Travel Passes

More than 3 miles away

Students aged 16-18 who live more than 3 miles^ away from Southport College are eligible for a travel pass for bus or train (or travel funds where necessary).
You will still need to apply for this using the Pay My Student Portal, and although the pass is guaranteed if you live more than 3 miles^ away from the college, we do need formal confirmation of parental income. This is so that we can allocate the pass from the correct funding stream.

Between 1 and 2.9 miles away

Students aged 16-18 who live between 1 and 2.9 miles^ away from the College may still be eligible for a free travel pass but are means tested to assess their eligibility. Please apply using the Pay My Student Portal, so that we can also assess what other help you may be entitled to.

^It is College policy to assess eligibility by measuring the shortest walking distance using Google Maps.

Get Your Travel Pass

Get Your Travel Pass

To apply for your FREE College Travel Pass, once you have enrolled with us, you need to register and apply through the PayMyStudent portal.

Travel Guide

Pay My Student

For help using PayMyStudent please click here

PayMyStudent FAQs

This can be accessed using the link in the Student Portal or via

Apply via PaymyStudent using the online application form which covers all aspects of student funding including travel passes, bursaries and free meals.
Please logon using

We need to take details of household income so that your travel pass is charged to the correct funding stream and that College comply with government funding guidelines.

Please log on using the “No Student Number?” option. You should be issued with a temporary ID enabling you to progress your application – you will need to use the temporary number beginning “TMP” when logging on to complete an application.

We will get in touch if we need to see paper copies of your documents. The main reason for this is if the documents were “chopped” when photographed so are missing information. Please ensure that the images are complete before you upload them to your application.

For a Trio Card or Rail pass (not a simple bus pass) you will need to provide 1 passport sized photograph that you need to bring into college and have stamped before you can collect your pass from the train station.

Financial Support at College

At Southport College we have a range of financial support packages designed to help meet various costs associated with studying. Suppport can include bursaries, free meals and help with the costs of kit and uniforms or childcare.

Financial Support

The Student Hub

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01704 392704

Term Time

Monday 8.15am – 5.00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.15am- 7.00pm
Friday 8.15am – 4.00pm

Outside Term Time

Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm

Learning Support

If you have identified a learning difficulty and/or a disability, the Learning Support Team will contact you to discuss how to support you appropriately. Identified students who disclose a support need are individually interviewed to assess their needs and the level/type of support or tutoring required.

Personal Support

Our aim is to ensure every student reaches their potential with us and we have staff available for any individual who may need support and care. Students can access both counselling and personal support during their time with us.

Careers Advice & Guidance

Through our Student Information Centre, our Progress Tutors and Library Learning Centres, students have access to a wide range of careers advice and information as well as assistance with UCAS personal statements, CVs and job applications.