Extra help

What’s it for?

Do I have to pay it back?
Find out more Disabled  Students’ Allowances (DSAs)
To help with extra costs you have as a result of a disability, long-term
health condition, mental-health condition or learning difficulty.
Disabled Students’ Allowances can help pay for specialist equipment,
a non-medical helper, travel or other extra costs. They don’t depend
on your household income. How much you’ll get depends on your
circumstances. If you applied for Disabled Students’
Allowances in your main application for student finance, you won’t have
to reapply for DSAs as long as you stated on your main application that
you want to keep getting them.
No, unless  you leave your course early.
For more detailed information, download the guide ‘Bridging
the gap – a guide to the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)’ in
higher education 2013/2014’ at www.gov.uk/studentfinance
Childcare
Grant (CCG)
To help with childcare costs if you have dependent children aged
under 15 (or 17 if they have special educational needs) in registered or
approved childcare.
You can get 85% of childcare costs,
up to £148.75 a week for one child
or £255 a week for two or more children.
No, unless
you leave your course early or are overpaid.
For more information on applying for a Childcare Grant, download the
guide ‘Childcare Grant and other support for full-time student parents
in higher education 2013/2014’ at www.gov.uk/studentfinance
Parents’ Learning Allowance (PLA)
To help with course-related costs if you have dependent children.
You can get up to £1,508 a year, depending on your household income.
No, unless you leave your course early or are overpaid.
For more information on applying for Parents’ Learning Allowance,
download the guide ‘Childcare Grant and other support for
full-time student parents in higher education 2013/2014’ at
www.gov.uk/studentfinance

Do I have to pay it back?
Find out more Adult Dependants’ Grant (ADG)
To help with costs if an adult depends on you financially. You can
get up to £2,642 a year, depending on your household income.
No, unless you leave your course early or are overpaid.
For more information on applying for Adult Dependants’ Grant, download
the guide ‘Childcare Grant and other support for full-time student parents
in higher education 2012/2014’ at www.gov.uk/studentfinance
Travel Grant To help with costs if you’re attending
a clinical placement in the UK or studying abroad as part of your
course. It covers reasonable costs spent on travel expenses during the
academic year. You have to pay the first £303 of travel costs, so you’d
get your travel costs over £303.
No. For more information on Travel Grant see our website at
www.thestudentroom.co.uk/ studentfinance Bursaries and scholarships
You may get help from the National Scholarship Programme or other
bursaries from your university or college.
No, unless you leave your course early.