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 PLA.
  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 PLA.

Change of circumstances

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