Extra financial help is available for postgraduate students with dependents if you are:
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 £2,757* 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 £1,573* per year. The grant is disregarded for benefit purposes.
A means-tested grant of up to £155.24* per week, or up to £266.15* 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 2015/16 figures although they are not expected to change.