Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook 2016/17

Publication date: 2016 Edition: 14th edition Format: Paperback, 200 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 978-1-910715-14-7

For CPAG members and CAB customers, the book is available for £17. Please contact us on 020 7812 5236 or email:

The Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook is the most comprehensive guide to benefits and tax credits for students in Scotland. This edition is revised and updated for the 2016/17 academic year, and covers the impact of forthcoming social security changes on students.

It includes information on:

  • benefit and tax credit entitlement for full-time and part-time students
  • how Scottish grants and loans affect benefits
  • how much benefit is paid in term time and vacations
  • benefits and tax credits for disabled students and students with children

An invaluable resource for anyone who advises students in Scotland, the handbook is fully cross-referenced to the law and includes easy-to-use checklists and examples.

‘An essential and easy to use resource to help those working with students understand and advise on student funding and benefits in Scotland.’ - NUS SCOTLAND

‘This is an indispensable guide to how student funding impacts on the benefit system. A must for anyone helping students navigate their way through the funding maze.’ - ONE PARENT FAMILIES SCOTLAND

‘A marvellous tool for all student advisers’ - UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

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