1. Overview

2016 to 2017

Full-time students with children could get up to £1,573 a year to help with their learning costs. This is called Parents’ Learning Allowance.

The money can help pay for books, study materials and travel. How much you get depends on your household income.

Parents’ Learning Allowance:

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

2015 to 2016

Full time students could get up to £1,573 a year.