Talk to us if...

  • You need help completing your Bursary, Childcare, Discretionary or EMA application.
  • You are unsure what documentation you require for your college funding application. 
  • You need help with scanning your documents.
  • You require a replacement award letter.
  • You have not been paid and your attendance is 100%.

Where we are located...

  • Coatbridge Campus | Room 98C
  • Cumbernauld Campus | Room 002
  • Motherwell Campus | Room 0019

What we do...

The Student Funding team processes your student funding application to our centralised IT system. This application is assessed in line with Scottish Funding College Policy. We are responsible for making payments of Bursary, EMA, Discretionary and Childcare to any students with 100% attendance.


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Funding for full-time students

If you’re a Scottish student at 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, housing costs and childcare.


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Part-Time Funding

Fee Waiver

Most students studying part-time and on distance learning courses will have to pay tuition fees. However, if you receive certain benefits, are on a low income or are disabled, you may be eligible for free tuition.

The College may offer a fee waiver if you receive certain benefits or are on a low income.

You can apply for a fee discount (waiver) by completing the following form | Fee Waiver form


If you’re 16 or over, have a personal income less that £22,000 a year and are not already engaged in Scottish Government funded learning or training, you may qualify for an Individual Learning Account (ILA). This means you could get up to £200 a year towards the cost of some courses.

You must apply for an ILA before booking on your course. For more information on the full eligibility criteria and the courses which ILA can be used to support call SDS on 0800 917 8000 or visit:

MY World of Work     SDS

Part-time EMA

The Government has made changes to the EMA programme from January 2016 and EMA is now available to students studying on a part-time course.

The EMA will comprise a means-tested weekly allowance payable fortnightly (in blocks of two weeks) in arrears during term-time. EMA funding is awarded if you are under 18 years of age at the official start date of the course. The weekly allowance awarded will normally depend on the financial circumstances of the household.

We are unable to pay travel or study expense item.

Finance Team

The Finance Team provides advice and information relating to the Tuition Fee, Refund and Withdrawal Policy where appropriate.

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If you have any queries or require any further assistance, please email