If you are a Scottish student attending a further education college in Scotland, you usually don’t pay fees. In addition, you can also receive help with the cost of studying, including living and travel costs, course materials and childcare. What you’re entitled to will depend on:
- Where you live, i.e. your nationality and residency status.
- Your course, e.g. above or below HNC level, full or part-time.
- Your age.
- Your personal circumstances, e.g. your income or parents’ income, marital status, number of dependents.
Some elements of funding are based on the income available in your household. If you are under 25, available income is based on your parents’ income.
Looking for a quick answer? Try our frequently asked questions listed here "All Funding FAQs" on COLIN
All students who have been offered a place on a course will automatically be sent a link to apply for their funding online so please ensure your email address is up to date as this is how we will communicate with you.
How do I apply for funding?Read our student guide
Care Experienced Bursary
If you're aged between 16 and 26 and are under 26 on the first day of the course, you may be eligible to apply for up to £8,100 through a care-experienced bursary.
Bursary and Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)Read more
Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)Read more
Discretionary FundsRead more
Childcare FundsRead more
Part Time Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)Read more
If you are in receipt of certain state benefits such as Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, DLA, Working tax Credit, Universal Credit etc you may not be required to pay course fees.
Part-time Fee Grant
The part-time fee grant gives help each year towards the cost of your learning up to £1274.00.