Student Funding Advice

It is important to know about what funds are available to you when you are student. Information on all of the funds available for FE and HE students can be found below.

 

Impartial help and advice is available from the Student Funds Team who are located at No1 on The Square. For more information please call 01506 418181 and select ‘option 2’ or email studentfunds@west-lothian.ac.uk.

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Higher Education Funding (HNC/ HND)

Students studying HNC & HND level courses can apply to SAAS for:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Young Student/Independent Student Bursary
  • Student Loan
  • Lone Parent/Dependents Grant

More information on the funds available, eligibility and the application process can be found on the SAAS website. We suggest applying to SAAS before 30th June to ensure your funding is in place before the course commences.

www.saas.gov.uk

There are also two additional funds that are available to HE students, these are the Childcare Fund and Discretionary Fund. You can apply for these funds through My College on the College website and you will receive an email notification once the application becomes available. More information can be found by clicking the links below:

Childcare Fund
Discretionary Fund (Housing)

 

Further education funding (NQ, NC, Intro etc.)

Students studying FE level courses may be eligible for the following funds:

  • Bursary Maintenance
  • Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
  • Travel & Study Expenses
  • Childcare Fund
  • Discretionary Fund (Housing)

You can apply for all of the above funds through My College and you will receive an email notification once the application becomes available.

More information on each fund can be found by clicking the links below.

You can also download our Student Funding Guide which gives an in-depth guide to all the funds below for academic session 2024/25.

Student Funding Guide 2024/25

Bursary Maintenance
EMA
Travel and Study Expenses
Childcare Fund
Discretionary Fund (Housing)