Funding- FE Students• If you are studying full-time, you will either be applying online for a college bursary/EMA, or applying online to SAAS for a student loan. This depends on the level of course you are studying.• Whichever route applies to you this will be your main source of income as a student. Most students find that they need to take on part-time work to make ends meet (See our Jobzone section for help with this).• There is additional funding available from college, called the Student Discretionary Fund. If you find yourself in financial difficulties come along to one of our Money Matters drop-ins to see if we can help. Drop-ins are held regularly in Learner Services. Bursaries/EMA General Funding/Discretionary Bursaries@ed-coll.ac.uk Funds/Childcare Funds 0131 559 4199 StudentFunding@ed-coll.ac.uk 0131 559 4251 / 4869 / 4764 SAAS (Student Awards Agency Scotland)- For HNC/D level students 0300 555 0505
Funding- FE Students • Apply online for EMA or Bursary • Submit evidence to the college • Processing time usually 4-6 weeks • Once you are at college, payments are fortnightly and based on attendance • EMA payments require 100% attendance • Bursary payments require 90% attendance • You must submit a Student Absence Monitoring (SAM) form if you miss classes • MAXIMUM 10 absences per year (5 per semester) • You are expected to attend 100% of classes
Funding- HE Students • Apply online to SAAS (Student Awards Agency Scotland) for funding AND fees • Submit evidence to SAAS • Processing time is approximately 6-10 weeks • Once you receive your award letter, you must bring it to Learner Services before payments can be released • Payments are monthly on the 7th of each month • You are expected to attend 100% of classes • Your attendance and progress on course is monitored and reported to SAAS
Learner Services- Jobzone & Volunteering• Jobzone student employment service• Help to find part-time work• Volunteering opportunities• For all the latest updates follow Jobzone on twitter: @JobzoneEdColl
Learner Services- Accommodation• Accommodation advice• Help finding accommodation• What to do if you face homelessness
Learner Services- Course Guidance & Moving On• Course Information- about other courses at college• Course Guidance- helping you choose the right course• UCAS help and guidance- for applying to university
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.