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  Discretionary Fund

The Discretionary fund is intended to help eligible students who are in financial difficulty to attend their programme of study.

Awards can be made to assist students with general living costs, accommodation, essential course costs and, in some circumstances, childcare costs. Discretionary Funds cannot be used to pay tuition fees.

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Am I eligible?

​You are eligible to apply to Edinburgh Napier University’s Discretionary Fund if:

  • you are a UK student, or are from another country and satisfy the SAAS residence conditions to be treated in the same way as a UK student for student funding purposes, and;
  • you are a UK full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student or a part-time student attending the University as part of a degree programme, and;
  • you have explored all other funding options open to you, including the maximum overdraft available to you on a student bank account.

You are not eligible to apply if:

  • You are a Scottish nursing student in receipt of a non means-tested NHS bursary;
  • You are a nursing student from the rest of the UK and are eligible to receive a student loan from the awarding body relevant to your UK country of ordinary residence, Nursing students should refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund
  • You are a student from an EU country only eligible for Tuition Fee assistance from SAAS;
  • You are an international student;
  • You have not taken out or applied for the maximum student loan to which you are entitled.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply there is advice available at the iPoint at each campus. For details see: One to One Guidance

How do I apply?
How do I find out the outcome of my application?
How and when will I receive payment?
Where can I get help with my application?

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