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Bursary for Care Experienced Students

9 August 2018

From 2018 the Scottish Government have introduced a Care Experienced Bursary of £202.50 per week which will apply to all full-time, non-advanced courses which would normally pay EMA/Bursary to students.

This covers any course below HNC level and is for any care experienced student (at any age and for any length of time) who is under 26 on the first day of their course. It is not means tested and non-repayable.

Edinburgh College are looking at all applicants for funding 2018/19 and any who are identified as care experienced will be eligible.  They will require written confirmation from their local authority that they were care experienced.

Can you please consider if you have any young people who are starting college this year - have they told college they are care experienced - if not, please tell them to contact college to inform them.  If they have, they will be assessed for the additional funding.

For further guidance please contact Edinburgh College Student Finance or the Scottish Funding Council on 0131 313 6500.