Help with essential course materials

You may receive financial support if your household income is less than £30,000 a year and you cannot afford to purchase the essential course materials. This includes, books, exam fees and other course related items that is recommended and approved by the tutor.

How to apply?

To apply, you need to complete the Hardship Application form online or in person and submit the essential documentary evidence.

Evidence Required:

  • If you live in a household which is in receipt of a means tested qualifying benefit you can prove your entitlement by providing a benefit awarding letter, which must be dated within the past three months.
  • If you live in a household with an income of less than £30,000 net a year but do NOT receive any benefits, you will need to provide proof of income for all adult members of the household, this includes:

– Current Council Tax Bill or Tenancy Agreement

– Bank statements for the past three consecutive months for each adult

– Payslips for the past three consecutive months for each adult

How do I claim for the expenses?

In order to claim reimbursement of your expenses you need to hand in the completed claim form with the receipts of the purchased items. The Materials claim forms are available in Reception and must be signed by your tutor to confirm that the items are required for the course.

If you cannot afford to purchase the required materials please email us at bursaries@rhacc.ac.uk to find out whether the items can be purchased through the College.

Please note that a maximum of £150 may be awarded per term.

Residential support

You may be able to get help with the accommodation costs including meal allowance if you are completing a residential course at our Hillcroft site.

For further information on residential facilities please visit the:

How to apply?

To apply, you need to complete the Hardship Application form and the Residential application forms online or in person and submit the essential documentary evidence.

Evidence Required:

  • If you live in a household which is in receipt of a means tested qualifying benefit you can prove your entitlement by providing a benefit awarding letter, which must be dated within the past three months.
  • If you live in a household with an income of less than £30,000 net a year but do NOT receive any benefits, you will need to provide proof of income for all adult members of the household, this includes:

– Current Council Tax Bill or Tenancy Agreement

– Bank statements for the past three consecutive months for each adult

– Payslips for the past three consecutive months for each adult

Click to upload evidence here