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Help with Travel Expenses

Students who live more than two miles away from the College, may be eligible for an award to assist with travel costs while they are at College. 

Priority is given to students using public transport, including bus and train, though in exceptional circumstances, awards can be made towards petrol costs. The maximum award for travel is £1500 for the full academic year.

KCC 16+ Travel Card

From 5th June applications (but not payments) for KCC 16+ travel cards can be made directly by students to KCC Public Transport on-line at: www.kent.gov.uk/post16travel. You need to apply to KCC and arrange payment through the College by 14th July in order for the pass to be available to collect at College at the start of term. Where a travel card is not received by the start of term, the student must make arrangements to pay for their travel until the pass is received. All travel cards are sent to the College Student Support Services department at their campus and can be collected during the advertised opening times.

For students applying for a travel card to be funded through the bursary, your pass will be funded from Term 2 (Monday 30 October 2017) and will open on the KCC website from Monday 11 September 2017 with the deadline to guarantee that the pass is available for the first day of Term 2 being Friday 29 September 2017.

Please ensure you apply during this window if you would like to be funded by the bursary. 

You will be required to fund yourself for travel until this point. Your pass will be released on the first day of Term 2 if we have received and processed your completed application in Term 1 and we will give you a one-off payment of £70 to help with the cost of travel for the first term in your first bursary payment.

Please note travel cards will only be released once the bursary has been awarded. Students are also able to apply directly by post sending an application form and passport photograph to: Kent 16+ Travel Card, Kent County Council, Public Transport, PO Box 441, Aylesford, Kent ME6 9HJ.

Students applying for financial support must complete a college application form and provide the evidence required before an assessment will be made. No financial support can be awarded until students have enrolled at the college, as such there may be a gap between applying for funds and when the pass is released. Students must make arrangements to self-fund travel while waiting for the KCC travel card

Students applying for a KCC travelcard later in the year should speak to a member of Student Support Services for further support and guidance.