Students studying full time for Access courses, National Certificate courses or Advanced National Certificate courses at either of our Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge campuses can apply for a Further Education Bursary.
Further Education Bursaries can include sums towards maintenance allowances, accommodation costs, travel expenses and additional support for students with additional needs.
The bursaries are means tested and vary depending on the circumstances of the student, but if a student qualifies for a bursary then any tuition fees are also waived.
Care Experienced Students
From 2018/19 students who are Care Experienced will be assessed for a total Income of £202.50 per week whilst at College. This can be made up of a mixture of funding e.g. benefits, accommodation charges, maintenance award however if this applies please contact a member of the Student Funding Team to discuss this further – Oatridgefunding@sruc.ac.uk or Elmwoodfunding@sruc.ac.uk
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
Students between the ages of 16-19 and who meet specific criteria maybe entitled to receive an EMA.
The EMA is a means-tested allowance and is dependant on how much income comes in to the home where the student stays.
The allowance is payable fortnightly, in arrears during term time providing a students' attendance is 100% at all of their timetabled sessions.
Students in receipt of an EMA may still be entitled to other forms of financial support, however young people in full-time employment, in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or in receipt of a training allowance will not be eligible for EMAs.
To be eligible for an EMA the student must have agreed and signed a Learning Agreement which spells out clearly the learning that will be offered to them by the college and the responsibilities of both parties to the agreement.
It is each students' responsibility to ensure that they have a valid Learning Agreement without which no EMA payment will be made. Visit the EMA Scotland website for further details on how to apply for an EMA.