We know that student funding can be a big concern, whether you’re thinking about returning to study, or are in the middle of a course.
The Care Experienced Student Bursary is now available for college and university students. It pays £8100 per year to eligible students. How you apply and how often it is paid depends on whether you are at college or university. Have a look at our FAQs for more details:
- For all college courses except HNCs/HNDs, please see our FE Bursary FAQs.
- For all university courses and HNC/HND study at college, please see our HE Bursary FAQs.
Further information, including a details of the definition of ‘care experience’ that SAAS use, is available on their website.
If you are in any doubt about your status you should contact SAAS on 0300 555 0505. Still unclear? Contact the Hub!
Individual university bursaries
Most universities have additional bursaries or grants that you can apply for in addition to the SAAS bursary.
See below for links to our partners’ information pages if you want to find out more about what is available from each one.
Edinburgh Napier University:
Care experienced students, student carers and estranged students (napier.ac.uk)
The University of Edinburgh:
Access Awards | The University of Edinburgh
Queen Margaret University:
Regular SAAS funding
If you are not eligible for the Care Experienced Student bursary you may still be eligible for SAAS’s package of tuition fee/loan/grant support. They have different packages for full-time and part-time study. Get in touch with the Hub if you’d like us to help you explore your options!