***Stop Press*** EMA to close to new applicants
EMA will close to new applicants in England from January 2011. Learner support funds will be available through schools, colleges and training providers to help students who most need it to continue in learning. If you currently get EMA you will continue to receive it for the rest of this academic year, but you will not receive it next academic year
For more information check out the following link http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/14To19/MoneyToLearn/EMA/index.htm
The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) scheme gives you the chance to get your hands on some extra cash to help you whilst you stay on in further education.
EMA can give you extra money each week to help you with the cost of buying books, equipment or with travel.