The Scottish Government is giving £20 million to students struggling over the summer
This takes takes the total financial support given to students to more than £96 million
Scottish students that are struggling financially with accommodation and other costs due to Covid can now apply for financial support from the Scottish Government over the summer.
This emergency hardship fund is available to SAAS funded students who are studying full-time at a private higher education provider both in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
The Scottish Government has announced that they are giving an additional £20 million of funding to support struggling students that have been impacted by the pandemic, which takes the total financial support given to students since Covid to more than £96 million.
Any students in financial hardship that want to apply should do so directly through their college or university’s Coronavirus Discretionary Fund.
The government has also committed to review future summer support in years to come, and will be monitoring the availability of funds to ensure support remains available to students throughout the entire summer.
Higher and Further Education Minister Jamie Hepburn said: “The pandemic has impacted students significantly and not only has there been disruption to their education, but many students have faced financial difficulties with accommodation, associated costs or challenges in getting jobs. This additional £20 million will help to alleviate the financial pressure and stress facing many of our students over the summer period.
“The Student Hardship Task Force have been a crucial voice in ensuring students are supported this summer and I thank them for their important work.
“The support provided to students over the course of the pandemic has been substantial with now over £96 million being provided via hardship funding, digital access, mental health support and for student associations.”
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