Financial Support


Welcome to Financial Support


The Financial Advice Service is here to provide students and potential students at the SGS College with welfare and financial advice and support.

The advisers will provide a wide range of information, help and advice about such as matters as:

  • Leaving home/homelessness transport
  • Finance and funding
  • Welfare benefits
  • Childcare costs
  • Grants and loans

Money may be an important factor as you consider your future education. There are a number of ways that learners can be supported financially at College although funding cannot be guaranteed. If you or your family is in receipt of certain income-based benefits or a low income, then funds may be available to help you with course costs etc. You are strongly advised to budget for course related expenses. Additional expenses will include childcare, course textbooks and materials, equipment, meals or snacks.

We do not give legal advice but we can help you to identify major elements of your welfare or financial difficulties and provide information, advice and help to resolve them.

We will:

  • Diagnose your problem
  • Explain the options available to you
  • Help you identify further action to take
  • Help you fill in forms and draft letters if necessary
  • Contact other organisations for further information if relevant
  • Liaise with other on your behalf, e.g. Student Finance England, banks and landlords.


Contact Us

Our Financial Advisors are located at:

  • Filton Campus
    Learner Services Office CG11
    T: 0117 909 2297
  • Stroud Campus
    Learner Services Office Ground Floor
    T: 01453 761185/761119
  • WISE Campus:
    Learner Services Office G32
  • Queens Road:
    Main Reception 0117 973 6259