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
Students aged 16-18 and living within Herefordshire
If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September 2023 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
Students aged 16-18 and living outside of Herefordshire in one of the following counties: Blaenau Gwent/Gloucestershire/Monmouthshire/Shropshire/Torfaen/Worcestershire
If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September 2023 and pay your Council Tax to one of the Councils listed above you should complete an online application form via the Herefordshire Council website using the following link: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200187/public_transport/166/school_and_college_transport/2.
Students aged 16-18 and living in Powys
If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September 2023 and pay your Council Tax to Powys County Council you will need to apply directly to your Powys County Council for travel assistance, please see contact details overleaf.
If Powys County Council approve your travel assistance, they will write to you confirming the maximum travel grant you have been awarded for the academic year. The travel grant can be used to purchase petrol, bus or train tickets. You must retain all receipts as proof of purchase in order to be eligible for reimbursement. Powys County Council will send you a ‘Claim for refund of travel expenses’ form which must be completed and returned to Powys County Council along with all receipts for bus or train journeys or petrol expenses, no later than 1 month after the end of each term.
Please note Powys County Council will not reimburse any travel costs that exceed the maximum travel grant that you have been awarded for the academic year.
If the travel assistance is refused, students can apply to Herefordshire Council by completing an online application form using the following link:
As part of the online application, you will be required to upload a copy of your refusal letter. Herefordshire Council will forward your online application to Hereford College of Arts for consideration and the College will confirm whether it will agree to fund the charges over and above the parental contribution because you are an out of county student.
Please note that Hereford Sixth Form College run a bus service for students travelling from Builth Wells. For further information about this Bus service please contact the Registry Department at Hereford College of Arts.
Students ages 19+ living in any county
Please contact the Registry Department for further information. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When to Apply
Please ensure that you have applied for travel by 31 July 2023.
You must allow a minimum of 28 days for your application to be processed. If you are applying to a Powys County Council and expect to be refused assistance, please ensure you allow 28 days for each council to process your application.
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.