Main Fund Awards

Main Funds issued by West College Scotland are as follows:

    • Bursary (Travel Assistance (Not payable for college holidays)
    • EMA (EMA funds are not payable for college holidays).
    • Childcare Assistance at both Further and Higher Education levels (Childcare funds are not payable for college holidays).
    • Discretionary Accommodation Assistance at both Further and Higher Education levels

Instalments of the above awarded funds (excluding travel assistance) are paid two weeks in arrears and are dependent on satisfactory attendance, conduct and full engagement on your course in each week. The expectation is that you will attend all your timetabled classes and use where necessary the procedure to cover any absences you may have had.  Unsatisfactory reports will result in non-payment of funds for the period reviewed. The attendance period will be checked retrospectively. (View Attendance Periods).

Childcare Assistance: Childcare payments are made directly to the childcare provider fortnightly in arrears providing satisfactory attendance, conduct and full engagement on your course is met in each week. The expectation is that you will attend all your timetabled classes and use where necessary the procedure to cover any absences you may have had.  Unsatisfactory reports will result in non-payment of funds for the period reviewed.  Responsibility of childcare provision is between the student and the provider only therefore the college will not be held responsible to pay any outstanding charges incurred by you through non-entitlement under the criteria of the award. Students must notify providers of any withhold of funds due to adverse reports in regards to attendance, conduct and progress. It is also the responsibility of students to pay any outstanding charges incurred due to adverse reports or early withdrawal from their course of study. Childcare assistance is paid for periods when students are in college, have covered absence through procedure and on essential course placements ONLY. It is the responsibility of the student receiving the assistance to contact the Student Funding Department immediately should timetable hours change.