Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) School Year 2020-2021

Closed 31 Mar 2021

Opened 26 Jun 2020


EMA provides financial support for 16-19 year olds who stay on in full-time non-advanced education or a community/voluntary activity programme after their statutory school leaving date.  Students attending college full-time may also be eligible but should contact their Learning Centre direct for further information.

Guidance notes are available here to help you complete the on-line form.

Please note you must complete a new form for each academic year.


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