If you’re leaving school to study at college, university or a private provider you may be eligible for Higher Education funding through SAAS.

You need to apply for each year of your further or higher education studies. Applications are now live for anyone studying an HNC/HND or University degree starting August or September.

Please familiarise yourself with the key facts leaflet below, as well as the information on the SAAS website. They provide many useful guides, including for undergraduates:

If you are applying to college to study at NC level you do not need to apply through SAAS as the college will help you with your funding.

FV College funding

City of Glasgow College funding

If you are studying in Scotland, your course fees are paid for by the Scottish Government. If you are studying in England you will be eligible for a loan to cover your course fees. Course fees are not dependent on household income. You need to apply through SAAS in both situations.

In addition, you may be eligible for a bursary or loan to help with your living costs.

There is a dedicated help guide for carers and parents: