Students attending College on a full-time basis can apply for financial assistance from various sources depending on the level of course being studied.
Students studying full-time National Certificate, National Qualification, Pathways or Access courses may be entitled to Bursary support. Certain students aged betwen 16 and 19 may be entitled to the Education Maintenance Allowance.
Both methods of funding can be applied for using the one Bursary/EMA application form.
Both funds are administered by the College and should be applied for as soon as you receive your conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a course.
Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses.
The Student Awards Agency for Scotland will pay the tuition fees for all eligible Scottish and EU students.
Support for living costs for students studying in Scotland will mainly be through a loan, but you may be able to apply for a bursary (means tested) if you are under 25. Certain students may be eligible for supplementary grants. For advice on which ones you can apply for, contact Learner Services.
Applications for funding should be sent as soon as you receive your conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a course.
You may be able to apply for extra support from the College if you are paying rent, mortgage or child care. This support would come from the College Hardship/Childcare Fund. Students experiencing extreme hardship may also receive help depending on individual circumstances. You can apply for this support at any time in the academic year.
Students attending College on a part-time basis may receive financial assistance from a number of sources.
Further information on all aspects of finance is available by contacting Learner Services.
For information on Individual Learning Accounts (ILA) which can assist with course funding please click here.
What is DSA?
Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) is funding for students who by reason of their disability have extra costs arising from attendance on their course.
What is regarded as a Disability?
According to the Disability Discrimination Act a person is disabled if they have ‘a mental or physical impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’.
This might include anyone who:
The impairment needs to have lasted, or be likely to last, 12 months or more.
Who is Eligible? Only Students on Advanced Level, HNC level and above Courses for example:
Anyone with a disability who is
Who is Ineligible?
You cannot apply for DSA unless you are studying on an HNC or above level Course see below:
What can be claimed?
How do you claim?
For More details read the SAAS DSA guidance notes on their website : http://www.saas.gov.uk/_forms/dsa_notes_11_12.pdf