Students with dependants

Any student with children or dependant adults may be eligible for extra financial assistance.

Students from England

You can apply for extra support from Student Finance England.

  • Childcare Grant - Full-time undergraduate students eligible for student finance can apply to receive 85% of their childcare costs or a fixed maximum amount, whichever is less. This grant is paid directly to the student’s childcare provider, which must be registered with Ofsted.
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance - For full-time undergraduate students eligible for student finance who have children.
  • Adult Dependants’ Grant - For full-time students eligible for student finance with an adult who depends on them financially.

Students from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Universal Credit Benefit

Eligible students (lone parents/disabled students) may be able to claim Universal Credit during term time and possibly in full over the summer. Speak to a student funding adviser to find out more.

Financial Assistance Fund

The Financial Assistance Fund supports Home (UK) and EU/international undergraduate and postgraduate students with particular financial difficulties. The fund's purpose is to help you access and remain in higher education.

Funding enquiries or money worries

Money advice queries:

Call our Student Services:
+44 (0)117 428 3000

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