Money and funding

Apprenticeships allow you to work for an employer, earn a wage and learn lots of skills. But you might still have questions about money or funding. Here are some useful links to help you out.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) 

Money to support you if you want to keep learning at school, at home or as a student on certain college courses. Available to 16- to 19-year-olds - check your eligibility here.

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) - Graduate Apprenticeships

If you've just left school and want to apply for a Graduate Apprenticeship, you'll need to apply for SAAS funding.

This SAAS guide tells you who can apply for Graduate Apprenticeship funding, how much you’ll receive for your course fees and how to complete an application.

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) Disabled Students' Allowance 

Money to support you while you study either full-time or part-time college and university courses.

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ILF Scotland Transition Fund 

Get up to £1,500 towards learning or other activities if you're a disabled person between the age of 19 and 25.

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 

Students can claim ESA. It's a weekly payment if you have a disability or health condition that affects how much you can work.

SAAS Care-experienced Students' Bursary 

Tuition fees and a bursary for care-experienced students on full-time undergraduate courses. 

Young Persons' free bus travel card 

If you're younger than 22 or disabled, you can get free bus travel across Scotland. Use this to get to and from your college, university or other training course.

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