Subsidised Travel Scheme

The Fareham College Bus Travel Scheme has been developed to help Full Time students with the additional costs of travelling to and from College. The College offers bus passes at subsidised rates which cover the cost of travel for the whole College year.

2017/18 Subsidised Bus Pass Options

Bus CompanyPass TypeDescriptionRestrictionsSubsidies Cost
All Zones Hampshire –Annual 7 Day Pass (College Year)Includes weekend use£400.00
ShuttleValid for use from Fareham Train Station or Bishopsfield Road Campus to CEMAST onlyWeekdays only£100.00
‘Student GoldriderAnnual 7 Day College Pass and Shuttle (Calendar year)Valid 365 days£500.00

Eligibility

To be eligible to purchase a Subsidised Bus Pass you must be:

  • Studying on a full time course
  • Living at least 3 miles away from the college. We will determine this distance based on the post code you provide on your application form. You can use this web tool to check the distance yourself if you have access to the internet: http://www.freemaptools.com/distance-between-uk-postcodes.htm

Bus Pass Info

Full This pass can be used on any First Bus service in the Hampshire area. This includes use of the Fareham College First Bus Services and can also be used on the Eclipse route• Valid for use for one academic year: (04/09/2017 – 10/07/2018)
• Valid for use seven days a week
• For use term time only
Shuttle This pass is only for use on the Fareham College Bus Service between Fareham Train Station (or the Bishopsfield Road Campus) and CEMAST. This pass is for students who live within walking distance of the Bishopsfield Road Campus who want to travel to CEMAST by bus, or for those who need to use the train or Stagecoach bus service to travel to Fareham before making the journey to CEMAST.• Valid for use for one academic year: (04/09/2017 – 10/07/2018)
• Valid for use weekdays only
• For use term time only
‘Student Goldrider This pass can be used on any bus service operated by Stagecoach in the South and South East. Covers the 69 bus route which runs from Winchester to Fareham through Bishops Waltham, Waltham Chase, Swanmore and parts of Wickham• Valid for use for one calendar year: (04/09/2017 – 31/08/2018)
• Valid for unlimited travel, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Payment & Application Form

When you have decided which pass option is right for you, you can make your payment in the following ways:

  • Online via Wisepay

If you have been a full time student at the College during 2016/17 you will have already have a Wisepay login. Please use this link to login and make payment:

Current Students

If you will be new to the College in September 2017 the WisePay facility is not currently available; please make payment in one of the following ways:

  • By cheque – Please make cheques payable to Fareham College and send with a completed Subsidised Bus Pass Application form
  • By Credit/Debit Card – Please contact Student Services by phone on 01329 815170 to make your payment

For all payment options you will also need to complete and return a Subsidised Bus Pass Application Form

Click here to download a Subsidised Bus Pass Application form and guidance notes
Click here to download Wisepay FAQs

What happens next?

First we will assess your application to ensure that you meet the listed criteria. If you are eligible for a subsidised pass and have made the correct payment then we will produce a bus pass for you or order one on your behalf from the appropriate bus company.  If we have received your application form and payment in good time, then you should be able to collect your pass from the first day of College term in September. You will need to collect your pass in person; it cannot be issued to somebody else on your behalf.

Additional Financial Support for Travel Costs

In addition to the College’s Subsidised Bus Travel Schemes, if you are on a low income and will have difficulty paying for subsidised travel you can also apply to the 16- 18 Bursary Fund or Discretionary Learner Support / Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund (depending on your age) if you would like us to assess your income.  To be eligible for this type of funding students need to have an annual household income below £25,000; if you qualify then it is likely that the College can fund towards a bus pass for you in full or pay you a significant amount towards the cost of rail travel.  In the past year the College has been able to assist a significant number of full time learners with cost of bus passes to travel to College so it is well worth applying for financial support if the cost of travel will be a barrier to you.

Any Questions? Please contact Student Services on 01329 815 139 for information concerning the Fareham College Bus Travel Scheme. Alternatively, 

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