Whatever your financial situation

It's important to know about the different types of funding support available to you whilst studying at college.

You should apply for the relevant funding as soon as you can to ensure this is in place for the start of your course.

If you have a funding query, please contact our funding team via email and include your Student ID number, if available.

Additional funding support is currently available for those facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic - you can find more information further down the page. 



Payments of student funds are tied to attendance. Download our Student Attendance and Absence Guide below for instructions on absences:


Student Attendance and Absence Guide 20/21


Additional Funding Support - COVID-19

The Scottish Government recently announced additional funding to support current students experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result both SAAS and SFC have provided additional funding to Forth Valley College.

Therefore we are inviting applications from students who are facing financial difficulties due to the current circumstances. 

This funding can be used for a range of essential costs such as:

  • Travel expenses
  • Books and equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Emergency situations
  • Disability related costs
  • Living costs
  • Holiday childcare costs

Before applying you must have taken up your maximum entitlement to all other funding such as: bursary, student loan or other grants and meet the residency criteria for EMA/Bursary or student loan, to be eligible to apply.

Most of this additional funding needs to be used by 31 March 2021 therefore early applications are advised.  Please download the application form below.

Student Assistance Form

If you have any questions please contact a member of the Student Funding team at funding@forthvalley.ac.uk or you can also speak to a Learning Advisor.

Young Person's Guarantee

The Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee will give all Scottish young people aged 16 – 24 the opportunity of:

• An apprenticeship
• Fair employment including work experience
• Formal volunteering
• Training
• University or college

Young people will be connected to opportunities and signposted to organisations and information that can help depending on the route that’s right for them.


To find out more visit My World of Work

Funding available

National Transition Training Fund (NTTF)

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or unemployed having been made redundant at any time from the 1 March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can use the NTTF to access an industry recognised qualification to help gain employment.

Find out more..


Whatever the situation with your finances, it’s good to know where you stand and that you are making the most of what you have.

With this in mind, Forth Valley College have been working with the Money Advice Service to promote their recently launched online financial check service which will help everyone understand and manage their money better.

Spending just five or six minutes answering some straightforward questions on the Health check will get you an easy-to-follow personalised action plan with three things you can do now, and some help with plans for the future, whatever your goals may be.

Best of all, it’s free and it’s unbiased.


Money Advice Service 


Got a question?

01324 403 000

Email: funding@forthvalley.ac.uk