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Student Funding And Fees

When you are considering starting college, one of the most important issues to consider is funding and how you intend to pay for some of the costs that come with being a student.

You need to have a think about
  • How you will pay for your tuition fees (course cost)
  • How you will pay for your other living costs including travel, food and accommodation

Our Funding Tool is a great way of breaking down information to find out what funding you could be entitled to.
  1. Check the Funding Tool Our Funding Tool is a great way of breaking down information to find out what funding you could be entitled to.
  2. Complete and Submit an Online Funding Application Log onto your course application via the college website. Complete the funding application form giving as much detail of your personal circumstances.
  3. Provide Evidence to the College as Requested You may be contacted by our Student Funding team to provide copies of official documents such as your passport, birth certificate, etc. This is to prove that you are entitled to a particular form of funding.
  4. Receive Your Award Letter If your funding application is successful, you will receive an award letter from the college with a schedule of when payments will be made to you. It is important to keep this safe as you will need to show this when you enrol at the start of term.
  5. Take Your Award Letter to College Show your award letter to the Student Services team at your welcome event or on your first day of college. FUNDING Before starting college, you will need to organise funding to cover your living costs, this includes travel, food, and accommodation.

 
Immediately after you have applied for a course, start looking at your options and speak to our Student Services team. It is important that you have arranged funding before starting a course at the College.

Our advisors are happy to discuss your individual circumstances, help you with a financial “health check” and budgeting advice and to advise you on how to apply for funds.

Your funding and whether you pay home or international tuition fees will depend on the type of course you apply for, your nationality and UK immigration status, where you live and your residence history for the last 3 years, your age, and personal circumstances.

Nursery Option
If you are considering applying to enrol your child at The Waterfront Nursery – Edinburgh College’s own purpose-built nursery based at Granton campus – find out how the process works with our Student Guide to The Waterfront Nursery. Places are provided on a first-come, first-served basis


For further information regarding funding you may be eligible to receive, please Download our Funding Information Booklet.

Funding Quick Guides 
Our guides are subject to amendment once the funding policies are confirmed by the Scottish Government.



Funding Application Evidence
If you are not sure what type of evidence you need to provide as part of your funding application, click on one of the links below for a guide on what type of evidence is accepted.





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