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Please note - School pupils undertaking a school-college partnership course do not need to apply for funding.
The following information is for Full Time students eligible for government funding. If you are on part-time, evening or other non-bursary funded courses or a student who does not qualify for government funding please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and support with your tuition fees.
Full-time students can receive funding if their course progresses to or results in a qualification.
Part-time students can sometimes be eligible for travel and/or childcare funding. Contact Student Funding at email@example.com for further information.
In order to be eligible to receive funding, a student must meet the age, residency and previous study criteria.
In order to be eligible to receive Student Funding, students must be beyond the statutory school leaving age. If you are under 16 when you start college, you may not be eligible to receive funding from the start of your course. Contact Student Funding for further information.
In order to receive Student Funding, you must meet all three of the following conditions:
If you do not meet all of the above conditions, depending on your circumstances, you may still qualify. Please contact Student Funding for further guidance.
If you are a UK citizen who is returning to live or study, you may be eligible to receive funding. You should contact Student Funding if you:
You will be eligible to receive Further Education funding if you:
For Higher Education SAAS funding eligibility requirements, please see the SAAS website.
Failure to comply with the above can result in disciplinary action such as funding payments being withheld, funding being reclaimed or stopped altogether.
While you are a student, if you find yourself in financial hardship you can apply for a payment from the Student Assistance Fund. This can be due to unexpected costs or bills. Each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis for reasons such as:
In addition to receiving money from the college while studying, you can access other resources.
Student Information Scotland – This website can be used to find out about your financial options while studying and information about other government resources you can access. The site also includes budget and funding calculators.
Money Map – This website from Citizen’s Advice can guide you on how to maximise your money, reduce your bills and meet the cost of living.
If you need specific advice or support, you can contact the Student Funding Team directly.
Phone: 01324 403000 (ask to be transferred to Student Funding. Mon-Fri, 9am-4.45pm)
Address: Student Funding, Forth Valley College, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, FK2 9AP
During term-time, you can speak to a member of Student Funding in the Student Center at our Falkirk Campus. (Please note that availability may vary depending on government Covid-19 regulations. See the latest information here.)