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The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) is urging students to apply now!

Students are encouraged to submit their applications for fees, bursaries or loans now. This is crucial to ensure their funding will be in place for the start of the new term. SAAS is also emphasising the importance of submitting the correct documentation and any required evidence to allow applications to be processed as quickly as possible.

Students do not need to wait for exam results or an unconditional offer before applying. Those details can easily be updated at a later date. It's more important for to apply now, with the right documents to secure their funding.

The Scottish Government is committed to supporting students on their learner journey by offering the right level of funding. It’s extremely important that students don’t delay and apply now, to ensure they will have funding for the start of their course.

SAAS is open for 2022/23 applications and new and continuing students should apply now. This will guarantee their money will be in place for the start of their course. To make the application process easier, please make sure you have the necessary paperwork ready before you apply. A full list of what you might need in advance is on the SAAS website.

To apply for funding, students must complete an online application form and SAAS is on hand to help.

The hints and tips section on the SAAS website provides answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Students can also use the budget and funding calculators at – to find out how much money and funding may be required to attend college or university.

To access the full suite of SAAS help videos visit


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