Eligible students can now apply for the Kent 16+ Travel Card offered by Kent County Council.
Travel Cards for applications made by 14 July 2017 will be sent by KCC to Canterbury Christ Church for collection on the first day of term.
Please note: Public Transport no longer issue letters for students to travel on the first day of term. Instead, students should retain their old pass if they have one but if they do not it is not a problem. KCC have agreed with operators that any student, carrying an old pass or otherwise, should be allowed to travel for the first few days of term so that they can collect their pass from the University.
Who is eligible to apply?
To apply for a Kent 16+Travel Card for the period 1 September – 31 August, every applicant must fulfil the following requirements:
- They must be under the age of 19 when applying.
- They must have already registered their place with the University and have their CCCU student ID number.
- They must be a resident of Kent (i.e. their household pays Council Tax to a Kent district council for KCC services).
- Residents of Medway Council and London boroughs which have a Kent postal address (e.g. Bromley) are not eligible to apply and should contact their own council to access schemes in those areas.
- Any student who lives within the boundary of Kent County Council, whether their provider is based in the county or outside, is eligible to apply.
Visit Kent County Council's website for full terms and conditions and further information.
How much does it cost?
Applications for Term 1 Travel Cards will be accepted until 22 September 2017, with any applications received after this date being automatically processed as Term 2. This is because applications can take up to 28 working days to process and to avoid students not get the full benefit of the Term 1 payment from the pass.
The deadlines for applications to guarantee passes are ready for collection on the first day of the remaining terms are as follows:
|Card valid from:||Price||Deadline for applications|
|Term 1 (September)
||14 July 2017
|Term 2 (November)
||29 September 2017
|Term 3 (January)
||1 December 2017
|Term 4 (February)
||5 January 2018
|Term 5 (April)
||16 March 2018
|Term 6 (June)
||11 May 2018
However, applications received after these dates will continue to processed as quickly as possible with passes being issued by KCC within 28 working days.
When can I use my K16+TC?
The K16+TC is valid at any time of day on any day of the year, including evenings, weekends and school holidays. There are no restrictions on the number of journeys you can make.
How do I apply?
If you wish to apply, please read the Terms and Conditions first.
If you are confident that you qualify you will need to send the following documents to http://www.kent.gov.uk/post16travel
If you are unable to apply online then please return this form with a passport sized photograph to;
Kent 16+ Travel Card
Kent County Council
PO BOX 441
Aylesford, ME6 9HJ
Please note: Do not send payment to the above address as this needs to be made to Canterbury Christ Church University.
Payment can be made at our online shop or via cheque (made payable to Canterbury Christ Church University) sent to;
Canterbury Christ Church University
St George’s Place
For queries regarding applications, replacement passes or refunds for the 2016-17 scheme year please contact the Kent 16+ Travel Card team – firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I get a refund?
Refunds can be arranged through Canterbury Christ Church University for K16+TCs returned to KCC before Friday 23 May 2015.
Refunds will be calculated based upon the numbers of terms remaining. However these will be subject to an administration fee by KCC and will also depend upon any terms and conditions which your education or work-based learning provider has set.
Students wishing to cancel their K16+ Travel Card should email us.