Fees and funding

Fee waiver

Our Fee Waiver Policy covering the fees and fee waiver changes each year so please ensure you read the current policy before contacting your local centre.

Costs for courses will be individually priced. A small number of courses will be more expensive due to their higher costs and some will be cheaper where, for example, another organisation is contributing to the costs.

A number of non-certificated courses previously offered by the college are no longer funded by the Scottish Funding Council. The college will continue to strive to offer a broad range of provision to meet the needs of the local communities within which it operates. For these courses, therefore, a minimum number of paying customers is required before any fees could be waived for eligible students.

Please contact your local centre to discuss Fees and Fee Waiver well in advance of the course start date.

Funding sources



SDS_WorldOfWork_logoSkills Development Scotland's Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.

Students must be in receipt of their Individual Learning Account (ILA) before they can start the course. Some courses are delivered by a variety of delivery modes – information is available from your local learning centre.

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SAAS logoStudents Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) if for students applying for a Higher Education courses. Students should see the Students Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) website for information on funding.

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Online FE and HE funding application

To apply for your Further Education EMA, Bursary, Childcare or Discretionary Hardship Funds OR to apply for your Higher Education Discretionary Hardship, Childcare Fund (including Lone Parent Childcare Grant Application) , you must first have :

  • Accepted your unconditional offer of a place on the course .. and..
  • Received a letter/e-mail with your Login and password

If you have these please log into the UHI Student Journey site here

This short video, kindly supplied by Moray College - a sister UHI college- takes you through the process step-by-step.