When can I apply for funding and/or financial support?
Funding forms for Full-time Further Education courses starting in September 2019 will be available in June 2019.
We are awaiting guidelines from the Scottish Funding Council. Once we have guidelines from Scottish Funding Council, an application form will be sent to students who have accepted their offer. If you have not already done so, please accept your offer so that a form can be sent when it is available.
Funding for Further Education (FE) courses
If you have firmly accepted an offer for a further education course (i.e. Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Advanced Certificate, National Certificate, and City & Guilds courses), we will send you a Student Funding Application Form by post.
Please take time to fill this in carefully and hand it in to our Student Funding team with all your supporting evidence.
Our Student Funding team will be available at each campus at certain times to check your forms and answer any funding queries.
Funding for HNCs, HNDs, and Degrees
If you are studying a Higher Education Course (i.e. HNC, HND or Degree), then you should apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for funding.
Applications are currently open for new, continuing and returning students who have been given an offer on a Full-Time Higher Education Course for session 2019/2020.
You can now apply to SAAS for your award by visiting the SAAS website. You can also apply at the same time for any Bursaries or Loans for living costs where eligible.
We encourage students to apply for funding as early as possible and before the 30 June 2019, to ensure their funding is in place for the start of their course.
It is the student’s responsibility to apply to SAAS to ensure tuition fees are in place to fund their course. If SAAS confirmation of funding is not received by the College, students are liable to pay their own fees.
SAAS are working with Young Scot to offer enhanced reward incentive packages, where students can redeem Young Scot entitlement card points if you submit your application early and in advance of 30 June 2019.
Funding for Childcare or Housing
If you are studying a Further Education course, you may also be eligible for support with travel.
If you require assistance towards rent or childcare expenses please apply to the College directly via the Student Funding Application Form which you will be able to pick up from any main campus reception.
You need to accept your unconditional offer of a place at Fife College before you can apply for funding for childcare, or rent/mortgage funding.
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. Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Advanced Certificate, National Certificate, and 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 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.
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. an HNC, HND, or degree courses), fees are payable in advance unless you have applied to 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.
You will be asked to bring confirmation of who will be paying your tuition fees with you to induction.
Any fees that remain outstanding are your responsibility.