FE Assistance with Rent

There is a limited amount of money available in this fund to support rent. This fund is calculated on household income and not all students who apply for assistance with rent will be eligible to receive support towards their claim.

Students who are in receipt of Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit (and will be eligible to remain on Universal Credit whilst being a full time student) will not be eligible to apply for this fund. For more information on Universal Credit, please click [here]. Hyperlink to Universal Credit page

We are unable to assist you if you are living in the parental home or paying rent to a family member.

In order to be eligible for support with rent, you need to be receiving the maximum funding that you are entitled to.

We will only pay housing costs for you if you have a valid tenancy agreement (this must include your name as a tenant responsible for rent costs; sole/joint tenant).

Your landlord/letting agency must be registered on Landlord Registration Scotland. This is a legal requirement and if your landlord/letting agency has failed to comply, the College will not give assistance with rent costs. You can check the register by following this link.

Rent assistance is paid directly to your chosen landlord/letting agent. All housing payments are paid four weeks in arrears.

Payments are subject to engagement/attendance checks and students will be responsible for any costs that are not met by the College.

No formal contract will exist between landlords and the College.

Please note: We may not be able to meet your full rent.

 

Assistance with Rent

Category

Income level

Award

Student with partner

 

Partner income less than £18000

Half rent cost up to maximum of £50 per week

Single student (no children) and sharing accommodation

Student income disregarded

Half rent cost up to maximum of £50 per week

Single student (no children) and sole occupant

Student income disregarded

Rent cost up to maximum of £50 per week

 

Evidence Requirement

Housing Assistance Rent

Tenancy Agreement – This needs to include Name, address, Current rent cost and signed declaration page.

Mortgage statement – This needs to be your annual statement that includes interest payments.

P60 Covering April 2020 – March 2021  for partner

Council Tax Notification 2021 if  single person

Benefit Letter/screen shot of at least 6 Months Universal Credit award showing Name , Address and all elements awarded (this includes deductions)

 

 

 

FE Assistance with Mortgage

There is a limited amount of money available in this fund to support mortgage interest payments. It is based on household income, therefore, not all students who apply for assistance with mortgage interest will be eligible to receive support towards their claim.

  • In order to be eligible for support with mortgage interest payments, you need to be receiving the maximum funding that you are entitled to.
  • We will only pay housing costs for you if you have a valid mortgage statement (this must include your name as a liable person; Annual statement showing interest costs).
  • Students who are in receipt the housing element of Universal Credit (and will be eligible to remain on Universal Credit whilst being a full time student) will not be eligible to apply for this fund. For more information on Universal Credit, please click [here]. Hyperlink to Universal Credit page
  • You will be responsible for any costs that are not met by the College.

Student with mortgage

Single or partnered

Partner income less than £18000

 

Student income disregarded

Up to £30 per week to help with interest payments. Must have most recent annual mortgage statement. Value depends on individual mortgage interest rate.

 

Housing Assistance Mortgage Interest

Mortgage statement – This needs to be your annual statement that includes interest payments.

P60 Covering April 2020 – March 2021  for partner

Council Tax Notification 2021 if  single person

Benefit Letter/screen shot of at least 6 Months Universal Credit award showing Name , Address and all elements awarded (this includes deductions)

 

HE Assistance with Housing costs

There is a limited amount of money available in this fund to support rent or mortgage interest payments. It is based on household income, therefore, not all students who apply for assistance with rent or mortgage interest will be eligible to receive support towards their claim.

  • In order to be eligible for support with rent or mortgage interest payments, you need to be receiving the maximum funding that you are entitled to.
  • We will only pay housing costs for you if you have a valid tenancy agreement or mortgage statement (this must include your name as a liable person; sole/joint tenant/owner).
  • We are unable to assist you if you are living in the parental home or paying rent to a family member.
  • Students who are in receipt of Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit (and will be eligible to remain on Universal Credit whilst being a full time student) will not be eligible to apply for this fund. For more information on Universal Credit, please click here
  • Your landlord must be registered on Landlord Registration Scotland. This is a legal requirement and if your landlord/letting agency has failed to comply, the College will not give assistance with rent costs. You can check the register by following this link.
  • You will be responsible for any costs that are not met by the College.

We are unable to assist you if you are living in the parental home or paying rent to a family member.

In order to be eligible for support with rent, you need to be receiving the maximum funding that you are entitled to.

We will only pay housing costs for you if you have a valid tenancy agreement (this must include your name as a tenant responsible for rent costs; sole/joint tenant).

Rent assistance is paid directly to your chosen landlord/letting agent. All housing payments are paid four weeks in arrears.

Payments are subject to engagement/attendance checks and students will be responsible for any costs that are not met by the College.

No formal contract will exist between landlords and the College.

Please note: We may not be able to meet your full rent.

 

Assistance with Rent

Category

Income level

Award

Student with partner

 

Partner income less than £18000

Half rent cost up to maximum of £50 per week

Single student (no children) and sharing accommodation

Student income disregarded

Half rent cost up to maximum of £50 per week

Single student (no children) and sole occupant

Student income disregarded

Rent cost up to maximum of £50 per week

 

HE Housing Assistance Rent

SAAS Award letter – This can be downloaded from your SAAS portal

Tenancy Agreement – This needs to include Name, Address, Current rent cost and signed declaration page.

Mortgage statement – This needs to be your annual statement that includes interest payments.

P60 Covering April 2020 – March 2021 for partner

Council Tax Notification 2021 if single person

Benefit Letter/screen shot of at least 6 Months Universal Credit award showing Name, Address and all elements awarded (this includes deductions)

HE Assistance with Mortgage

There is a limited amount of money available in this fund to support mortgage interest payments. It is based on household income, therefore, not all students who apply for assistance with mortgage interest will be eligible to receive support towards their claim.

  • In order to be eligible for support with mortgage interest payments, you need to be receiving the maximum funding that you are entitled to.
  • We will only pay housing costs for you if you have a valid mortgage statement (this must include your name as a liable person; Annual statement showing interest costs).
  • Students who are in receipt the housing element of Universal Credit (and will be eligible to remain on Universal Credit whilst being a full time student) will not be eligible to apply for this fund. For more information on Universal Credit, please click here
  • You will be responsible for any costs that are not met by the College.

Student with mortgage

Single or partnered

Partner income less than £18000

 

Student income disregarded

Up to £30 per week to help with interest payments. Must have most recent annual mortgage statement. Value depends on individual mortgage interest rate.

 

Housing Assistance Mortgage

SAAS Award letter – This can be downloaded from your SAAS portal

Mortgage statement – This needs to be your annual statement that includes interest payments.

P60 Covering April 2020 – March 2021 for partner

Council Tax Notification 2021 if single person

Benefit Letter/screen shot of at least 6 Months Universal Credit award showing Name, Address and all elements awarded (this includes deductions)

Assistance with Rent/Mortgage FAQs

The forms listed below are the main forms of documentation you will be asked to provide. Applications are assessed on an individual basis and other documents may be requested. Please see our Student Funding Application Form for more details.

  • ID
  • Proof of your address e.g. bank statement
  • Tenancy agreement
  • Current housing costs
  • P60 for partner
  • Council Tax Notification if you are a single person
  • Letter showing non-eligibility for Housing Benefit/Universal Credit Housing element
  • SAAS award notice
  • Proof that your Universal Credit payments have stopped

This fund is awarded based on essential household income and expenditure.​

You should be able to print these out, as long as we can see that they are your bank statements e.g. have you name and account number on them then it will be ok for us to accept these. They cannot be exported to excel format.​