Planning to study full-time? The funding available depends on whether you're going into further, or higher education.
If you're going to college to study a further education course, like National 4 or 5, Highers, National certificates and National Qualifications, then funding might be available through the college.
The level of funding, and whether you're eligible for it, depends on your circumstances. The best thing to do is contact your college and speak to the funding office. They'll be able to give you advice on what's available and how to apply.
If you're aged 16-19, you may be eligible for an Educational Maintenance Allowance.
For higher education, The Student Awards Agency Scotland provides funding, including tuition fees, bursaries and loans. Check if you meet their eligibility criteria, and if your course is covered.
You need to apply to SAAS in each year of your course. There's lots of helpful information on their website:
Other sources of funding
- SAAS has a guide to other sources of funding, from bursary support and discretionary funds, to childcare funds, tax credits and scholarships