Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grants - Application Form

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Introduction

To apply for a Carnegie Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grant, please complete this online form before submitting it. The page numbers at the top right will take you to the different sections of the form. You can view the section name by hovering your mouse over the page number.

Instructions
The items with a * are mandatory, and you can only submit this form if you fill them in.

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As part of the application evidence will be requested at key points in the form. Depending on how you answer the questions, you will be asked to upload the following:
  1. Photo ID - this will need to be an an image/scan of your passport or driver's license

  2. Acceptance letter from your university - this needs to state your course and the tuition fee amount due. If a returning student this should be evidence confirming that you are enrolled for the coming/current academic session.

  3. Proof of applicant eligibility - If applying on the basis of secondary education, please upload a copy of ONE of the following; your Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) transcript, secondary school attendance record, school qualification certificates or letter from your school or college confirming the dates of your attendance. If you are applying on the basis of a substantial connection to Scotland, please contact the Trust to discuss before proceeding with your application.

  4. SAAS Award Notice letter or email if you are eligible for a student loan - confirming the loan amount awarded to you by SAAS for your maintenance costs. 

  5. If you are not eligible for a SAAS/Student Loans Company maintenance loan, you will need to provide a copy of the most recent P60 (or equivalent document for the tax year that has just ended) or last three pay slips for:
    • Yourself and your partner/spouse (if applicable) if you are over 25
    • Yourself and your parents or guardian if you are 25 and under
  6. If you are applying due to needing to repeat the previous year you will also need to provide a copy of your results for the failed year -  this may be a transcript or an image/screenshot of your student profile listing your grades.

Supporting evidence documents can be uploaded as jpeg, tif, pdf, doc or docx files. If you don’t have a scanner, you can take photos on your mobile phone instead but please ensure the document can easily be read! The maximum file size for each document is 5MB.
 
At the end of the form, you will be asked to provide the name and email address of a referee who is willing to provide a reference on your behalf. The Trust will contact your referee directly once you have submitted this online form. The referee cannot be a family member, friend or fellow student and should preferably be someone who is familiar with your academic abilities and/or aspirations.
 
This online form must be submitted by the closing date of 1st December 2022 5pm. After it is submitted you will receive an email acknowledgement. Please note that once submitted, a form can no longer be edited or changed.
 
The Trust cannot process applications that have been saved but never submitted. If you experience any technical difficulties during the online application process, contact the Trust by email: ug-fees@carnegie-trust.org.

Applicant details



Please enter your personal details



eg. If you prefer using another first name or a diminutive.





eg. If you changed your name by deed poll.






Acceptable file formats are PDF, JPEG, TIF, PNG. If you do not hold a passport or driver’s license, please contact the Trust

Applicant contact details

Contact details


This is your student email address at university- if you have not started a course yet this won't be available to you but you can always share it with later once you start your course.



We may send you a text message with regard to your application.


Please include the @ symbol.

Permanent address
This is you main place of residence. Eg. Your parental home, if you are under 25 or your own home if you are over 25 and independent.





Term Time address
Term time address is temporary accommodation during the academic year Eg. Halls of residence/shared flats etc.






Eligibility for support

Eligibility


Acceptable evidence would be one of the following: a scan or image of your SQA Summary of Attainment or a Higher or HND certificate or a letter or email from your former school/college confirming your period of attendance. Acceptable file formats are PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG’.


Please indicate when you came to live in Scotland if you were not born here, or if you were born here and moved away for a time.




Nationality & Immigration status

If you have more than one, list all the countries you are a citizen of.


Please upload images showing the front and rear of the Application Registration Card (ARC) issued to you by the Home Office

Acceptable file formats are PDF, JPEG, TIF, PNG.


Acceptable file formats are PDF, JPEG, TIF, PNG.

Education to date

Secondary education
Add your secondary education in this section. If you attended more than one secondary school, use the 'Add another school' button below to create an additional entry. You can add up to 3 secondary schools



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Further education
If you are currently undertaking, and/or undertook a further education course in the past, please list the name of the course provider (e.g. college), dates attended, and the course title, qualifications, and grades. List all courses even if you did not complete the course, or left with no qualifications. You can use the 'Add another college' button if you did more than one course. You can add up to 3 courses.



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Previous university courses

List any university courses you have been enrolled on in the past, even if you did not complete. If you attended different courses, you can add more entries by clicking the Add another university button. You can add up to 3 courses.


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If you already have a degree, please check info about 2nd Degrees on the Trust's website



If you have already graduated from university with a degree level qualification please contact the Trust on 01383 724 990 to check your eligibility

Employment history

Employment details
Give details of your employment history, relevant to this application and starting with your current or most recent post.




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Personal background and circumstances

Personal background
When assessing applications, the Trust seeks to support individuals from a low income background whose educational opportunities may have been affected by a number of factors beyond their control. Please check any of the options below that best describe your upbringing and your current circumstances . You should then explain your background and circumstances in the personal statement section.


Occupation


State your parents' or guardian's occupation, and your own occupation and partner/spouse's occupation, if applicable. If retired or unemployed list the previous occupation and date retirement/unemployment began.




Personal statement

Course Details


Please provide the full course title as it appears on your UCAS or university acceptance letter


Eg. BSc, BA, LLB, MSci, MA, etc.


If you are studying at UHI, please select the college you are attending from the college list.




Acceptable file formats are JEG, TIF, PDF, DOC or DOCX.






Acceptable file formats are JEG, TIF, PDF, DOC or DOCX.




Currency £, no decimal


Full-time students
SAAS funding information and outcomes (full-time students)




Eg. Student Finance England, Student Finance Northern Ireland, U.S. Federal Loan etc.












In order to be considered eligible the Trust requires applicants to have applied for and taken up, the full student loan amount available to them before applying.


Currency £, no decimal


A PDF copy of this letter can be downloaded through your SAAS online account.




Part-time, distance learning and work based students
SAAS funding information (Part-time, distance learning and work based students)



A PDF copy of this letter can be downloaded through your SAAS online account







You will need to forward evidence confirming the outcome of the SAAS's decision before a decision on your application can be made

Finances

Household income
Grants are awarded on basis of financial need. To help us assess your circumstances, enter details of the household income and expenditure at your permanent residence. If you live away from home during term time, you will also need to enter your expenditure details further down under Expenditure at term-time address.

Please enter number with 2 decimal places without the £ symbol (e.g. 100.00)


If you are under 25, you will need to provide details of your parents' or guardians' income. This is the gross annual income before tax for the last tax year. Enter £0 if there is no income to report.



If you are married, in a civil partnership or co-habiting with a partner, you will need to provide details of their annual income before tax. This is the gross annual income before tax for the last tax year. Enter £0 if there is no income to report.


Your income includes any salary, pensions or interest received but not your student loan. This is your gross annual income before tax for the last tax year. Enter £0 if you have no income


Enter £0 if you have no student loan. If you receive a loan from an organisation other than SAAS, enter the loan amount (for example, Student Finance England, Wales or NI, Stafford Loan etc.)


Enter £0 if you do not receive any financial contribution from a parent or guardian.


If you receive any benefits, tax credits, universal credits etc. state the amount here.

£
Household expenditure at permanent address
Please enter number with 2 decimal places without the £ symbol (e.g. 100.00)

Enter £0 if you do not pay any rent.


Enter £0 if you do not have a mortgage.


Enter £0 if you do not pay any council tax.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.

Dependants

If you have no dependents in your household please input ‘No dependents'.

Personal expenditure
Please enter number with 2 decimal places without the £ symbol (e.g. 100.00)

This includes costs such as study materials, books, copying and printing etc. Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.

Other addresses


Please enter number with 2 decimal places without the £ symbol (e.g. 100.00)

Enter £0 if you do not pay any rent.


Enter £0 if you do not pay any council tax.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.


Enter £0 if you have no costs in this category.

Referee

Referee's details
Your referee should preferably be someone familiar with your academic background. For example, you could use the same person who acted as a referee for your UCAS application, if you applied through UCAS. If you are returning to education after working, you can provide the contact details of a line manager. Your referee cannot be a family member, friend or fellow student.  Check with your referee first that they are willing to provide a reference before sending their details!






Declaration and undertakings

Declaration
Please read the following statements and confirm you have read and understood them.






This information will be used by the Trust to administer the award, to confirm continuing eligibility for fee support grants, and as part of the general monitoring of the impact of its funding support.  Reports on the Scheme will only use personal data in anonymised or aggregated form.
Communications from the Trust
The Trust will be in contact with you by e-mail/phone/post in the course of processing your application and, if successful, as part of the administration of the award.  Please indicate below whether you agree, in addition, to be contacted by the Trust about its other activities, funding opportunities, and latest news.  (You can withdraw from receiving such information at any time by contacting admin@carnegie-trust.org.)






Review & submit your application

Check your answers before you send your form 
Once you click the 'Review your application' button below, you’ll be taken to a page where you can check all your answers.   If you want to make changes to any of your answers, click 'Make a correction'. This will take you back to the application form so you can make changes.  If you are happy your application is correct click the 'confirm' button to submit your application.