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 Money

The Student Funding team are available to help with money worries. We provide advice and can guide you to options available to you.​​
Students from the UK should ensure that they have applied for all applicable funding available to them. 
The Student Funding Team can assist if you are having problems sourcing the correct source of Government Funding.

​The Student Funding team are available to help with money worries. We provide advice and can guide you
to options available to you.
 

Government Funding

Students from the UK should ensure that they have applied for all applicable funding available to them. 
Click on above for further details. The Student Funding Team can assist if you are having problems sourcing
the correct source of Government Funding.
 

Are you eligible for extra Money?

You may be able to apply for some extra funding to help with Money difficulties. Click on funds above for
further details.

 

Emergency funding for EU and International students​ 

The University provides limited emergency funding for EU and international students facing experiencing unexpected financial difficulties.

You can apply to the University for an emergency award if you suddenly find yourself in financial difficulty due to unforeseen problems with your funding. This could be as a result of a temporary delay in your sponsorship or the unexpected withdrawal of funding support, for example. Awards can also be made from this Fund to help students where there has been a political/social situation in their home country or where a student unexpectedly and urgently needed to return home for family reasons. 

Applying

Please download the PDF application form and guidance notes​.   

Ensure that you have filled out the form fully and that you supply photocopies of all the required documentation. Failure to do so could delay your application being processed please refer to the Policy document​. A list of the documents we require is on the application form.

You must make sure that the documents you supply with your application are photocopies as there is no procedure for original documents to be returned to you.

Completed forms can be submitted to the Student Funding Team at one of the drop in sessions or you can hand your application to any campus iPoint. Alternatively you can submit your application to the Visa and International Support Team.  Email studentfunding@napier.ac.uk for more information. 

Debt management & welfare related issues

The ENSA Advice service at Edinburgh Napier Students' Association (ENSA) works like a Citizens’ Advice Bureau
tailored specifically to the needs of Edinburgh Napier students. For advice on debt and money management,
state benefits and housing and tenancy rights you can phone 0131 229 8791 for an appointment or email ensa.advice@napier.ac.uk.
 

SAAS Notification

Continuing students

Continuing students who are in receipt of a SAAS award need to re-apply each academic year on the
SAAS website.
 
You will need:
  • A valid email address
  • Your SAAS reference number
  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your bank sort code and account number
  • Your institution and course details
For any queries regarding SAAS funding please contact:
 
Student Awards Agency Scotland
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
Edinburgh
EH11 3UT
0300 555 0505
 
 

Student loans

Am I eligible for a Student Loan?

For most students studying a full-time undergraduate course, the main support for living costs is through
a low interest student loan, which is partly income-assessed.
 

To be eligible for a loan, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are studying on a full-time undergraduate course that qualifies for a loan
  • You meet UK residence eligibility conditions (for details contact the funding body applicable to your
    UK home country as detailed in section “How do I apply” below)

International and EU students

Unless you have been living in the UK for 3 full years before the start of your first course of study, you will not
be entitled to a Student Loan. If you are not sure of your residency status you can confirm your situation
with the Student Awards Agency for Scotland by calling 0300 555 0505 or email SAAS_4@scotland.gov.uk.
 
The British Council's Education UK  website has a facility allowing international students, from both inside
and outside the EU, to search for, and gain advice on, scholarships.
 

How do I apply?

If your home is in Scotland check out the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
If you are from England visit Government UK
If you are from Northern Ireland visit the Student Finance Northern Ireland
If you are from Wales visit the Student Finance Wales
 

When will I get my loan/bursary?

Your student loan should be with you on the first day of term (providing we have confirmed your attendance), or 2-3 days after we confirm your attendance –whichever date is later.

Has the university confirmed my attendance?

Please visit your eStudent records and the Financial Support section, which should provide you with the date notification was sent to the SLC. 

What if I haven’t yet received my first instalment?

If you have not yet received a payment you should ensure that you have fully matriculated, have signed your online declaration and ensured the SLC have a valid National Insurance number (NINO) for you.

 
If you are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of non-payment of your loan/bursary you should consider your eligibility to apply for help from the Discretionary Fund.  Full details of criteria and how to apply can be found under Discretionary Fund.
 

What if I don't qualify?

If you cannot get funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance England, Wales or
Northern Ireland you may be able to apply for other types of funding.
 

Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL)

The PCDL, which can be from £300 to £10,000, can be used for both fees and living costs.  A PCDL is normally for courses lasting 2 years or 3 years if they include 1 year of work experience.
To be eligible applicants must:

  • be 18 or over
  • have been living in the UK for at least 3 years before the course starts
  • plan to work in the UK, European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) after the course

Professional and Career Development Loans do not cover first full-time degrees.

For full details visit Government UK website.

Grants, Bursaries and Scholarships

For full details visit Study with us -Bursaries and scholarships on the main Napier website. 

 

One-to-one guidance

The Student Funding team drop-in sessions are as follows:
 
​Day ​Time ​Campus
​Tuesday 12noon - 2pm​ Merchiston​
​Wednesday ​9am - 12noon ​Sighthill
​Thursday ​10am - 12noon ​Craiglockhart
 
Students who come to Merchiston campus will need to go to the Student Hub. Students who wish to attend the drop-in sessions at Sighthill or Craiglockhart will need to go to the iPoint first.
 

Please note that all drop-ins for December on each campus are cancelled. If you need to speak to someone in an emergency situation please contact ENSA advice or come to the iPoint at Merchiston Campus.

Please check the News page​ for any changes to these drop-in sessions.
 
 


 
 
 


 
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