Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF)
If you need help with your travel expenses to and from college, or to get essential books and materials you can apply for a Discretionary Learner Support Fund Grant, funded by the government.
The DLSF can provide a contribution towards your travel costs towards books and/or materials that have been pre-set by your course department.
If your course is accredited, the DLSF can provide a grant to pay the examination fee.
Can I apply?
To apply for a grant you be able to answer 'yes' to the following statements:
- I am eligible to pay the concessionary fee, or can show I earn below the London Living Wage
- I am paying the home fee (not an international student)
- I am not currently in full time education
- My course is longer than one or two days
How can I apply?
You can apply through our online portal service:
Alternatively, you can visit our advice and guidance drop-in service from 12 - 6.45, Monday to Friday.
If you have any questions about eligibility for an DLSF grant please email [email protected], speak to a member of our Information and Advice team in the Student Centre or call 020 7492 2500. Our office is staffed Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm.
Download our DLSF student guidelines for more information about eligibility, how to apply and terms and conditions.