Funding your studies

Parents' Learning Allowance

The Parents' Learning Allowance is a grant for students with children to help you pay for books, study materials, and travel. You won't need to repay this grant.

Eligibility criteria

  • Whether you qualify for a grant depends on your household income. 
  • You must be a full-time UK* student. 

*Some EU/EEA students may qualify. Please check out sections (2) and (3) of our information sheet EU/EEA undergraduate funding for exceptions.

Restrictions and exemptions

See eligibility criteria above.

How to apply

You will be considered for the Parents Learning Allowance if you indicate you are a parent in your Student Finance England funding application. Apply online by visiting the student finance section of the gov.uk website. If you're a full-time student applying online you might like to download our Full-time funding application guidance notes.

Further information

Full-time undergraduate funding 16/17
Previous study


At a glance

Maximum value: £1,573 (2016/17 starters)
£1,617 (2017/18 starters)
Open to: Full-time UK students
Studying at level: Undergraduate
The information on this page applies to students starting courses in these academic years (as indicated):

2016/17
2017/18

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