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Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Application 2021-22

 EMA Application Form

Are you waiting for GCSEs or studying in Sixth From?

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly payment of £30 to help 16-18 year olds with the costs of further education.

Payments are made every 2 weeks as long as you meet your school or college’s attendance, performance and behaviour requirements. 

Click here for more information on EMA and eligibility.

Please download the Application Form above to apply.

Key dates for EMA Application

April 2021: applications for the new academic year become available. The earlier you make your application, the better. If you do not know if you’ll be continuing at school or going to college, that’s OK. You can still make an application and let us know if anything changes.

30 June 2021: send us your completed application form and evidence by this date to have your application approved by the start of your course.

13 weeks: to be eligible for backdated payments, you must apply within thirteen weeks of the start of your course. You must also sign your EMA Agreement within this same thirteen-week period.

31 August 2022: this is the last date we can accept your application and evidence for you to be eligible for EMA in academic year 2021 to 2022.

If your circumstances change during the academic year, you’ll need to update your application. Changing your application may affect how much student finance you can get.

Student Finance 2021-2022


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Help students get ready to apply for student finance!

Our full‐time undergraduate applications are expected to open at the end of March!
We’ve created a toolkit to help you get your students ready to apply for student finance. You’ll be able to embed the toolkit's content on your own channels.

The toolkit is available to download now from the ‘Resources’ section of the SFW Practitioners site. The toolkit contains:
•           our ‘Student finance explained’ film
•           key messages to use on your social media channels
•           a button which directs students to our mailing list

Remember to sign up for an update for when applications open!
You should encourage students to sign up for an alert when our full‐time undergraduate applications open! They can do this at the Student Finance Wales website.

For further information on:
• Tuition Fees, Living Costs, Bursaries and Scholarships
• NHS funding
• Student loan repayments
• Application information
• Managing your money

Monmouthshire Further Education Trust Fund

Monmouthshire Further Education Trust Fund provides financial support to individuals from the Gwent area (specifically the County of Monmouthshire as it existed in 1956) who are pursuing further/higher education or training.

Funding can be used for:

  • costs associated with entering into further/higher education including equipment, materials, overseas travel, and course/exam fees
  • costs associated with preparing to enter a trade or profession including equipment, materials and training

Grants Available

  • Applicants can apply for grants ranging between £50—£500.
    Successful applicants will be paid upon proof of enrolment of their stated course.