Financial Help

If you receive free school meals, make sure the college has an up-to-date email address for you and that you are regularly checking your emails. We want to be able to support you during this time.

Choosing to study full time is certainly an exciting time in your life. It is also an important decision to make and we understand that with this comes the worry of managing your finances while you study.

At Harrogate College we have a dedicated team of experts who can guide you through all of the options available, whether you need help with transport costs, or information on the financial support available including our Student Maintenance Allowance. Our Student Finance Team is only a phone call away.

How much will my course cost?

Full-time education is FREE to everyone under 19*, and parents and guardians will still receive Child benefits for people under 20 studying full-time.

*Subject to status and residency.

Some programmes do include additional costs for things such as registration and exam fees and the purchase of specialist items, equipment or uniform. Additional financial support may be available to help you to pay towards these resources, including our Student Maintenance Allowance.

Student Maintenance Allowance

The Student Maintenance Allowance is made up of two parts: a payment of £1,225 to a small group of the most vulnerable and a discretionary fund for schools, colleges and training providers to distribute. For more details or to check whether you are eligible to receive the Student Maintenance Allowance, call our friendly Student Finance Team on 01423 878296.

FREE Transport

If you qualify for our Student Maintenance Allowance, are studying a full-time course and live more than 2 miles from your place of study, you will also be eligible to receive FREE Transport to/from the College. Please note that the cost of transport will be deducted from your overall Student Maintenance Allowance and that this will vary depending on where you live.

FREE Meals

If you qualify for the Student Maintenance Allowance, are aged between 16-18 and you or your parents are in receipt of certain benefits, you may also be eligible for Free Meals. Your application will be assessed for Free Meals when you apply for the Student Maintenance Allowance.

Remember, we are here to help, if you have any questions about the financial support available, just give our Student Finance Team a call on 01423 878296 or via email


Harrogate College

Hornbeam Park Ave, Harrogate HG2 8QT United Kingdom

Tel: 0113 386 1997