Your household income is made up of your income plus that of the people who live with you, for example:
- your parents
- your parent and their partner
- your partner
You must provide details of your household income if you apply for any of the following:
- full Maintenance Loan
- Maintenance Grant (not available to new 2016 to 2017 students)
- Special Support Grant (not available to new 2016 to 2017 students)
- Childcare Grant
- Adult Dependants’ Grant
What income is assessed
Your parents’ income is assessed if you’re under 25 and depend on them financially. Your partner’s income is assessed if you’re over 25 and living with them.
Earned and unearned income (eg benefits, pension or investments) for a certain tax year will be assessed. The tax year chosen will depend on the academic year you’re applying for.
|Academic year||Tax year assessed|
|2015 to 2016||Tax year 2013 to 2014|
|2014 to 2015||Tax year 2012 to 2013|
Change the tax year that’s assessed
If your household income is expected to drop by 15% or more, you can ask for income details for the current tax year to be assessed instead. To do this, send a ‘CYI - current tax year income form’.
|2015 to 2016||CYI - current tax year income assessment form (PDF, 589KB)|
|2014 to 2015||CYI - current tax year income assessment form (PDF, 522KB)|
Student Finance England
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