- 21 Oct 2019
Date received: 20 Sep 2019
Date responded: 8 Oct 2019
1. Why it is the law in Scotland that SAAS ask for your parents’ income if you are under 25 years old and living on your own?
2. Why SAAS needed proof of your father’s income?
In relation to point 1, the procedure for requesting income information for a student’s parents is not defined by legislation but a process derived from a policy decision. You might find it helpful to view our independence criteria on page 16 of the Guidance Booklet on the SAAS website: https://www.saas.gov.uk/_forms/sas4.pdf
In reference to point 2, generally if a student does not meet the criteria detailed in the guidance booklet for an Independent student we will request details of their parents’ income in order to assess their eligibility for an income assessed award.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House