Parents Learning Allowance

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Up to £1,766/year

Study type
Undergraduate (UK)

Full-time undergraduate students with children

About this award

If you’re a full-time student with children, you could be entitled to help from the Government with your learning costs.

How much you get depends on your household income.

The Parent's Learning Allowance:

  • doesn't have to be paid back
  • is paid on top of your other student finance
  • will not affect your benefits or tax credit

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How to apply

You can apply for the Parents’ Learning Allowance when you apply for student finance.


If you’re a student from England with dependent children you may qualify if you’re taking:

  • a full-time undergraduate course
  • an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course

You don't need to be paying for childcare to qualify.

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Questions about this award? Contact Student Finance England.