Free Travel to College
The brutal cut by the current Government to EMA has had a very deep impact on people being able to attend college. Cornwall Council has by means of the Cornish Bursary tried to address this. Sadly, as with most things today, there is not enough money to fully solve this issue.
However, the good news is Cornwall College will now be able to offer free travel to students whose household income is under £31,000 per year. This offer from the college is fantastic news and has been helped by the money given to the college from Cornwall Council’s bursary project.
Hopefully the free travel will enable more people to access the courses and education that might not otherwise happen because not being able to afford to attend, or travel to college.
This bursary for travel starts September 2012. Hopefully other colleges will follow suit.