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Cost of living statement

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At Suffolk New College we understand that the current cost of living crisis is affecting many of our learners and their families right now. We have a range of support in place to help you through this.

Financial Support for Learners

https://www.suffolk.ac.uk/college-life/help-support/financial-support/

Bursaries – The College is offering four bursary schemes to enrolled students for the 2022/23 academic year, offering assistance with kits and other materials, travel to College, uniforms, college trips, etc.

Free College Meals – If you have been approved a bursary and are entitled to Free College Meals then this will be added as a credit onto your Student ID card.

Care to learn scheme – If you are a young parent, aged under 20 (as of 31 August in the year in which the course starts), you can apply for a Government ‘Care to Learn’ grant.

Other areas:

  • Free Toast for Learners in the morning
  • Free sanitary products available in student support
  • Free film loans from the learning curve

Further support links:

https://www.suffolk.ac.uk/college-life/help-support/financial-support/ – Financial Support & Bursaries

https://www.suffolk.ac.uk/college-life/help-support/ – Student Support Services

https://endeavour.suffolkonboard.com/ 16-19 Endeavour Card for 25% discount on participating local bus services.

https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/tickets-fares/discounts/railcards Greater Anglia Railcards offering a range of discounts on train fares.

https://www.totum.com/ Student Discounts – TOTUM offers a range of student discounts with the use of your student .ac.uk email account.

https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/content/benefits-students – Benefit/Reduction information for students

https://www.turn2us.org.uk/ – Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through their partner organisations.

Posted 8 November 2022
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