Student Funding Update
All Student Funding Application links have been sent to students who have accepted an offer.
If you believe you should have a link and do not have it please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0344 248 0115.
Getting Your Funding Sorted
It’s important to know about the different types of funding support available to you whilst studying at Fife College.
You should apply for the relevant funding as soon as the funding process is open, to ensure it is in place for the start of your course. You will be notified via email when funding for the academic year becomes available.
All funding will depend on the level of course you are studying and your own personal circumstances. Most students will be eligible for some form of assistance to help with the cost of studying. This may include living costs, travel expenses, course materials and childcare fees.
If you are a Scottish student attending a further education college in Scotland, you usually don’t pay fees. In addition, you may also receive help with the cost of studying, including living and travel costs and childcare. What you’re entitled to will depend on:
- Where you live, i.e. your nationality and residency status.
- Your course, e.g. above or below HNC level, full or part-time.
- Your age.
- Your personal circumstances, e.g. your income or parents’ income, marital status, number of dependents.
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Student Funding Drop-in Sessions Are Currently Unavailable
If you have accepted an offer for a full-time FE course for 2020-20201 (i.e. Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Advanced Certificate, National Certificate, and City & Guilds courses) you should now have received a link to access the student funding application form. Please ensure to check your junk/spam folder. .
Please take time to complete this application and upload all supporting documentation relevant to your personal circumstances.
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.
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.
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.