Guide

Apply for or renew an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Last updated: 30 September 2016

Applying for or renewing an EMA

Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) provide financial support to eligible 16 to 19 year olds who want to continue learning.

If you're eligible for an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), you must complete the following every academic year:

  • an EMA application form
  • a learning agreement

Renewals require a new application form and the learning agreement to be completed each year.

The college or school you attend will be able to give you an application form and help to complete it.

Apply or renew now

Your application should be made through your school or college, depending on where you're learning:

If you're studying at school

You can apply or renew via your local council:

If you're studying at college

Apply or renew via your college.

Apply for or renew an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
Applying for or renewing an EMA