Funding and Finance
There are no tuition fees to pay if you are 16-18 on 31st August of the year you start your course and if you meet the necessary residential qualifications for the European Economic Area and are taking a course for the first time at the College. If you have not got an EC passport or have not lived in the EC for the past 3 years please contact us.
Subsidised Bus Passes and Discounted Train Tickets
Please see the How to Find Us section for information on the bus pass and train ticket schemes offered by the College.
Help With Your Travel Expenses From Surrey County Council
If you live in Surrey, you may apply for a Surrey Fare Card which offers discounts on bus and train services to Alton. If your household is on a low income and your travel costs using a fare card will be more than £10 per week, you may be eligible for further help. Please see the Surrey Student Transport website for more information.
Alton College Bursary Scheme
The Alton College Fund
Care To Learn Scheme and Childcare Facilities
If you have a child between six months and eight years old, are 16-18 and are studying a course at the College you may be entitled to apply for a grant up to £5000 per annum to cover the costs of childcare. The grant is means-tested. You will need to apply through the Care to Learn scheme. Contact us to make a reservation as early as possible for your child in the Alton College Nursery. Places are limited and are dealt with on a first come first served basis.