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Cash Reward Scheme

CASH, CASH, CASH - All EDC students aged 16-18, on or before 31st August, now get amazing cash rewards to help with college costs – here’s the deal…

Deal 1

For students from households with an income of £25,000* or below.

Get up to £360 for the academic year, paid at £10 per week, subject to attendance, excellent behaviour and assignment / homework completion.

Deal 2

For students from households with an income of £25,001* or above.

Get up to £100 for the academic year, paid at £50 in February and £50 in July, subject to attendance, excellent behaviour and assignment / homework completion.

The above benefits are also available to students aged 16 to 25 on that date if they have a statement of special educational needs.

Find Out More & How To Apply

Terms and conditions apply*, please see below. To apply for the Cash Rewards Scheme please complete the Financial Assessment Application.

For more details or to apply please contact Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

Aged 19+?

Students aged 19 or over on 31st August may be eligible for financial support relating only to costs associated with coming to college. You can claim for support with childcare costs, equipment/uniform costs and travel costs (including fuel if you use your own car). Financial support will NOT pay your course fees.

Terms & Conditions

*Household income is any income from work, plus any benefits being claimed such as working tax credits, child tax credits, etc. Household income does NOT include disability benefits. East Durham College’s attendance reward payments are available to ALL full time students aged 16 to 18 on 31st August; and students aged 16 to 25 on that date if they have a statement of special educational needs. Please also note:

  1. Cash rewards are not available to apprentices.
  2. Cash rewards are available to students on full time courses as defined by East Durham College.
  3. Students must apply for the scheme by submitting a financial assessment application, upon application students will be assigned the relevant deal according to their household income.
  4. If household income changes during the academic year a second financial assessment form must be submitted to detail these changes, where a student moves from Deal 2 to Deal 1 this will be paid from the date of assessment, funds will not be backdated.
  5. Payments for Deal 1 are made a week in arrears, with the first payment made on the Friday of the second week of term – payments are subject to attendance of 90% or above and attendance includes all timetabled activity.
  6. Payments for Deal 2 will be made in early February, this first £50 payment is subject to attendance of 90% or above for the whole period from the start of September to the end of January. The second £50 payment will be made early July and is subject to attendance of 90% or above for the whole period from the start of February to then end of your course. Part payments will not be made for individual weeks where attendance was 95% of above.
  7. Rewards are made to acknowledge good standards of work, including the timeliness of submission of work and exemplary behaviour, therefore Deal 1 and 2 payments may be withheld or cancelled in the event of a student being behind with work or assignments or due to sanctions resulting from disciplinary meetings.
  8. Students can monitor their attendance using Pro-Portal. In the unlikely event that a student disagrees with an absence mark which may result in non-payment this must be reported to their Progression Coach as soon as possible.