Support for student parents and students with disabilities

Support for student parents

Student with laptopFull-time students, with children in registered or approved childcare, can apply for a Childcare Grant to help with these costs in term time and holidays. You may also be eligible for a Parent's Learning Allowance to help with course related costs. This is on top of any Child Tax Credits you're eligible for.

Both the grant and the allowance are based on your household income and you don't have to pay the money back.

When you make your application for funding, indicate that you wish to apply for these. The government will then send you the appropriate forms.

Grants for disabled students

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) to help pay for any equipment and support you need.

Full-time students are eligible for DSAs on top of any other loans, grants and bursaries. They’re not based on your household income and you don’t have to pay this money back.

When you make your application for funding, indicate that you wish to apply for a DSA. The government will then send you the appropriate form.

More about Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)