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If you're allocated a capped bursary place

If eligible for a bursary you're full award will be split into three instalments and paid each term.

If you're a postgraduate course student and awarded any of the income assessed elements, they'll usually be paid at the same time (excluding Childcare Allowance) as part of your termly payments.

Your first instalment for the academic year will be paid within 10 working days of the date we've received confirmation from your university / college of both your course attendance and that you've been allocated a capped bursary place, or within 10 working days of the date on your Notification of Award if your award was assessed later.

Please visit our website for the current payment dates for the second and third bursary instalments. 

If you're a postgraduate course student your third instalment may be held until we receive and process evidence from you of the estimated income you've declared on your application. If applicable, your Notification of Award will advise you of this and what evidence we require.

Childcare Allowance (CCA)

If you're a postgraduate course student and awarded Childcare Allowance (CCA), this will also be split into three instalments for each of the terms.

Your very first CCA instalment will be paid along with your first main bursary payment if they were applied for and assessed at the same time. If not, this will generally be paid within 10 working days of the CCA assessment, assuming we've already received confirmation of both your course attendance and allocated bursary place from your university / college.

Any future CCA instalments will generally be paid slightly later than your main bursary payment, as we need to verify the previous term costs with your childcare provider before releasing them.
 
Once we've received and processed confirmation of your costs from your provider, your next CCA term payment will be made within 10 working days. However, if your estimated childcare costs in the previous term exceeded your actual costs by £500 or more, all future payments of CCA will be withheld until you've submitted a new application showing revised estimated costs for remaining terms.


If you're not allocated a capped bursary place
 
If eligible for Placement Travel Allowance (PTA) it will be paid in one instalment for the whole academic year, rather than termly.

It will be paid within 10 working days of the date we've received confirmation from your university / college of your course attendance, or within 10 working days of the date on your Notification of Award if your award was assessed later.
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