Full-time Further Education (FE)

This page provides all of the Student Funding information required by students who will be studying a Full-time Further Education (FE) course.

An FE (or non-advanced) course is any course below HNC Level (or SCQF Level 7).

Important Information and Guidance

Education Maintenance Allowances (EMA) are available for students who are under the age of 18 on the start date of their course. If the student is awarded an EMA, they will be eligible for £30 per week which is paid into their chosen bank account. 

Find out more about EMA funding. 

The Childcare fund is available for assistance towards childcare costs.

· The amount awarded will be dependent on household income.

· Childcare will only be paid for timetabled hours – including mandatory placements – it won’t include study days.

· You will be responsible for any costs that are not met by the College.

Find out more about the Childcare fund


Bursary Maintenance Awards may be available for students aged 18 years (unless they are Care Experience) or over on the date their course starts. The amount awarded will depend on your circumstances. If you are currently in receipt of benefits, you MUST inform the relevant benefit agency, (i.e. Department of Work & Pensions) that you will be a full time student. The benefits you receive while you are a student will determine what funding is available to you. For more information, please click the link of the Bursary that you are interested in.

18-24 Bursary

25 & Over Bursary

Self-Supporting Bursary

Care Experienced Bursary

Universal Credit

This fund is based on household income, therefore, not all students who apply for assistance with Rent/Mortgage Interest will be eligible to receive support towards their claim.

Learn more about the Rent/Mortgage Interest fund 

Needing assistance to complete your application form?

See when we are available at a campus and book an appointment to come and speak to someone from the Student Funding Team. These bookable appointments can be made by either calling the main college number on 0344 248 0115 or emailing studentfunding@fife.ac.uk