While studying at college, you will be required to travel to and from your campus each day you are attending. If you live more than 2 miles from campus, you will be able to apply for travel funds to help get you to your campus and home again.

If the student lives more than 2 miles from their campus, they can apply for travel funding from the Bursary fund.

The maximum Travel Funding rates are based on the most cost-effective method of travel to college, a weekly student bus ticket. Regardless of how you choose to travel to college and the relative costs; the maximum Travel Funding rates remain the same. This fund is means-assessed based on the student’s income and the relevant household income.

Student Weekly Ticket - Zones

Stirling & Clacks Zone

Falkirk Zone

Forth Valley Zone

Maximum Weekly Rate




To find out more about the bus travel zones you can visit the McGill’s Scotland East Website.

Travel funding is not normally paid to students under the age of 22 as they are entitled to a free bus pass. Students can apply for this online on the NEC Website or by contacting their Local Authority.

If a student under the age of 22 cannot reasonably reach the college by bus, they should contact Student Funding as soon as possible to discuss the option to appeal. (Evidence to support the reason for appeal will be required.)

Please Note: The Travel Funding rates are set for the year based on the cost of a weekly student ticket at the beginning of the 2023-24 Academic Year. Any changes to the cost of the bus tickets are at the discretion of the bus operator and will not be reflected in the Travel Funding rates.