Parents' Learning Allowance



Up to  £1,617 to support students with children. This money does not have to be repaid.

Who can receive it?


Students doing their first full-time higher education course. Whether you receive it and how much you can get depends on your household income.

When to apply and when you receive it


Apply as soon as possible to make sure you receive the money on time. The allowance is paid termly, along with your other student finance.

How to apply


You apply or the Parents' Learning Allowance through the same form as the Maintenance Loan, Maintenance Grant and Tuition Fee Loan. You can do this online or with paper forms. You will need to include proof of your financial situation.

External Links


Government page on Parents' Learning Allowance