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Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

EMA is for 16 to 18 year olds living in Wales, who want to continue their education after school leaving age.

There are four main things that determine if you can get EMA.

  • Age
  • Course
  • Household income
  • Nationality and residency status

Find out more

New to EMA in 2021 to 2022

If you're new to EMA, the Little Book of EMA contains everything you need to know.

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