Education Maintenance Allowance

If you would like us to send you a copy of the Education Maintenance Allowance application form for 2019/20, please complete the details below, and a form will be sent to you.

Are you eligible?

If you are staying on at a school in Argyll and Bute from August 2019, and you will be over 16 on or before 28th February 2020, you may be eligible to receive Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) of £30 per week

If you are 16 years of age or over before 30 September 2019 (Autumn Intake), you may be eligible for an EMA from the beginning of school term, if the application is submitted by 30 September 2019. If the application is received after this date the award will only start from the week it is received.

If you are 16 years of age between 1 October 2019 and 28 February 2020 (Winter Intake), you may be eligible for an EMA from January 2019, if the application is submitted by 28 February 2020. If the application is received after this date the award will only start from the week it is received.

Please note that the cut-off date for processing application forms for academic year 2019/2020 is 31 March 2020.  No applications will be processed after this date.

The information you have supplied on this form will be used for the purpose for which you have provided it, and appropriate measures are in place to protect your personal data.  A full privacy notice, which provides information about your rights under current data protection legislation and details about what will happen to your personal data can be found here: