Students with dependents
Extra financial help is available for postgraduate students with dependents if you are:
- a PGCE student – apply through Student Finance England; or
- a Social Work MSW student – you can get amounts equivalent to those below from the NHS bursary scheme.
The help available includes the following:
If you have a husband, wife partner or other adult family member who is financially dependent on you, you could be eligible for this allowance of up to £2,642* per year. You will not have to repay this grant.
If you are a full-time student with dependent children and your household income is below a set amount, you may be eligible for this grant of up to £1,508* per year. The grant is disregarded for benefit purposes.
A means-tested grant of up to £148.75* per week, or up to £255* per week if you are responsible for two or more dependents, for full-time students only. The award is based on 85% of actual registered or approved childcare costs, year round.
*Please note that these are the 2012/13 figures although they are not expected to change.