Full-time Parents' Learning Allowance


Students applying for Parents’ Learning Allowance (PLA) should follow these steps:


  1. Apply for student finance as normal and fill in the section for Parents’ Learning Allowance.
  2. We'll assess their application and contact them if we need more information.
  3. We'll send them a letter telling them how much student finance they can get, including any Parents’ Learning Allowance.

Paper application forms will still be available if they've already applied for student finance but still need to apply for PLA.

Download Application form for Dependants' Grants for 2024/25 academic year

Download Application form for Dependants' Grants for 2023/24 academic year



Change of circumstances

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