Bursary Ready Reckoner - Edinburgh College
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Bursary Ready Reckoner
​To find out whether you may be eligible for bursary, please see the Funding Guide.

Bursary awards have three parts; maintenance, travel costs and course materials costs. This ready reckoner is designed to give you an idea of the amount of maintenance bursary you are likely to receive during your course. The amounts given below are not guaranteed and are dependent on the outcome of your full bursary assessment. 

If you are entitled to remain on DWP benefits during your course, such as Employment Support Allowance or Income Support, you can only apply for bursary for travel and course materials. The maintenance amounts below will not apply. 

All amounts assume that you have no siblings in full time education, and that you have no unearned income of your own.

20-24 parentally dependant
Maximum weekly maintenance award £75.91

​Parents Household IncomeWeekly Maintenance Bursary
​Up to £24,274​£75.91
​£30,000
​£60.07
​£35,000​£47.15
​£40,000​£34.24
​£45,000​£21.31
​£50,000​£8.39
​£51,480​Nil

‘Parent’s household’ means your parents, or your parent and their partner, or your guardian and their partner. 

25 and over, or self-supporting
Maximum weekly maintenance award £95.94

​Partner/Spouse Income​Weekly Maintenance Bursary
Up to ​£20,643£​95.94
​£25,000£​83.63
​£30,000£​70.71
​£35,000£​57.79
​£40,000£​44.87
​£45,000£​31.95
​£50,000£​19.03
​£55,000​​£2.21
​£55,591​Nil

​If you are under 25, you may be classed as self-supporting if you:
  • Have a child who is dependant on you 
  • Are estranged from your parents
  • Have no living parents
  • Have supported yourself from earnings or benefits for periods adding up to three years
  • Are married or living in an established relationship at least 3 months prior to your course start date
  • Have had a tenancy in your own name continuously for at least 3 years prior to your course start date
Please speak to Student Services for more information.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this ready reckoner, or bursary funding in general, please speak to a member of our Student Services Team
Phone: 0131 669 4400
In person: Student Services teams are located on the ground floor at each of our campuses.

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