Funding

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Parents' Learning Allowance

For help with courseā€related costs for students with dependent children.

Housing Benefit

For lone parents, disabled people who qualify for Disability Premium or Severe Disability Premium, disabled people who receive Disabled Students Allowance and people aged over 60.

Income Support

For lone parents, disabled people who qualify for Disability Premium or Severe Disability Premium, disabled people who receive Disabled Students Allowance. You may also qualify if you are on a low income and your partner is on maternity or paternity leave.

The Childcare Grant

This grant is available for students who have dependent children and a low household income. If you have children under 15, the grant pays up to 85% of your actual childcare costs throughout the whole year.

Child Benefit

You normally qualify for Child Benefit if you have children under the age of 16 (or under 20 and in relevant education or training) and you live in the UK.

Child Tax Credit

To help with the costs of raising children.

Universal Credit

This is a new benefit that has started to replace several existing benefits with a single monthly payment into your account. The rollout began in 2013 and it is hoped that it will have national coverage by 2016. New claims to existing benefits, which Universal Credit is replacing, will then close down, with the vast majority of claimants moving onto Universal Credit during 2016 and 2017.