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Full-time Parents' Learning Allowance


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

Step 1

Apply for student finance as normal and fill in the section for Parents’ Learning Allowance.

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 Parents’ Learning Allowance.

Students who started their course before 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 Parents Learning Allowance, they should contact Student Finance England to let us know as soon as possible.