Scotland's Chief Statistician today published revised statistics on Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) in the academic year 2014-15. An error was identified in the original statistics, released on Wednesday 23 March 2016.
The number of EMA recipients at college in 2014-15 was approximately 800 higher than originally reported. The number in 2013-14 was approximately 500 higher than originally reported. The college EMA figures and total EMA figures for 2013-14 and 2014-15 throughout the publication have been revised.
EMAs provide financial support for 16 to 19 year olds from low-income households to overcome financial barriers to participate in appropriate school or college courses or an Activity Agreement. This release contains information on students in Scotland who received at least one payment under the EMA programme. This is the eighth year of full roll out of EMAs.
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