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Coronavirus Hardship Funding Of 5million poundsterling For Scottish Students

9th April 2020

The Scottish government has announced extra emergency funding for University and College students. A £5m package of emergency financial support is being offered during the Covid-19 crisis.  

Students will be able to apply to their institutions to access the money, which is being made available straight away.

Discretionary payments can be made to cover a range of hardships related to Covid-19. Students who have received bursaries and are struggling to repay debt also have the option to delay payments.

Education minister Richard Lochhead said:  

"We are making extra funding immediately available for students most in need, to help alleviate concerns around accommodation costs, mental health issues, general living costs and wellbeing."

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