28 August 2013

Stevenson Welcomes Record University Acceptances

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed news that a record number of Scots have been accepted to Scottish universities this year with the Scottish Government funding the fees together with a combination of bursaries and loans, based on household income, for students.

Welcoming this year’s success Stewart Stevenson MSP said:

“It is great news that more students than ever are getting the opportunity to go to university.

“On the funding side. as young people turn their minds to starting university after the summer break, it is crucial that they make sure they have applied for student support. It is excellent news that a record number of students have already completed their applications for funding this year.

“The Scottish Government pays the fees of Scots going to our universities as well as providing a combination of other support packages, based on household income, which gives young Scots the best package of support in the UK.

“Since last year, the Scottish Government has invested an additional £2 million to help SAAS process applications quickly but it is crucial that students apply promptly to help make sure their support is in place as quickly as possible.

“Following a successful campaign by SAAS, NUS Scotland and student associations, a record number of students have applied for their fees and support package on time and now have their funding package in place.”

SAAS are available at and their helpline is 0300 555 0505 which now has extended opening hours from 08:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday, with advisors ready to help students with their applications.

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