Application is through Chweched Powys Sixth - our partnership with other Powys Sixth Forms.
The information below is from Student Finance Wales - www.studentfinancewales.co.uk - information correct as of November 2021.
EMA is for 16 to 18 year olds living in Wales, who want to continue their education after school leaving age. If you're eligible, you could get £30 a week, paid every two weeks.
Before you apply for EMA there are few things you will need to check to make sure you qualify.
There are four main things that determine if you can get EMA:
Your date of birth
You have to be between 16 and 18 years old on the 31st of August of the year you start your post-16 education.
You must be studying at a participating school or college on an 'eligible' course that is:
You don’t need to study in Wales to get EMA. As long as you live in Wales and your school/college is participating in the scheme, you can apply for EMA.
There are lots of courses you can do to get EMA such as:
Your household income
Your household income must be below a certain level for you to be able to receive EMA. There are two different levels, depending on your family circumstances:
The FE calculator can help you work out whether you might be entitled to EMA.
There is more detailed information about how household income and additional children in the household can affect your entitlement to EMA in this section:
Your nationality and residency status
If you are a UK citizen living in Wales, you should be eligible for EMA.
If you’re not a UK citizen you may still be eligible for EMA. If you complete the application form and return it to us we’ll let you know whether or not you are eligible. You can download a form from this section: