Stage 1: Before you apply
Education Maintenance Allowance, funding for Further Education

What is EMA?

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly payment of £40 to help 16 to 18 year olds with the costs of further education.

Payments are made every 2 weeks as long as you meet your school or college’s attendance requirements.

New to EMA in 2024 to 2025

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