To qualify you need to be a UK student, have permanent residence in the UK and be aged under 25 on the first day of the academic year. You will need to provide evidence of your status as a Care Leaver or Young Adult Carer, or your estrangement from your family.
Young Adult Carers
Young Adult Carers are individuals who provide unpaid support or care for a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their age, physical or mental illness, or disability. They do not need to live at the same address as the person they care for. Parents cannot claim this grant for the care of their own dependent child.
You will be asked to provide evidence; this can be obtained from your Social/Support Worker or Doctor.
Care Leavers are individuals who have been in care for a minimum of 13 weeks including their 16th birthday. You will be contacted if you have declared yourself as a Care Leaver and will be asked to provide evidence via your Social/ Support Worker.
If you do not fit the criteria of a Care Leaver, you may be considered to have had ‘experience of care’. If you have had experience of care please contact us for more information on eligibility.
Students are classed as estranged if they are ‘irreconcilably estranged’ from their parents on or before the first day of the academic year for which they are applying for funding. And/or they have had no contact with their parents for a period of 1 year on or before the first day of the academic year for which they are applying
For Student Finance England to award you the appropriate amount of funding most estranged students will be required to provide documentary evidence. Typically, this can be a letter from a professional who has been aware of your circumstances – a teacher, college tutor, your GP, Support Worker or other professional person.
If you require help obtaining your evidence for Estrangement or declaring yourself estranged please email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more
Question about this award? Enrolled students, please contact the Financial Support Team in the MyHull Portal. If you are not an enrolled student, please email email@example.com or call 01482 462222.