Students with children / dependents
If you are a full-time student with children you may qualify for extra financial help on top of the standard student finance package. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to get:
- the Childcare Grant (to help with childcare costs), which could cover up to 85% of your childcare costs during termtime and holidays. This Grant is only available to full-time undergraduates.
- the Parents' Learning Allowance (to help towards learning costs). This Allowance is only available to full-time undergraduates.
- help through the Access to Learning Fund (if you're in financial difficulty) - available to full and part-time students.
- Child Tax Credit - available to full and part-time students.
These forms of financial help don't have to be paid back.
For more information go to: www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/StudentFinance/Extrahelp/DG_171503
Click here to download the Student Finance England 'Childcare Grant and Other Suppprt for Full-time Student Parents in Higher Education' guide.