Transport Assistance

Guidance for Further Education students living 3 miles or further from the Folly Lane Campus.

If you wish to study a Full Time Further Education course at Hereford College of Arts and you live 3 miles or further from the Folly Lane College Campus then you may be entitled to apply for a subsidised travel pass. However, if you intend to travel by bus from Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye or surrounding areas, it may be cheaper to arrange transport directly with the bus company.

How to Apply

  • If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September and a Herefordshire resident, your application form should be completed on-line via the Herefordshire Council website using the following link:
    https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200187/public_transport/166/school_and_college_transport/2
  • If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September and pay your Council Tax to a Council other than Herefordshire you will need to apply directly to your own Council, please see contact details overleaf. If the travel assistance is refused, students can apply to Herefordshire Council by completing a paper application form. This form can be obtained directly from the Herefordshire Council Offices, downloaded from the Herefordshire Council website as above or are available from the Registry Office at Hereford College of Arts. Once completed, please forward the paper application form, refusal letter (if applicable) and cheque for the requested amount to the Registry Office at Hereford College of Arts. We will then consider your application and forward it to Herefordshire Council on your behalf.
  • If you are aged 19+ please contact the Registry Department for further information. Please email: registry@hca.ac.uk Please note, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire Councils no longer offer travel assistance to college students, please download the paper application form from Herefordshire Council and return to the College as above.

    When to Apply

    You must allow a minimum of 28 days for any Council to process your application. If you are applying to a Council outside Herefordshire and expect to be refused assistance, please ensure you allow 28 days for each council to process your application.

    Important Information Regarding Train Passes

    Applications and payments for train passes must be received by Herefordshire Council by 31 August 2018 to guarantee that the discounted rate will be applied.

    Any applications and payments for train passes received by Herefordshire Council between 1 September and 14 September 2018 will still be processed but are not guaranteed to receive the discounted rate and therefore applicants may incur additional costs.

    Applications and payments for train passes received by Herefordshire Council after 14 September 2018 will not be processed and students will need to purchase tickets directly from the train company.

    You will receive a payment reminder, by email, from Herefordshire Council approximately 6 weeks before the end of each term. Payment for Spring Term passes must be received by Herefordshire Council before 11 January 2019 and Summer Term passes before 29 April 2019. Payment for passes received after these dates will not be processed.

    Issued travel passes will be sent directly to the College and can usually be collected from the Registry Office at Hereford College of Arts on the first day of term. Train passes will require a photograph, please have one ready when you collect your pass from College. Train passes cannot be issued without a photo.

    Collecting Your Travel Pass

    It is the responsibility of the student to check in the Registry Office daily to check if their pass has arrived.

    Refunds will not be made by the Councils for any expenses incurred whilst waiting for your travel permit to arrive.