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Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) - What is Education Maintenance Allowance?

Find out more about Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

What is Education Maintenance Allowance?

Applies to: People studying or permanently resident in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The scheme is now closed in England. 

Age rules:16-19 year olds

Type of benefit: Means-tested

Administered by: Student Finance Wales in Wales, your local authority or college bursary office in Scotland, Student Loans Company Limited in Northern Ireland.

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