Help with travel and living costs for FE students

Travel discounts for students

You may be eligible for a student discount on your bus or rail travel.

The discounts you can get apply regardless of your family's income.

Help with travel costs from the council - do you qualify and what can you get?

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

If you have special educational needs and you, your family, your school or college feel you cannot travel by public transport, your case will be looked at on an individual basis. If we decide that the best option is to provide a taxi, it will be free.

If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan please contact your Casework Officer (CWO) or Learning Disability Advisor (LDD).

If you don't know the name of your officer/advisor or don't have a plan in place please contact our SEN team for an application form.

To ask phone the SEN team on 01273 293 552 or email

Once you complete the form please send it to:

SEN Team
Brighton & Hove City Council
Hove Town Hall
BN3 3BQ.

Low income families

We help students from low income families too.

If your travel to college costs more than £10 a week please read our post 16 transport policy statement (PDF 35KB)

If you think you qualify for financial help download and complete the post 16 application for travel assistance (PDF 443KB)

Return your completed form to:

Post 16 Transport
Brighton & Hove City Council
Hove Town Hall
Norton Road

If you would like a printed copy of the form please email or phone 01273 295 196

Transport policy for students over 16 years old

The policy explains what transport support is available for students over 16 years old in the Brighton & Hove area, 

Download our Post 16 transport policy statement (PDF 34KB)

Home to school transport policy for students under 16 years old

Download our home to school transport policy (PDF 752KB).

The policy will tell you about help available from Brighton & Hove City Council for students under 16 years old.