Funding

Further Education Funding

STUDENTS STUDYING AN NC, SVQ, NQ, PDA, INT1, INT2, ACCESS, PREPARE FOR, NPA, IMI, STEP INTO COURSES

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.

Please check with the Student Funding Team at the relevant campus to determine if you are eligible.


Click here to view the Funding Quickguide.

Higher Education Funding

STUDENTS STUDYING AN HNC OR HND LEVEL COURSES

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
Contact number: 0300 555 0505

 

Click here to view the Funding Quickguide.

What Happens Now?

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 information on this guide as it will help ensure that you receive your payments seamlessly every time.


10 GOLDEN RULES FOR RECEIVING FUNDING:
- 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.


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Contact Us

Contact Us

Ayr Campus

Tel: 01292 293577

studentfunding_ayr@ayrshire.ac.uk

 

Kilmarnock Campus

Tel: 01563 495033

studentfunding_kilmarnock@ayrshire.ac.uk

 

Kilwinning Campus

Tel: 01294 555322

studentfunding_kilwinning@ayrshire.ac.uk

 

Visit SAAS for more information on funding available to you.

 

For further details please contact our Finance Team on 01563 523501 Ext 8549

Further detailed information and guidance is available in our Ayrshire College Guide to Funding which is available on our website and from our Student Services teams at each of our campuses.