The Student Funding Team can provide further information and advice on the areas above and more. Feel free to visit, telephone, or email any of our Student Funding Teams at each campus:
There are several options available for funding your studies and your entitlement depends upon your individual circumstances and your course of study.
Funding can come from a variety of sources including personal finance, Bursary award, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) awards, Student Loans, Individual Learning Accounts (ILA), Grants and Scholarships or you may be eligible to apply for a fee waiver. Additional funding may be available for childcare, housing, travel and for students facing financial hardship through the College Discretionary Fund. Click here for information on how to activate your Student Support Application.
Before you start your course you should find out what support is available. Please note that funding is not guaranteed as funds are limited so you may not receive the support that you request.
You must ensure that you have enough money to maintain yourself until you receive your first Bursary / EMA / SAAS / Student Loan payment.
An overview of the funding options available to students is provided in the following links:
- Non-Advanced Funding (NC / NQ / VTCT / CITY & GUILDS / ESOL)
- Advanced Funding (HNC / HND / Diploma)
- Part-time Funding
For further information click on the links below:
- College Bursary and EMA
- Childcare Fund
- Discretionary Fund
- Individual Learning Account (ILA)
- Part-time Fee Grant (SAAS)
- Grants and Scholarships
- Council Tax and Housing Benefit
Absence from College
If you are in receipt of a College Bursary, EMA, Childcare or Discretionary funds, documentary evidence must be submitted for absence within 5 working days of returning to college. For absences due to illness:
- A medical certificate must be submitted for absences lasting more than 7 days
Please note: The number of medical certificates that can be submitted by an individual student throughout the academic year is limited. For further details please refer to the terms and conditions of your funding award.
Once your funding is in place and you know how much money you will be receiving you will need to budget and consider whether you need a part-time job to boost your income. For some information and advice on finding a part time job speak to a member of the Student Advice Team.
The Student Advice Team can provide further information and advice on the areas above and more. Feel free to visit, telephone, or email any of our Student Advice Teams at the Student Advice Centres:
Opening hours: 8.45am – 4.45pm Monday to Friday (except Wednesday 9.30am – 4.45pm)
Monday 08:45 to 16:45
Tuesday Closed (for Payment processing)
Wednesday 08:45 to 16:45
Thursday 08:45 to 16:45
Friday 08:45 to 16:45