It is important to make sure that you have your finances sorted out before you enrol on a course. There are various sources of funding you could be able to access.
You can speak to someone in Learner Services about Funding by visiting the College between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday; calling 01698 232358 or 01698 232296; or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are various kinds of funding available, from a variety of sources, covering fees, maintenance, travel, childcare, disability, housing, financial difficulties, equipment and books. Some take in to account your personal financial circumstances; others depend on the type of course or your age.
We have put together some information that may help you with funding information. Click here to view our Funding Guide (Adobe PDF)
Funding for Further Education (full-time)
If you decide to study a full-time NC, SVQ, VTCT, SGA course or a programme of Highers you may be eligible for a bursary or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) - Application forms are available from Learner Services. Click here to view the Bursary/EMA handbook.
Funding for Higher Education (full-time)
If you are studying a full-time HNC, HND or Degree course you may qualify for support to cover course fees and living costs from the Student awards agency for Scotland (SAAS) and the Student Loans Company (SLC). Apply online at www.saas.gov.uk.
Funding for part-time study
Students who are studying a part-time course at college are not normally eligible for the same type of funding mechanisms as those studying on a full-time basis. If you receive benefits, you may qualify for a fee waiver and the course will be free. Alternative sources of funding, such as an Individual Learning Account (ILA), part-time grant, or scholarship, may also be available to you.
Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs)
ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme that helps you pay for part-time Further Education. It’s for people who have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or who are on benefits.
If you need any further information call the ILA helpline on 0808 100 1090 or visit the ILA Scotland website www.ilascotland.org.uk. Plese note: All ILA's must be in place before the start of your course.
SAAS Part-time Fee Grant
Higher Education students can apply to SAAS for up to £500 towards course fees. To qualify for this funding, you should have an individual income of £22,000 a year or less. You also need to be studying a part-time Higher Education course, Professional Development Award (PDA) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at levels 7-11 of the Scottish Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and complete at least 40 SCQF credits per year.
Completed applications must be received by SAAS no later than one month after the start date of the course. If you apply after this then your application will be rejected.
All application forms must be signed and stamped by a member of the Funding & Welfare staff, located within the Motherwell College Learner Services department. A disclaimer will also be signed by the student to inform them of the condition of the award. Students must remember to bring their award letter with them to the Funding & Welfare Department. If these steps are not taken, the student will be liable for payment of their fees.
Applications can be downloaded from the SAAS Website.
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