Education Maintenance Allowances 2015-16

7 Nov 2017 11:15 AM

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Scotland’s Chief Statistician yesterday published statistics on school pupils and college students supported under the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) programme in the academic year 2015-16. EMA provides financial support for young people from low-income households to overcome financial barriers to participate in appropriate school or college courses or an Activity Agreement.

In January 2016 the EMA programme was extended to include college students on non-advanced part-time college courses. Additionally, the household income threshold was raised to £24,421 from £20,351 for households with one dependent child, and raised to £26,884 from £22,403 for households with more than one dependent child.

Key findings include: