Funding Applications and Fees
Course Fees (£)
Unless stated otherwise, all of our courses have fees. This includes NC, HNC, HND and Degree courses, whether studied full time or part time.
Most students will be able to apply for payment of their course fees in full or in part from a funding body. The responsibility for doing this rests with each student, otherwise the college may class you as ‘self-financing’ (i.e. paying your own fees).
If you are unsure about what you may be entitled to, or what funding body to apply to, just ask one of our Student Advisors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0300 600 6060 and asking for Student Advisory Services.
Making an application for fees and/or funding
Funding applications are now completed online. It is important to take the necessary steps as soon as possible to complete and submit any application(s) for funding, along with any required documents being requested as evidence.
The Student Information Scotland website provides useful advice on funding options.
Our Student Advisors can also help with general advice about your funding options and, if needed, assist you with completing your application. Email: email@example.com or call 0300 600 6060 and ask for Student Advisory Services.
Full Time HNC, HND, Degree courses
For payment of course fees, bursary and loans, students are advised to start with the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). You should do this as soon you have an offer of a place on a HNC, HND or Degree course. If SAAS are unable to help, please contact one of our Student Advisors.
Students who are Care Experienced (i.e. have lived experienced of being in care at any time in their life) should speak with a Student Advisor about accessing the Care Experienced Bursary (c. £8,100 per year) instead of a Student Loan.
Part Time HNC, HND, Degree courses
Students may be entitled to a Part Time Fee Grant. Please contact one of our Student Advisors for more information.
British Sign Language Videos – A series of new BSL videos that SAAS have produced are available on their website – click here to view! These videos provide very important information on how to apply for SAAS funding and what different types of funding exist.
Individual Training Account (ITA)
An ITA can be used to cover all or part of the fees for some of our courses for eligible applicants. Please visit https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita for more information.
College Administered Funds
Some funds are administered by the college through the Student Funding Department. These include:
- Bursaries for Further Education courses (e.g. NC);
- Childcare Funds (for all eligible students);
- Accommodation Funds (for all eligible students)
When you accept an offer of a place on one of our courses, the Student Funding Department will send an email to the address used when applying for your course. This email will contain a link to begin your application for college administered funds.
Quick Links for current students
Students should log in to their funding account for assistance in the application progress (once logged in, click on the Communication tab) and information about payment dates (once logged in, click on the My Payments tab)
For specialist funding advice and tracking the progress of your application
If you have a more in-depth query about a funding application for EMA, Bursary, accommodation funds or childcare funds, a member of our Student Funding Department team will be able to assist.
You can either log in to your funding account (click on the Communication tab) or click here for our Student Funding Department contact details.
Students who are: care experienced, unpaid carers or estranged from their family
Please contact one of our Student Advisors for advice about support available to students who are:
- Care-experienced; or
- Unpaid Carers; or
- Estranged from the Family