The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is now closed to new applicants in England and no applications are being accepted for the scheme. Instead, the 16-19 Bursary Fund has been put in place for those between 16 and 19 year olds who might struggle with the costs for full-time education or training. This thread's being used as a good way to keep all questions on the 16-19 Bursary (and, formerly, EMA), in one place.
If anyone has any good links about the Bursary, please post them here and we can add them to this post!
My mum earns about £24,000 a year, and my dad earns around £13,000 a year. I know we're over the threshold, but my dad was on tax benefits this year (job seekers allowance after he was made redudant). He only got this job a few months ago. Is EMA still unavailable to me?
well, ive finished my exams but i still get my EMA,lol even though i dont attend.The guys who order the money are mates wiv me so they could be doing sumfin doggy,im not sure.however even if you arent in school anymore, you will still get your bonus.that is next mnth(mines 21st july).
(Original post by The_Illusionist)
I'll be getting EMA next year when i start year 12 but i don't really understand this bonus thing. Why do you get them, how much do you get, and when do you get them?
You get them for attendance and effort; at my school, you had to have received a certain amount of weekly payments, which are based solely on attendance, and have 1s and 2s (the best marks) for effort on your interim reports. You get £100 a time and there are 5 altogether over the 2 years, I think 3 in the first year and 2 in the second.