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.