Bursary Funding 2013/14

Bursary Funding

Students who have been offered a place on a non-advanced course (not HNC/D) can apply for a Bursary or EMA.  There is only 1 form, the Bursary office will assess what you are eligible for.  Students aged 16 or 17 may be entitled to EMA whilst students over the age of 18 may be eligible for Bursary.  Travel expenses can be paid additionally.  Learner Services will send out application forms and handbooks, we have included them in the Related Documents below. 

The full Bursary Policy is within the Related Documents but to get you started there is a Question and Answer sheet below.  We strongly recommend that you read this and the handbook before you start to complete the application form.  

 

Attendance

Students must be aware that they are expected to attend class 100% and must take responsibility for the management of their own attendance.

Students eligible for Bursary funding must meet a MINIMUM of 90% attendance to receive funding.  This is a condition of funding set by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council.  The monitoring of this and the processes used to do this are determined by the College.

There may be periods of time that absence from college is unavoidable, such absence must be recorded on an authorized absence certificate available from the Bursary Wall in Learner Services. Section 16 of The Bursary handbook will explain what to do as will the step by step poster on the Bursary Wall. A maximum of one college timetabled week per term will be accepted.

 

Application Forms

Learner Services will send you one when you have been offered a place or you can download from the Related Documents below.  At this time you must print out for completion and return to the Bursary office.  Applications must be returned no later than 4 October 2013  Do not delay sending in your form because you are waiting on documentation, this can be sent at a later date.  If applications are accepted after this date monies will NOT BE BACKDATED