Full-time Adult Dependants’ Grant

What's available

The maximum Adult Dependants’ Grant is:

  • £3,438 for the 2024 to 2025 academic year
  • £3,354 for the 2023 to 2024 academic year

This doesn’t need to be paid back, unless they leave their course early.

Adult Dependants’ Grant will affect any income-related benefits and tax credits they might get.

The amount students can get depends on:

  • their income
  • their adult dependant’s income
  • their personal circumstances, for example if they’re married or have children

How it’s paid

We’ll send the student a letter to confirm what they’ll get and when they’ll get it. It’s paid into their bank account in three instalments, usually at the same time as any other student finance they get.