Carmel College, Prescot Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 3AG

01744 452200

Financial Support

At Carmel College we have a Bursary Scheme of £1,200 over two years, for full time students of all ages.


The threshold for eligibility has increased for 15-16 giving more students the opportunity to qualify for financial support through the scheme. For the 15-16 academic year the threshold will start at £25,000. This means that an annual household income of £25,000 or below is likely to entitle you to financial support of up to £600 per year!

Bursary General

General Bursary is available for full time students of all ages who meet the following criteria:

You or your parents are in receipt of:

* For 15-16 the college discretionary annual household threshold should not exceed £22,500 to be eligible for the general bursary. To be eligible for free meals the government threshold for entitlement remains at £16,190

This will cover your transport costs for the year and still provide a little extra towards other general college resources.

Bursary Targeted

The Targeted Bursary is a fund of £1,200 per year for students who are in care, a care leaver, in receipt of income support or disabled and in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance. You can apply for this bursary using the same application form as the General Bursary.

Free Meals Allocation

To be eligible for a free meal in the academic year 2015-16 you must be aged between 16 and 18 on 31st August 2015. If you turn 19 during your year of study you will remain eligible for a free meal until the end of the academic year. Free meals are targeted at disadvantaged students. For the purposes of eligibility, disadvantaged is defined by the students being in receipt of, or having parents who are in receipt of, one or more of the benefits listed above with the annual household income threshold of £16,190.

Other help

Sarah Cowley Educational Trust

How to apply for a bursary

For more detailed information about the 16-19 Bursary Fund and to apply click here

Other useful links: