Parents' Learning Allowance Full-time undergraduate, Northern Ireland students

1. What is it?

It's an additional allowance towards everyday costs if you're a parent

It's paid directly to you and getting this grant won't affect your benefits or tax credit.

You can apply for a Parents' Learning Allowance alongside any other available finance as part of your student finance application each year.

The quickest way to apply is to sign into your student finance account.

Does it need to be paid back?

No - A Parents' Learning Allowance doesn't need to be repaid, unless you're overpaid or leave your course early.

As part of your student finance agreement, you must keep us up to date with any changes to your course or personal details as these can affect your funding, including how much you have to repay and when.

Find out more

The following pages will explain more about who can get this allowance, how much you can get, how and when to apply, and how it's paid.

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