DLSF 19+ application form


Learner support funding 19+
You must complete and submit a new Learner Support Fund application each academic year, even if you are an existing student and have claimed previously. The fund is allocated on a first come, first served basis so late applications may be reduced or rejected.

We will not be able to fully assess your Learner Support Fund application unless we have the evidence outlined below. If you live with a partner you must provide details of their income also. You can upload them at the end of the form. You can provide scanned copies or photographs of documents.

Applications should be submitted at least 5 to 6 weeks before the start of term so we can ensure financial help is in place before term starts. We will write to you and let you know the outcome of your application.

For more information about the Learner Support Fund, please download a copy of the FAQ below.

Learner Support Fund FAQ

Applications must be completed in the student’s name.

You and/or your partner are in work and your earnings are less than £33,000 (couples or lone parents) or £22,308 if you are single and have no children.

  • P60 or 3 months payslips AND
  • ALL PAGES OF Tax Credit Award Notice 2024/25 or your review notice for 23/24 or latest monthly statement from Universal Credit. WE NEED ALL SECTIONS OF YOUR MOST RECENT MONTHLY UNIVERSAL CREDIT STATEMENT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. THE TOP WILL BE “YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS” AND THE BOTTOM WILL BE “YOUR PAYMENT THIS MONTH WILL BE”. YOU MAY NEED TO TAKE 2-4 SCREEN SHOTS TO CAPTURE ALL OF THE MONTHLY STATEMENT.

You and/or your partner are self-employed

  • Copy of your most recent annual accounts or SA302 AND
  • Tax Credit Award Notice 2024/25 or your review notice for 23/24 or latest monthly statement from Universal Credit.

You and/or your partner are NOT in work please provide evidence of

  • Jobs Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Tax Credit Award Notice 2024/25 or your review notice for 23/24 or latest monthly statement from Universal Credit.

You live with family and have nil income

  • Please sign a declaration of nil income found at the end of the form below.

You are an Asylum Seeker

  • Picture of your Aspen Bank Card
  • Aspen Card Receipt / Printed balance from bank machine (ATM / Cash point)
  • Picture of your Home Office ID (Biometric Residence Permit) OR HOME OFFICE LETTER WITH YOUR PHOTO.