Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) 

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 session. Apply online here:

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20105/support_for_pupils/390/apply_for_an_education_maintenance_allowance_emahttp://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20105/support_for_pupils/390/apply_for_an_education_maintenance_allowance_ema

  • EMA is a weekly payment of £30 during term time, paid fortnightly in arrears in to your bank account
  • It is intended to help cover the day-to-day costs of staying on at school or college like travel costs, books and equipment
  • EMAs are available to eligible people aged 16 to 19 who have reached school leaving age
  • It is means-tested, so depends on your family’s financial circumstances
  • To receive payment from the beginning of August 2019, you have to apply before 30 September 2019
  • You have to apply every year

 

 

 

 

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