Money Matters - Funding

Our student funding advisers will be able to provide you with the financial advice you require on what support may be available to you to help with course fees. Depending on your age, previous qualifications and current circumstances there are a number of options that may be available to you.

Ayrshire College Student Funding teams are located in Ayr, Kilmarnock and Kilwinning campuses and are available to students studying at all of our campuses. They can offer advice on Bursaries, Childcare Funding, Education Maintenance Allowance, Discretionary Funding, SAAS Funding, Student Loans and Attendance.

The teams are here to help ensure that you receive your funding and that you are paid on the agreed payment dates. We do however need your help to ensure that you receive the funding allocated to you.

Click here to view our 2014/15 Further Education Funding Guide

Click here to view our 2014/15 Higher Education Funding Guide

Click here for our Student Funding Guide

Online Funding Application System

Ayrshire College has launched a new funding application system to improve upon existing processes and response times. Students looking to apply for funding including bursaries will be able to do this online. To apply for your funding you will need your student reference number to activate your account.

You will receive a text from the College notifying you that your student reference number and the link to online applications has been sent to your registered email address/mailed to your home address.

The Funding Teams and Student Services Teams will be happy to assist you in completing the forms online at each of the campuses.

Funding Courses if Receiving Benefits

It can often be possible to study whilst in receipt of certain benefits. If you intend to study full-time at college, please contact the Student Funding Team for further advice regarding the relationship between your benefit entitlement and other types of student support.

If you have any questions related to funding please speak to the Student Funding Team on:

Ayr and Cumnock

T 01292 293577


Kilmarnock, Townholm and the Craig Centre

T 01563 495033


Kilwinning and Nethermains

T 01294 555322