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 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 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 website

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At a glance

Maximum value:

£1,915 (2023-24 Academic Year)

£1,963 (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):