council to enquire eligibility prior to applying for Learner Support Funds.
If you are travelling to Newcastle College using your own vehicle you will not be able to apply for alternative support nor will Newcastle College be able to reimburse fuels costs. You are still available to apply for a travel pass if you wish.
Please be informed that your application may take up to four weeks to be processed, as we require sufficient verification of attendance from College registers. You will be responsible for any travel costs until your support is in place.
Please be aware your total travel cost may not be covered.
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FREE stationery pack
If you are joining Newcastle College from September 2018 and you are eligible for 16-18 support, 19+ Discretionary Learner Support or the Advanced Learner loan bursary you may be entitled to a FREE stationery pack to help you with your studies.
Course leaders have identified items which may be useful to you whilst studying your course. These items will be made available once we receive sufficient verification of attendance from College registers.
FREE meal entitlement
If you are joining Newcastle College from September 2018 and you are eligible for 16-18 support, 19+ Discretionary Learner Support or the Advanced Learner loan bursary you may be entitled to a FREE meal for each day you are timetabled to attend college.
You will be able to receive a £3.50 entitlement on the cashless system to purchase a meal on the days that you are timetabled to attend college. If you are attending a placement or you are studying at a site without the cashless system it may be deemed more suitable for you to receive a cash entitlement. This decision will be made by Newcastle College and is non-negotiable.
FREE equipment and trips
If you are joining Newcastle College from September 2018 you may be eligible for FREE equipment and support towards the cost of trips.
Course leaders have identified items which may be useful to you whilst studying your course. Some courses may also have trips arranged designed to enhance your learning experience, you may have access to funding to enable you to attend these trips.
Do you fall into one of the following categories?
A young person receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves, or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner.
A young person receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.
A young person in care or leaving care.