FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS ON FULL-TIME COURSES
Income Support is available to households that meet certain criteria. These include a minimum of a five-year period of residency in the Island immediately before the benefit is claimed. The benefit is calculated taking into account both the needs of the household and the income of the household. The course being studied must be suitable for the student and provide them with skills to improve their job prospects.
Benefits payable under Income Support are paid weekly in advance to the household. Applications should be made by an adult member of the household to the Social Security Department. Households already receiving Income Support benefits should provide details of the student and the course being studied to the Social Security Department.
Contact Income Support at the Social Security Department on 445505 for further information.
Home Study Grants
Home Study Grants may be available to students studying full-time degree courses in Jersey after the age of 18 years. Up to the age of 25 years students are considered to be dependent on their parents. Students over the age of 25 years are considered to be independent of their parents. Contact the Student Finance Office on 449279 for further information.
Withdrawing from a Course
If a student withdraws from a course there will be financial implications to either Income Support or Home Study Grant.
The Access Fund exists to provide help to full-time students who are experiencing severe financial difficulties. As funds are limited, students in such circumstances should contact Student Services who will provide information on eligibility and an application form. An interview and documentary evidence will be required to support the application.
Further information can be obtained from Student Services.
PERSONAL FINANCIAL ADVICE – MONEY MANAGEMENT
Being a student often means that you have to make sacrifices within your personal lifestyle. Studying is time consuming and needs to be carefully managed to be most effective. Some students have given up employment to come back to study for a worthwhile career change. Many students have to take on part-time work if they are to cope financially during their time in College.