Rewards is our fantastic new and improved benefit package for students studying full-time further education at the College.

We can offer you free travel on Arriva or Go North East, financial help for students from low income families, free sports activities, discounted gym membership, plus much more. Click the headings below to find out more about what we can offer you. 

We also have a Rewards package for students aged 19 and over, as well as students aged 24 and over.

Flex and Travel

We have teamed up with Arriva and Go North East to bring you Flex & Travel, available to full-time further education students. We will also consider support for students residing outside of County Durham.


Studying a high quality vocational or academic course may require some extra cash to help you get the essentials for study.

Assistance with Childcare

The College will seek to provide financial support towards Childcare costs for 19+ and 24+ students from low income households. In addition Students aged 16-19 may be eligible to apply for the Government’s Care to Learn scheme. Click here to see our Access Fund policy.

Additional benefits

Find out about our full range of benefits available to you.

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Free School Meals

We want to make college accessible to everyone and to help our students manage the costs associated with college.  From September 2014 New College Durham will be introducing a new scheme to enable eligible full-time students to receive a free meal each day they are in college.