Finance and Money


We can help with:

  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) and Bursary applications, payments and queries
  • Travel costs - bus passes and travel costs for eligible Further Education Students
  • Discretionary and Childcare Funds - for both Further and Higher Education, funds are limited and means-tested
  • Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) queries
  • Benefit queries - what you can claim when you are a student
  • Council Tax reduction/exemption - you can download a letter from the Student Hub to take to your local council tax office
  • Book Fund for students - more info here

We can also provide Foodbank vouchers for students based on Lewis and Harris.  Reception staff at our Benbecula campus can provide food parcels for Uist-based students from the Trussel Trust who run the Western Isles Foodbank.