Financial Support

At College we have a fantastic Bursary Team who support a range of students with a vast array of financial concerns.

The team provide impartial, confidential help and advice on financial on all matters relating to money which include:

  • Bursaries
  • Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
  • Student Awards Agency for Scotland
  • Student Loans Company
  • Student support funds.

We hope we can provide you with some answers to questions you may have, on this page.  There are some fantastic links which may provide some assistance.  However, if you are unable to find what you need please speak to a member of our Bursary Team.

The Student Funding Team Office is located in Spectrum, in the Street Building. For more information, please call or email:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs, so please don’t suffer in silence.

Attendance requirements

If you are absent from College for any reason you must contact your Key Lecturer and your Lecturer of the subject, to advise you will not be in College.

For bursary purposes, you must normally have 100% attendance for their full-time course to receive each week’s payment.  If you receive a bursary/EMA you must also advise Student Funds

Additional Important Information for Students who receive EMA or Bursaries:

Part payment for part attendance will not be made. Students can self-certificate for 5 days of absence within the academic year, forms can be collected from Student Funds Office. Where medical evidence is available the student can still receive payment for a maximum of 4 weeks of absence within the academic year. Medical evidence can include medical certificates, appointment cards/letters or evidence of medication. A doctor or dentist appointment will only merit a half day absence. 4 weeks maternity leave is allowed (6 weeks if a caesarean birth) and 2 weeks paternity leave. The student funds office must be notified of this in writing to continue payment throughout this time. Where evidence is not given for an absence the payment will be held.


Further Education Funding (NC, SVQ, NQ, NPA, PDA)

Higher Education Funding (HNC/ HND)

Please see the SAAS website for information on Student Loans, Grants, Bursaries, Tuition Fees www.saas.gov.uk
There are 2 further funds available from College which are detailed below

Childcare Funds

We also provide Means-tested Food Bank vouchers. For more information on this or any other matter relating to money or cost of living please contact our Bursary Team: