Higher Education

Higher Education

If you have considered doing a course at university or college but don’t know how you will manage financially, this guide is for you.

This guide explains the financial help for single parent students from loan, grants and benefits whilst studying at higher education.

This guide covers:

  • What is higher education?
  • Money to live on while studying
  • Help from Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
  • Help from your college or university
  • Benefits while studying

There are references to advice guides and other organisations where you can get details on the issues raised but please call the Lone Parent Helpline free on 0808 801 0323 for further information and advice.

This advice guide is written for single parents living in Scotland. We have done our best to ensure that the Information contained in this advice guide is correct at the time of publication. Please check dates and details before use. This advice guide is not a comprehensive guide to the law, nor a substitute for legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of services offered by third parties.

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