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Education Maintenance Allowance

What is it?

An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly allowance payable to eligible students who have achieved 100% of their agreed attendance each week at school. It is payable on a 2 weekly basis

Do I qualify for an EMA?

  • Do you attend a Glasgow School?
  • Are you aged 16-19 years old?
  • Do you attend school for a minimum of 21 guided learning hours per week?
  • Are you willing to participate in an approved learning agreement at school?

Please Note:
Students who have reached the age of 16 or over on or before 31 May 2018 and have applied for (or intend to apply for) an Education Maintenance Allowance will NOT be awarded a clothing grant. However, they may still be entitled to a Free School Meal.

How do I apply for an EMA?

You can apply online using our EMA online form.

Your online application form will allow you to upload any relevant documents and once submitted you will receive an email acknowledgement.

Before competing your EMA application form, you should read the pdf icon Guidance Notes and Pupil Information [176kb] on how to apply.

You can also apply by using our word icon Paper EMA Application Form [54kb]

What will I get?

Household Income

No. of dependent children in household


£0 - £24,421



£0 - £26,884



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