Adult Dependants' Grant

The Adult Dependants' Grant gives eligible students extra support if they have an adult who depends on them financially. Usually the adult dependant will be a member of your family, including your husband, wife, civil partner or partner. Grown up children can't be counted as adult dependants.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be a full-time UK* student.
  • The grant is income-assessed. Your dependant's net income must not exceed £3,796.

*Some EU/EEA students who meet EU Settlement Scheme and residency requirements may also be able to apply. Check out for more information or email our Student Money and Accommodation Advice team at

Restrictions and exemptions

See eligibility criteria above.

How to apply

You should indicate on your online funding application to Student Finance England that you have an adult dependant. No separate application is required.

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At a glance

Maximum value:

£3,354 (2023-24 Academic Year)
£3,438 (2024-25 Academic Year)

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):