Apply for an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
Get money for staying on at school
You could get a weekly allowance of £30 per week if you are
- at school
- on an activity agreement
- educated at home
in the City of Edinburgh Council area.
First, check that you match the conditions for an EMA on mygov.scot.
Normally students are eligible for back-payment to the beginning of the term if their application is received on or before 30 September.
This year we launched a new online application form on 1 October. We have extended the backdating deadline for applications to 31 October.