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 Financial Assistance

Boston College aims to give you the best advice and guidance on finance support whatever your situation. For the most relevant and up-to-date information, please contact our Learner Services Team on 01205 313218.
Fees and Costs 
Course tuition is free for those who are under 19 on 31st August of the year they start their course. For the over 19's, fees for courses vary, but some concessions may be available depending on your circumstances.
College Bursary Fund and Adult Learner Support Fund
The Government provides the College with funds to help those who are living on low incomes or experiencing financial difficulties. Help may be available with fees, uniform, materials, equipment for your course, child care, travel or subsidised food.


Home to College Transport

Boston College is supporting students by increasing its bursary qualification threshold to £32,000. 

This means if you live in an household with an income of less than £32,000 and you qualify for Lincolnshire County Council transport  (i.e. you are under 19 at the start of your course, studying for more than 12.5 hours and living more than 3 miles from the College)​ we will reimburse you the cost of this so your transport will be free.​

As well as this we can also offer support for learners who want to come to Boston College but don’t qualify for Lincolnshire County transport, contact our Learner Services Team on 01205 313218 to find out more. ​​

Useful Contact > Lincolnshire County Council, call 01522 782020.

Student Loans
If you are studying a Higher Education course you are entitled to apply for a Student Loan through Student Finance England. The amount of loan depends on individual circumstances.
Advanced Learner Loans
If you are aged 19 and over, studying a qualification at Level 3 or above, you may qualify for a Advanced Learner Loan, which will help towards your course fees.
If you progress to employment after gaining your qualification you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £21,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age.
Useful contact > Boston College Information Line, call 01205 313218 or
Care to Learn
If you are a parent under 20 and want to start or return to learning, Care to Learn may be able to pay for your child care and other extra costs.
Useful Contact > 0845 600 2809  or
Finance Documents
The documents listed below are to be used for the following:
If you wish to pay your fees by direct debit you will need to complete the Direct Debit Mandate in conjunction with the Direct Debit Policy.
If your employer has agreed to pay your fees then you will need to use the ‘Employer Agreement Form’.
If you are studying an Adult Bite-size course, please refer to our Community Learning Fees Policy​ ​to find full information on concessions available and how to receive a refund.
Should you require a refund for your course you will need to use the ‘Refund Request Form’ in conjunction with the ‘Refund Request Policy’


To help you identify if you are required to pay fees for your course you will need to use the 'Fees Policy'.


Boston College Tuition Fees Policy 2018-19​


Biometrics Cashless System 

Boston College operate a biometric recognition system, this allows us to make the best use of systems such as cashless catering which offer the benefit of increased security for handling cash transactions in the College.


Biometrics Cashless System Application Form 2016-17

Department news

New Principal for Boston College

Following the retirement of Principal Amanda Mosek, Boston College has announced the appointment of Jo Maher, new Principal and Chief Executive, who joins the team from Reaseheath College in Cheshire where she was Assistant Principal.