Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook 2017/18 (FREE Online Publication)


This handbook explains in a clear and understandable way how Scottish student grants and loans are treated under the beneit and tax credit system.

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 beneit is paid in term time and vacations
  • benefits and tax credits for disabled students and students with children

Written for advisers, cross-referenced to the law and with easy-touse checklists and examples, this new edition also includes updated information on universal credit.

This is available as a free online subscription.


‘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

‘An indispensable resource for those trying to make some sense of the jigsaw of mismatched pieces that is student funding and benefits’ NUS SCOTLAND

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