Money for staying on at school

Get your Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

You could get a weekly allowance of £30 per week if you attend a school or you are on an activity agreement in the City of Edinburgh Council area.

Find out if you match the conditions for an EMA on the EMA Scotland website.  

If you are eligible, you can apply with us.

College students should contact their college to apply if they are eligible for an EMA.

View the education maintenance allowance privacy notice (PDF, 39 KB)


Applications are closed for the 2017-2018 school year, but will reopen for 2018-2019 in June 2018.

Payment dates

Download EMA payment schedules (PDFs)

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