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Education Maintenance Allowances Awarded in Wales - Update at end of June 2012
These monthly statistics present information on the number of applications for Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) by students studying in Wales for the period up to 30 June 2012. The EMA Wales scheme was introduced for 16 year olds for the first time in 2004/05. In 2005/06, the scheme was extended to include 16 and 17 year olds and, in 2006/07, 18 year olds. The scheme is designed to provide an incentive for students from lower-income families to continue and remain in full-time education. It is a weekly allowance linked to satisfactory attendance, for eligible students attending learning centres in Wales.
From academic year 2011/12, the criteria for new EMA students receiving the £30 award has changed, and the £10 and the £20 awards are no longer available. Students new to EMA may qualify for an award of £30 per week, depending on household income and family circumstances. Students who received EMA in 2010/11 who are returning to education and meet the same eligibility criteria as for 2010/11 will continue to get their EMA, be it for £10, £20 or £30 per week. No further bonus payments (previously paid in September, January and July) will be made to any students.
The data, based on applications received by 30 June 2012, are correct as at 3 July 2012.
The key points from the latest release are:
- As at 30 June 2012, approved applications were down 10 per cent on last year, whilst the total number of applications received was down by 11 per cent.
- A total of 34,030 EMA Wales applications have been received for academic year 2011/12.
- 32,650 (96 per cent) of applications received have been approved, 925 (3 per cent) have been rejected and 445 (1 per cent) are incomplete(1).
(1) These are applications that are “missing information” (e.g. no date of birth included) or “missing evidence” (e.g. birth certificate).
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15 August 2012