ACCOMMODATION

Students wishing to relocate during their studies at PPA will be assisted by the college Accommodation & Welfare Officer. The college has great relationships with landlords and estate agents in Guildford and a good selection of houses, ensuring the accommodation process is as stress-free as possible.

For many students, this will be the first time living away from home – so we give as much support as we can.

COSTS

  • Council tax is exempt for students for the period of the course that they are on.
  • Students usually set up a house account which they pay approximately £40 each per month into to cover utility bills.
  • Depending on which estate agency the house is let through, the charges varies for contract fees, guarantor checks and tenancy agreements.
  • Typically, one month’s rent in advance and a six week deposit is usually taken at  the start of the tenancy which is split between the students/guarantors.

HOUSING BENEFIT

www.guildford.gov.uk/benefits

Guildford Borough Council is able to award Housing Benefit to students who are studying a Further Education course at PPA. Students would need to start the course before the age of 19 and be living in privately-rented accommodation (which is not affiliated with the educational establishment) to be eligible.

The following course offered by PPA that are eligible for Housing Benefit:
– One-Year Musical Theatre

Please note that PPA is not responsible in any way for housing benefit and any changes to the system that authorises this benefit.

Please contact costa@ppacademy.co.uk should you require any further information.