Record student support
More Higher Education students than ever before are receiving financial assistance from the Scottish Government.
New statistics show 143,110 students received support in 2016-17, up from 141,000 the previous year.
The figures show that almost 3,000 additional students qualified for a non-repayable bursary or saw their funding increase as a result of the income threshold being raised from £17,000 to £19,000 last year. There was also an increase in the number of students receiving support through the Nursing and Midwifery Bursary scheme, from 8,790 to 8,915.