Bursary and Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Eligible courses: Full Time Further Education Courses up to SCQF Level 6

Our Student Funding Team can offer advice on Bursaries and the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) and can be contacted at studentfunding@dumgal.ac.uk

All students who have been offered a place on a course will be sent a link to apply for their funding online.  

Please ensure your email address is your own (not shared) and up to date as this is how we will communicate with you.

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Bursary Terms and Conditions 2021-22

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EMA Terms and Conditions 2021-22

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EMA Learning Agreement 2021-22

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Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

FULL TIME FURTHER EDUCATION - 16 & 17 YEARS OF AGE

  • Under 18 years at the start date of the course
  • Living with parents or legal guardians
  • Have no dependent children

EMA weekly payment is £30, means-tested as shown:

1 child: £0 - £24,421

2+ children: £0 - £26,884

How to apply - You will be sent an email link once you have been offered a place on a course.

EMA Application Assessment May be eligible for: Information Required: Documents Required:

Parental income less than £24,421 (households with 1 child), or £26,884 (households with 2 or more children).

Residency rules apply.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) £30 per week

Tuition fees

Travel costs 

Study costs (course materials)

Additional support needs allowance

Personal details

Residency

Household income

Education

Bank details

Travel details

Birth certificate or passport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • No parental income declared
  • Or household income is more than £24,421 (households with 1 child),
  • or household income is more than £26,884 (households with 2 or more children).

Residency rules apply.

NOT eligible for EMA weekly allowance but following elements will be considered:

Tuition fees

Travel costs 

Study costs (course materials)

Additional support needs allowance

Personal details

Residency

Education

Travel details

 

 

Birth certificate or passport

EMA Away from Home Allowance Possible additional weekly payment maximum £43.15 As above plus own accommodation details Student's tenancy agreement in own name

FE Bursary - Parentally Supported Student:

FULL TIME FURTHER EDUCATION - 18 - 24 YEARS OF AGE

  • 18 - 24 years at the start date of the course
  • Not living with a partner
  • Have no dependent children
  • Not been financially self supporting for 3 years

Maximum weekly Bursary £85.90 means-tested.

How to apply - You will be sent an email link once you have been offered a place on a course.

Bursary Application Assessment   May be eligible for: Information required Documents required
Age between 18 and 24 parentally supported student

Residency and previous study rules apply

 Fees paid

Travel costs 

Study costs

Additional supprt needs allowance

Dependant allowance

Maximum weekly bursary award £85.90

 Personal details

Residency

Education

Student's income

Household income

Bank details

Travel details

 

 

Birth certificate or passport

Parent(s) P60(s), or benefit letters or Self Assessment Tax Return

Proof of student's income

Council Tax notice

Tax Credit Award Notice

Sibling(s) birth certificate(s)

Student also has own tenancy agreement

Possible additional weekly bursary of £22.65 - no award will exceed £108.55 per week

As above plus own accommodation details

 

Student's tenancy agreement in own name

FE Bursary - Independent Student

FULL TIME FURTHER EDUCATION - AGE 25+ OR INDEPENDENT AT START OF COURSE

  • Single and aged 25 or over or
  • Under 25 and either
    • Financially self supporting for 3 years or
    • Have dependent child or
    • Married / civil partnership / living with partner

Maximum weekly bursary £108.55 means-tested.

How to apply - You will be sent an email link once you have been offered a place on a course.

Bursary Application Assessment  May be eligible for: Information Required Documents Required

Independent Student

Residency and previous study rules

Fees paid

Travel costs 

Study costs

Additional support needs allowance

Dependent allowance

Maximum weekly bursary award £108.55

Personal details

Residency

Education

Proof of student's income

Proof of partner's income (if applicable)

Bank details

Travel details

 

 

Birth certificate or passport

Proof of income (3 full years' evidence required if single and aged under 25)

Partner's income details, eg P60, benefit letter, Self Assessment Tax Return

Council Tax notice

Tax Credit Award Notice (if applicable)

Child's birth certificate or passport (if applicable)

FE Bursary – Care Experienced Student

This is a non means tested award available to any student who has at any time been looked after by a local authority in the UK.  Qualifying students must have reached their statutory school leaving date, there is no upper age limit.  You will be expected to provide proof of your period of care from the relevant local authority.  You must also provide evidence of any benefit entitlement which may be affected when determining eligibility for this award.

Examples of Care Provision which may qualify you for this award

· Foster Care.

 · Kinship Care.

· Residential Care.

 · Compulsory Supervision Order with no condition of residence (Looked after at home) (Previously known as a Supervision Requirement).

 · Compulsory Supervision Order with a condition of residence (Looked after away from home) (Previously known as a Supervision Requirement).

 · Permanence Order

Maximum weekly bursary £202.50 non means-tested.

How to apply - You will be sent an email link once you have been offered a place on a course.

Care Experienced Bursary Application Assessment: May be eligible for: Information required Documents required

Care Experience evidence submitted

Residency and previous study rules apply

Fees paid

Travel costs 

Study costs

Additional support needs allowance

Maximum weekly bursary award £202.50

Personal details

Residency

Education

Student's income

Bank details

Travel details

Proof of Care Experienced status 

 

Birth certificate or passport

Social Work Letter or alternative form of evidence

Proof of benefits to ensure optimum award