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Full-time Adult Dependants’ Grant


Students applying for Adults Dependants’ Grant should follow these steps:

Step 1

Apply for student finance as normal and fill in the section for Adult Dependants’ Grant.

Step 2

We'll assess their application and contact them if we need more information.

Step 3

We'll send them a letter telling them how much student finance they can get, including any Adult Dependants’ Grant.


If the student is applying for Adult Dependants’ Grant for their partner, we won’t need any additional evidence, as their partner will already be giving us their financial details as part of the application process.

If the adult dependant isn’t the student’s partner, we'll ask them for evidence of their taxable income for the previous tax year, such as a P60 or month 12 payslip.

Students who started their course before 1 August 2013

At the end of each academic year, students who are continuing on a course they started before 1 August 2013 may be asked to send evidence of their household income and any financial commitments they, or their partner, have as part of their application.

Change of circumstances

If a student's circumstances change after they've applied for Adult Dependants Grant, they should contact Student Finance England to let us know as soon as possible.