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If you decide to stay on at St. Patrick's Academy, you may be able to get the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).  This is a weekly award, paid fortnightly to students who meet the eligibility criteria below.  It is available for both academic and vocational courses.


EMA is intended to help cover the day-to-day costs that you have to meet when you stay on at school or college like travel costs, books and equipment for your course.

For further information, click here

Useful documents

EMA logo.jfif

EMA NI Eligibility Leaflet 22-23

EMA NI Little book of EMA guide 22-23

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