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Supporting College Students

Photo: City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus - Library

22 Feb 2019

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has today announced to colleges across Scotland that it has been able to meet, in full, all colleges’ requests for additional student support funding for 2018-19.

The In-Year Redistribution of Student Support Funds is an annual exercise carried out by SFC to ensure that student support funds (bursaries, childcare, Care Experienced bursaries and discretionary funds for students up to and including NC level) are targeted to those students who need them.

This year also sees SFC delivering for the first time the Scottish Government’s commitment to pay a higher bursary to Care Experienced students on Further Education courses.

Commenting on the announcement, SFC Chief Executive Karen Watt said:

“Ensuring that our students have the right support to allow them to undertake their studies is a priority for the Scottish Funding Council. We are delighted that we have been able to meet, in full, all requests for additional student support funding for the 2018-19 academic year.”