“If you are a continuing student you must apply for your funding before 31 May 2018. If you are new to the College then you must apply for your funding before 30 June 2018.”
“If you have been accepted on a HNC or HND course then you must apply to for your funding before 30 June 2018. Applying after these dates may delay your funding being in place for your start date.”
Funding is subject to certain qualifying criteria as defined by Scottish Funding Council policies with regard to Further Education Funds. This includes residency requirements, parental/spouse income and any previous funding received. If you have previously received Bursary Support from any college you may initially be refused funding.
Funding for HNC/D Level courses is subject to certain qualifying criteria as defined by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This includes residency requirements, parental/spouse income and any previous funding received.
Further information is available on the SAAS website at www.saas.gov.uk
Please check with the Student Funding Team at the relevant campus to determine if you are eligible or have a look at our Funding Quickguides for more information.
The Student Funding Team are based in each main campus and are there to offer you advice and assistance to ensure that you continue to receive your funding throughout the whole time that you are at college.
If you have questions or need help with any aspect of funding whilst at college then we are always happy to help. It is important however that you are aware that there are certain rules that you are expected to follow and what these rules are.
Please take time to make yourself familiar with the following information as it will help ensure that you receive your payments seamlessly every time.
- You must first return your acceptance form(s) for Bursary and/or EMA to the Student Funding Office
- You must notify the Student Funding Team of any changes to your personal circumstances
- You must notify the Student Funding Team of any changes to your bank account
- You must ensure the Student Funding Team have your current mobile number to allow us to text important updates about attendance and payments
- You must maintain 100% attendance
- You must notify your Guidance Tutor when you are going to be absent
- You must ensure you are of good conduct and treat other students and staff with respect
- You must work to the best of your ability and continue to progress within your chosen course
- You are advised to monitor your attendance regularly online even if you know you have not been absent
- You must submit your self-certificates on return to college and within 2 weeks of any absence
Ayrshire College operates an online bursary funding application to improve 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.
Tel: 01292 293577
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