My names Josh and I'm currently studying a masters course at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Financial support for Masters students here is very limited and I've been getting by from support from the discretionary fund I applied for at the start of the year. The money I received from the last payment has run out. I applied for it again and have barely received any money from it this time due to the funds running out and the amount of other students applying for it as well.
My course ends at the beginning of September and until then I now have no other sources of income. I am unable to work due to other personal circumstances and even if I could it wouldn't allow me to have enough time to do my work.
I have no money to pay for my rent or money for food and living costs. I also have my final degree show coming up at the end of August to which I have to buy materials for.
If I don't find any financial aid my only option would be to drop out of the course. I have put in a great deal of work to reach this stage and to have to end the course prematurely would be a huge shame.
Thank you ever so much to anyone who contributes. I normally don't like asking other people for money but I don't really have any other options at the moment.