Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) administer a Part-Time Fee Grant, which is a great scheme to help meet the tuition costs of part time study. To qualify for this support, you must meet the SAAS residency conditions, have an individual income of £25,000 a year or less, including bonuses and overtime, and be undertaking between 30 and 119 credits in each year of study.
The level of funding you can get will depend on the number of credits you do and is awarded on a pro-rata basis, using the full-time tuition fee rate as a base. Full-time students will study 120 credits per year with tuition fees costing £1,820. If you were to study 60 credits, which is half the amount of a full-time student, you would receive half of £1,820, so £910.
The SAAS website has more information about the Part Time Fee Grant, including a calculator to help you work out how much they will award. You can also download copies of the application form which can be completed digitally.
Please note that SAAS are currently working with the University directly to administer this funding scheme efficiently while SAAS colleagues continue to work remotely as a result of coronavirus. You should therefore read all information below before you start completing your application.
We understand that the application may make reference to completing in black ink, but please be reassured that this is not required.
You should complete the sections of the application that are relevant to you, and send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hub will then liaise with your school of study to confirm the number of modules/credits you are studying, before submitting your details to SAAS on your behalf. SAAS will then contact you directly with details of your award.
Before completing and submitting the application, please read this guidance to help you understand how best to approach this.