Some students qualify for extra help from Student Finance England.

There are a number of non-repayable grants that you can apply for in addition to your student loans. Complete the student finance calculator to see what extra help is available.

Adult Dependants' Grant

The Adult Dependants' Grant can help cover the extra costs a student might have if an adult depends on them financially. The amount available depends on their household income.

Apply for the Adult Dependants' Grant online.

You can apply before or during your course.

Parents' Learning Allowance

You may be eligible for help with your learning costs (books, materials and travel) if you're a full-time student with children. The amount you get depends on your household income.

Apply for Parents' Learning Allowance online.

You can apply before or during your course.

Childcare Grant

You may be eligible for help with your childcare costs. The amount you'll get depends on your household income and the number of children who are dependant on you.

Apply for a Childcare Grant online.

You can apply before or during your course.

Child tax credits are assessed in the same way as other income-related benefits.

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)

You can apply for Disabled Student's Allowances to cover some of the extra costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability (such as dyslexia). How much you get depends on your individual needs and not your household income. 

Apply for DSAs online or complete an application form.

You can contact our Student Wellbeing Service for further information and guidance.