SAAS online applications

If you are applying online for SAAS funding, you will be asked for certain information during the application. Have a look at our SAAS online application checklist to see what you will need.

Course Fees

While all courses provided by Fife College attract a Tuition Fee, if you are applying for a Full-time Further Education course, most Scottish and European Union Students will not have to pay tuition fees.

However, for a Further Education course (i.e. Access, NC, NQ, City & Guilds courses) you must apply to have your fees paid for you by completing a Student Funding Application Form. This form will be sent out to you once you have firmly accepted your unconditional offer.

The options available to you are dependent on the mode of attendance of the course (Full-time or Part-time) and the level of study, which is either:

  • Further Education (FE) – includes Access, NQ,NC, City & Guilds Courses

  • Higher Education (HE) – includes HNC/HND Courses

For Part-Time Further Education courses, fees are payable in advance unless you have applied for and have been granted funding by another source or have applied and been awarded part-time fee waiver.

For a Higher Education Course (i.e. HNC, HND Courses), fees are payable in advance unless you have applied to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your fees fully or partly paid for you.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all required funding applications are completed fully and this will ensure that your fees will be paid where eligible.

Any fees that remain outstanding are your responsibility.

If you require assistance to do this, please contact our Student Funding team using the contact details at the bottom of this page. 

You will be asked to bring confirmation of who will be paying your tuition fees with you to induction should you enrol at Fife College.

Any fees that remain outstanding are your responsibility.

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Our Student Funding Application Forms for Education Maintenance Allowance, Bursary Funding and additional Support Funds (rent/mortgage and childcare) will be available in May 2017 for courses starting in August 2017.

If you have firmly accepted your unconditional offer, you will receive your funding application through the post in May 2017. Please take time to fill this in carefully and return as soon as possible with all your supporting evidence.

If you will be receiving funding from SAAS, please visit the SAAS website or call their helpline on 0300 555 0505.

Click on the images below for more information on how to apply for the different types of funding and find out what financial support might be available to you.



Useful Links

The following links will provide further information on fees and funding.

Learner Guide: Payment of Tuition Fees 2016-2017 - This guide will help you understand how your fees will be paid, what you need to do to apply for your fees to be paid and the options available to you if you are paying your own tuition fees.*

Payment of Tuition Fees Flowchart 2016-17 - This flowchart provides an easy to follow overview of whether you are likely to be eligible for your fees to be paid on your behalf and what you need to do to ensure this happens.*

Course Fees Information Sheet - 2017-18 – This information sheet provides you with an overview of the course fees for 2017/18 depending on which programme you apply for.

Student Funding Guide 2016-17 - This guide was produced for students applying for funding for 2016-17 courses. It provides you with all the information you might need regarding applying for a Bursary, Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) and Support Funds.*

Funding at a Glance - Quick Guide Table - 2017-18 – This table outlines the type of funding that you may be eligible to apply for depending on what you are studying.

Attendance Requirements and Absence from College 2016-17 - Government rules require 100% attendance at class, of if you miss a class your funding payment may be at risk. Visit this page to find out more about attendance requirements.*

Employer Mandate Form 2016-17 - If your employer is paying your fees on your behalf, they will need to complete this form and send it back to us. Please see section 8 of the above Learner Guide: Payment of Tuition Fees for further information.*

Fife College Refund Policy 2016-17 - If you have enrolled on a course and wish to withdraw, this policy explains the notice period required and any charges that may be incurred*

Contact us

Our aim is to support every individual who seeks to further their education.

If you still have questions, need more information or are unsure of your options, please contact our Student Funding team on 0344 248 0115 or email 

*The above information is based on information from the Scottish Funding Council for 2016-17. Updated information for 2017-18 will be available in May 2017 following updated guidance from the Scottish Funding Council.