EMA Allowance

What is EMA?


Education Maintenance Allowance is a weekly allowance of £30 to help 16, 17, 18 and 19 year olds with the costs of further education.


Getting EMA won’t affect any benefits you or your family already receive.


Who can get EMA?


You could get EMA if all following statements apply to you:


  • you’re studying full time at high school or a minimum of 15 hours at a college on an eligible course;
  • you’re able to meet the antionality and residency requirements;
  • you live in a household with an income of either:
    • £20,500 or less;
    • or £22,500 or less and there’s more than one young person who qualifies for Child Benefit in the household;
  • you have not already received the maximum allowance fot the EMA scheme; and
  • you’re aged 16, 17, 18 or 19.

Packs are available from the school office