Financing Your Education
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Looking for part-time funding info?
This page is about full-time courses. Please see our information on funding a part-time course.
This provides all the information on student funding and allows you to apply for your financial support.
There is more information available on certain topics, by following the links.
If you have been accepted on a non advanced course, for example, NC, CT, S2 your funding will be through the College.
If you have a place on an HNC/HND course your funding will mainly be through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. Please also read the section below on Help with Housing and Childcare Costs.
Who is eligible for funding?
While students in Scotland are able to have their fees paid by the Government there are conditions set. These depend on your residency status. More on eligibility
What support is available?
Under 18 years old on a non advanced course
Educational Maintenance Allowance
An EMA is a weekly allowance paid term time for young students who continue their education beyond their school leaving date. Any queries please contact 01241 432624.
How much will I get?
The award is £30 per week but entitlement to it is it based on the income coming into your house. It is not paid during college holidays. More on Educational Maintenance Allowance
Travel and Course Expenses
If you are under 18 at the start of your course you can apply for assistance with Travel and course costs. These allowances are not dependant on your family’s income.
Full-time School Links
Full-time Links are students who remain on their school roll but study a full-time course at college. Their funding will start after the winter leaving date. More on full-time links
You must achieve 100% attendance to ensure payment of your EMA. More on progression
18 or over on a Non Advanced Course
Further Education Bursary
A bursary is a discretionary award made by the college to help maintain a person in full-time education beyond the statutory leaving age. More on Further Education Bursary Any queries please contact 01241 432744.
How much will I get?
The amount paid will depend on your personal circumstances and may also depend on your or your “parents”/ partner’s circumstances. More on assessment of awards
You may be eligible for help with travel costs if you stay more than two miles from the college. This usually takes the form of a bus pass. More on travel
This is an allowance for books and equipment and is usually paid to your department on your behalf. This allowance is means tested for students aged 18 and over.
Instalments of your bursary are paid directly into your bank account on a two weekly basis. It covers the full duration of the course, providing you are attending the College.
You will receive a payment schedule which will be issued with your award letter. Your funding does not cover the summer holidays.
Attendance and Progress
Students should strive to achieve 100% attendance and make progress on their course.
If you are absent you should complete an online certificate of absence within 2 days of your return to college.
If you are absent for more than 18 hours you must submit a Fit Note from your GP.
Appointments with GPs, dentists or Social Workers should be made for a time when you are not in College. More on attendance and progress
How do I apply?
Once you formally accept a place on a non advanced course at Angus College a Funding Application Form will automatically be sent to you.
It is very important that you submit your application form at an early date as all applications are dealt with in strict date order of receipt.
Applications received later than 6 weeks after the start date of the course will not be back-dated. More on how to apply
You must apply to Student Awards Agency for Scotland for your funding. If you require help with this please contact the Advice Centre. You must apply for the full loan to be entitled to help from the Discretionary Funds.
Any Queries please contact 01241 432743.
Help with Housing Costs
For most students Housing Benefit will cease when you become a student*. The Financial Hardship fund can students help with housing cost, whether it is rent or a mortgage.
- There are exceptions to this rule. See Financial Assistance Fund
Help with Childcare Costs
The College has a childcare fund that you can apply to for help towards the cost of registered childcare. More on student childcare support
Lone Parent Childcare Grant
Extra funding is available to help with childcare for lone parents. More on Lone Parent Childcare Grant
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I stay on my benefits while I study full-time?
- If I withdraw from my course will I have to pay my bursary back?
- What happens if I become pregnant?
- I am from an EU state, will I get a bursary?
- I have already been on a course will I get another bursary?
- I will be 18 years old in November will my funding change?
- I don’t live with my parents, why do they have to give details of their income?
- Can I get help to complete my funding application?
- How do I complete an online certificate of absence?