Disabled Students' Allowance - Helps pay for extra costs students have to pay in attending their course, as a direct result of their disability. For more information on the DSA and other sources of funding available to disabled students please see the GOV.UK website
Childcare Grant - Help for full-time students with dependent children in registered and approved childcare. How much help you get will depend on your circumstances and household income. You can receive a Childcare Grant during your term times and your holidays. Parents could claim 85% of childcare costs of up to £148.75 a week for one child and £255 a week for two or more children in 2013/14, and up to £150.23 a week for once child and £257.55 a week for two or more children in 2014/15. You can apply before or during your course.
Parents' Learning Allowance - Help with course-related costs for students who have dependent children. How much you get depends on your circumstances and household income. Parents will receive up to a maximum of £1,508 a year in 2013/14 and up to £1,523 a year in 2014/15.
Adult Dependent's Grant - non-repayable grant of up to £2,642 a year in 2013/14 and £2,668 in 2014/15 (depending on household income) for students with a family member who depends on financially on them
You can apply for this extra support at the same time as applying to Student Finance England for maintenance / living cost support and your tuition fee loan
For more information on these sources of financial help visit the GOV.UK website on funding for students with dependants.
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