Part-time Fee Grant 2013-14

Part-time undergraduate students ordinarily resident in Scotland can apply to SAAS for a tuition fee grant. The level of grant available will be linked to the number of credits you are studying. Students must meet the normal residency rules that apply for full-time students:

Eligibility



To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be studying at a Scottish institution.
  • You should have an individual income of £25,000 a year or less.
  • You are automatically eligible if you are in receipt of the following benefits:
    • Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance
    • Carers Allowance
    • Child Tax Credit (maximum rate)
    • Pension Credit
  • You must be undertaking between 30-119 credits of an eligible course.
  • You should be studying a part-time Higher Education course at Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF) at levels 7 to 10. See table below
SCQF levelHigher Education Qualification
10Honours Degree
Graduate Diploma
9Ordinary degree
Graduate Certificate
8Higher National Diploma
Diploma in Higher Education
7Higher National Certificate
Certificate of Higher Education

Tuition Fee Levels

The level of tuition fee support will be pro-rata on the number of SCQF credits you take. If you increase your credits after the cut off-date (1 December for Autumn start courses), you will NOT get a top-up of additional fees. The maximum part-time fee grant will be £1,805 for publicly funded degree level courses.

Application Process

If you are applying for a course starting on or after 1 August 2013, you will be able to download a 2013-14 application from the SAAS website after June 2013.

Applications must be with SAAS no later than 3 months after your course start date.

Certification of your application

Only Fees and Student Support staff in Academic Registry are authorised to sign and stamp your form and certify that you are studying part-time on a course that is eligible for funding. Staff must confirm the number of credits you are taking over the academic session. Please be aware that they may be unable to certify your form until you have agreed your courses for the coming academic session with your Personal Tutor or Student Support Officer.

Sponsor funding

If you are in receipt of any sponsor funding for tuition fees, you must bring a copy of your sponsor letter with your application form to Academic Registry before you submit it to SAAS.

Office of Lifelong Learning

If you are studying with OLL, please arrange to see Suzanne Spalding, Student Support Officer to get your application form stamped and certified.

If you are studying with Moray House School of Education on the course Froebel in Early Childhood Education, please arrange to see the course administrator (cpd-education@ed.ac.uk) before coming to Academic Registry to get your application form stamped and certified by a member of the Fees and Student Support team.

Notification of award

Your application will be assessed and if successful you will be sent an award letter by SAAS.


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