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 starting courses in Jan/Feb 2021 may qualify. Please check out sections (2) and (3) of our information sheet EU/EEA undergraduate funding  for more details.

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:

£1,766 (2020–21 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):