There are a number of options when it comes to funding your full-time study at North East Scotland College. These include:
- Student Loan: Elements of this are means-tested. Any eligible student can apply for the non-means tested element. Visit www.saas.gov.uk for more information.
- Young Student Bursary: This is a non-repayable grant for students from low income households who are under 25 at the start of their course, single and not independent.
- Independent Student Bursary: This is a non-repayable grant for students with low house income who are over 25 at the start of their course or satisfy the criteria to be classes as an independent student.
- Supplementary Grants: These are non-repayable and available to students in certain categories. They are normally means-tested, e.g. Dependants Grant, Lone Parents Grant, Vacation Care Leavers Grant or Disabled Students Allowance.
How to Apply
You can apply for funding online via the SAAS website: www.saas.gov.uk
Loans and grants are paid in monthly instalments on the 7th of each month. Payments are usually directed straight in to your chosen bank account.
If you are unsure of your situation and don't know whether you are in a position to receive any funding, you should contact SAAS in the first instance. You can also seek advice from us here at North East Scotland College:
Tel: 01224 612284
Repaying your loan
Your loan must be repaid when you are employed and receiving a certain level of salary (currently this is £16,365 per annum). Your repayments will start the April after you graduate or leave your course, and the amount paid back will depend on your earnings.
Need some more information?
For more information please contact the Student Loans Company.
Tel: 0845 026 2019
International Student Funding
Regulations for international student funding and tuition can be complex. If you need some help or advice, the best thing to do is Zuzana Banicova, our International Guidance Tutor.
Tel: 01224 612635