When you are considering starting college, one of the most important issues to consider is funding and how you intend to pay for some of the costs that come with being a student.
Our advisors are happy to discuss your individual circumstances, help you with a financial “health check” and budgeting advice and to advise you on how to apply for funds. Some of the funds you may be able to apply for include:
The Money Advice Service offer free, impartial money advice to help you make choices throughout your life, whatever your circumstances. If you would like advice on any financial matters or to find out more visit
Your funding will depend on the type of course you apply for, your age and personal circumstances. Find out more about
Please take some time to read through the information in this section before applying for a course.
It is important that you have arranged funding before starting a course at the College.
For students from outside the EU please visit our
for information about fees and funding.
Studying while on Benefits
If you receive benefits and plan to study full-time, you should check how your payments might be affected before enrolling at the college. Talk to your local benefits office or contact us before you apply for a course.
Help finding part-time work
Many students find that they need to take a part-time job to make ends meet. We can support you to find work. Vacancies are displayed in our student portal. Once you are enrolled as a student you can access this information.
If you can't manage
If you run into money problems once you've started your course, don't keep it to yourself. Talk to us as soon as you can. There may be additional funding you can apply for through the Discretionary Fund.
Don’t let financial worries get in the way of your studies. We can give you practical, confidential advice on your situation and help you to start sorting the problems out. The Student Services Team on each of the college campuses will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have. Remember, we’re here to help you!
We have a list of frequently asked questions regarding fees and funding. If you have any questions or concerns that are not address here or about any money matters please contact us on 0131 669 4400