Full time Students with dependants

If you are a full-time student with children or adult dependants you may qualify for extra help. Non-repayable funding sources (2020/21 figures) that are dependent on household income include:

  • Childcare Grant – up to 85 per cent of childcare costs per week, up to a maximum of £174.22 for parents with one child or £298.69 for parents with two or more children
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance – up to £1,766 per year towards course-related costs
  • Adult Dependants Grant – up to £3,094 per year if you have a financially dependant partner or other adult

You should be aware that if you are claiming benefits, your eligibility for a maintenance loan (whether you take it or not) and some student grants may be counted as income by the job centre and housing benefits office. Further information on these grants, including eligibility criteria, can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance