Travel Passes


More than 3 miles away

Students aged 16-18 who live more than 3 miles^ away from KGV Sixth Form College are eligible for a travel pass for bus or train (or travel funds where necessary).

You will still need to apply for this using the Pay My Student Portal, and although the pass is guaranteed if you live more than 3 miles^ away from the college, we do need formal confirmation of parental income. This is so that we can allocate the pass from the correct funding stream.

Between 1 and 2.9 miles away

Students aged 16-18 who live between 1 and 2.9 miles^ away from the College may still be eligible for a free travel pass but are means tested to assess their eligibility. Please apply using the Pay My Student Portal, so that we can also assess what other help you may be entitled to.

^It is College policy to assess eligibility by measuring the shortest walking distance using Google Maps.

To apply for your College Travel Pass, you need to register and apply through the PayMyStudent portal.

Pay My Student

Pay My Student FAQ's

This can be accessed using the link in the Student Portal or via https://southport.paymystudent.com/portal/

Apply via PaymyStudent using the online application form which covers all aspects of student funding including travel passes, bursaries and free meals.
Please logon using https://southport.paymystudent.com/portal/

We need to take details of household income so that your travel pass is charged to the correct funding stream and that College comply with government funding guidelines.

Please log on using the “No Student Number?” option. You should be issued with a temporary ID enabling you to progress your application – you will need to use the temporary number beginning “TMP” when logging on to complete an application.

We will get in touch if we need to see paper copies of your documents. The main reason for this is if the documents were “chopped” when photographed so are missing information. Please ensure that the images are complete before you upload them to your application.

For a Trio Card or Rail pass (not a simple bus pass) you will need to provide 1 passport sized photograph that you need to bring into college and have stamped before you can collect your pass from the train station.

16-19 Bursary Fund

The 16-18 Bursary fund is for students who need some financial support to support them while in education. The bursary fund can be used to contribute towards the cost of expenses such as a college bus pass or funds, essential equipment, compulsory trips, UCAS fee’s, DBS etc.

Two types of bursary are available:

A Bursary of up to £1,200 a year:
For young people who are:

  • Young people in care, care leavers
  • Young People in receipt of income support (or Universal Credit)
  • Disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who also receive Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments)

A Discretionary Bursary:
For those students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the above, but are facing financial hardship, they will be able to apply to the discretionary bursary for help towards funds for kits / uniforms, compulsory trips, university trips, UCAS fees, DBS (including portable DBS costs) and other course related costs including support for distance learning. Students must have a household income of less than £16,190 as assessed by HMRC, or the family must be in receipt of a means-tested benefit

Free Meals

Students aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2021 may be eligible to receive a free lunch while studying at KGV. Students in receipt of, or having parents who are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits are eligible for free lunches:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - net earnings £7,400 or less per annum

Care to Learn

Learners under 20 years old can apply through Care to Learn to help support the cost of childcare.

You can get Care to Learn if:

  • you’re a parent under 20 at the start of your course
  • you’re the main carer for your child
  • you live in England
  • you’re either a British citizen or a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) country
  • your course qualifies
  • your childcare provider qualifies

Care to Learn can help with the cost of:

  • your childcare, including deposit and registration fees
  • a childcare taster session for up to 5 days
  • keeping your childcare place over the summer holidays
  • taking your child to their childcare provider

Find out more information from https://www.gov.uk/care-tolearn/eligibility

Contact Reception for more information

Support questions

We are often asked the following questions by all of our students...

If you are under the age of 19 years when you enrol on your course at KGV you will not have to pay any course fees.

Free parking is available at KGV for students choosing to travel by car or motorbike. Enquiries about obtaining a student parking permit should be made to the Reception Team.

Information on how to apply will be available soon.

Information on how to apply will be available soon.

Our KGV scholarships programme is designed to reward our most high achieving students and scholarships are offered to prospective students who have applied to KGV and have the potential to achieve great things with us. You can apply for a KGV scholarship when you submit your application for A Levels or BTEC courses. Once you have submitted your application we will contact you with a confirmation of your application and further information. If you've already applied for a course but still want to apply for a Scholarship, please email enquiries@kgv.ac.uk.

Our Reception team are happy to talk you through all of our financial support options or you can visit us at one or our open evenings or at your course discussion.

KGV Scholarships

Our KGV scholarships programme is designed to reward our most high achieving students and scholarships are offered to prospective students who have applied to KGV and have the potential to achieve great things with us.

Personal Support

Students are at the centre of what we offer at KGV and our aim is to create a nurturing environment where every student thrives and reaches their potential. We have staff available for any individual who may need support and care during their time with us.

Learning Support

Our Learning Support Team offer tailored support and guidance to ensure every student has a positive and rewarding learning experience and we aim to support all student with difficulties or disabilities.