SAAS student deadline looms

Deadline looms to apply for SAAS funding
Deadline looms to apply for SAAS funding

The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) has issued the final call for all outstanding applications to be completed and submitted by students ahead of the 31 March 2015 deadline to ensure their needs for student funding, including tuition fees for the current academic year (2014-15) are met.

With less than two weeks until the final deadline it is estimated there are up to one thousand students, who may still have to apply for their student funding and risk receiving no funding support.

The importance of getting an accurate application form in on time cannot be understated and I would urge everyone to make the most of this opportunity.”

Angela Constance

Chief Executive, David Wallace, commented: “All students need to apply if they wish to receive financial support, including payment of their tuition fees, from SAAS. I urge all students who haven’t already done so to get their applications in now, before it’s too late.

“Funding for students is incredibly important and there are many students out there who may still be eligible. Which is why it is vital outstanding applications are completed accurately and by the 31 March deadline to ensure all funding is paid. We recommend students visit our website and complete their online applications or call our designated helpline for further assistance.

Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning said “ The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring our students receive the right level of funding to help them succeed in their academic careers. However, the importance of getting an accurate application form in on time cannot be understated and I would urge everyone to make the most of this opportunity.”

SAAS is responsible for giving financial support to over 150,000 Scottish students studying in higher education throughout the UK. Students must visit www.saas.gov.uk by the 31 March 2015 and complete their online application or call the helpline on 0300 555 0505 if they have any questions or are having difficulties filling out their form.