Financial Support

Details of the Financial Support available to our students and how to apply can be found in the following documents:

TRC- Bursary Guidance 2022 – 23
Bursary Application Form 2022 – 23
Supplementary Assistance Form 2022-23

Call 01709 300600 or email if you need any help in applying for financial support.


Student Bursary Fund

The College has Student Bursary Funds. These are available to help students who might be experiencing difficulty with meeting the costs of their learning.  Eligibility is based on an assessment of household income and assistance is available towards the cost of travel (during term time), books, equipment, meals and essential study visits.  For more information call  01709 300600, email or ask at Student Services reception.



There are special rates for students when it comes to travel; information about discounted bus passes is available from Student Services, or your local (main) interchange.


Support for trips and visits

We recommend that you find out in advance the cost of any important trips and visits that are either compulsory or strongly recommended for your courses.  If you have difficulty meeting these costs, help may be available from the Student Bursary Fund.  For more information call 01709 300600, email or ask at Student Services reception.


Child Care

If you are a young parent under the age of 20, Care to Learn can help pay towards your childcare and associated travel costs while you are learning.  For more information visit  or call the learner helpline on 0800 121 8989.  Alternatively, call 01709 300600 or email 


NUS Totum Card

Every enrolled student at TRC is automatically a member of the student union and entitled to purchase a Totum Card which provides a huge range of discounts.  Check out for a list of offers currently available or to purchase a card.