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.


Applications are closed for the 2016-2017 school session, but will reopen for 2017-2018 in May 2017.

Payment dates

Download our current EMA payment schedule to find out when your EMA payments will be made, up to July 2017.

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