There are four ways we can help with course fees.
(all eligible students)
All Art and Design Studies courses carry a concessionary rate. To qualify, at least one of the conditions below must be met:
Please note: this does not include Working Tax Credits.
If you are deemed to be eligible for the concessionary rate you can only enrol in person or by post providing evidence of your eligibility - detail on the enrolment form. You cannot enrol online unless you are a full time matriculated student at a local College or University.
(eligible students enrolled on non-credit courses)
Students taking non-credit Art and Design Studies courses may apply for support from the Martha Hamilton Trust. This is a bequest from a former student who wanted to ensure financial help for students on a low income. For most eligible Art and Design Studies courses you pay just one half of the full fee. To qualify:
Subsidies are awarded on the basis of individual need. See the application form for details. Awards are discretionary. The Trust has limited funds and each application is considered individually. The application process is simple and confidential. Contact the OLL Reception and ask for a ‘Martha Hamilton Trust application form’. Please note that you need to live in the local area.
(eligible students enrolled on credit courses)
The University of Edinburgh is an approved provider for the Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account (ILA). If you meet the criteria, you may be provided with up to £200 towards the fees of ILA approved courses. All our credit-bearing courses are eligible. To enrol using an ILA, you must have an active ILA account, confirmed by a letter from Skills Development Scotland. You can only enrol in person or by post. Students using an ILA account cannot enrol online. You can apply for an ILA if you:
*The Employability Fund replaces the Get Ready for Work and Training for Work National Training Programmes from 1 April 2013.
If you think you may be eligible for an SDS ILA, please contact Skills Development Scotland on 0800 917 8000 or visit their website.
It may take a few weeks to activate your account so you are advised to do this as soon as possible. You must provide us with a copy of the letter of confirmation when you enrol
The Part-time Fee Grant could give you a grant towards your course tuition fees. The level of grant available is linked to the number of credits you study, so you need to choose all your courses for the 2013/14 academic year in advance.
To qualify for support, you will need to meet the Student Awards Agency For Scotland eligibility criteria on income, courses and qualifications, other funding, course providers and residence. These include:
For more information, to find out whether you are eligible, and to download an application form visit the Student Awards Agency For Scotland website:
Once you have completed your form, you should arrange to see Suzanne Spalding, Student Guidance Advisor, in the Office of Lifelong Learning.
She will check your form, agree your courses, and register you for the Certificate of Higher Education. Please note that there is a £100 Certificate registration fee.
You then need to take your form to Academic Registry to get it stamped and certified by a member of the Fees and Student Support team.
Your application will be assessed and if successful you will be sent an award letter by SAAS.
For further help and advice about fees please contact Suzanne Spalding, Student Guidance Advisor or Lorna Ketchion.
This article was published on Jun 27, 2013