You will receive this if you have a household income of £42,620 or less. This is a non-repayable grant that full-time undergraduates receive. The maximum grant is £3,387 in 2014/15 and replaces a proportion of the Student Maintenance Loan. If you receive some means-tested benefits you will not receive the Maintenance Grant but the Special Support Grant (see below).
Special Support Grant
If you have an underlying entitlement to Housing Benefit or Income Support you will receive the Special Support Grant. If you receive the Special Support Grant you will remain eligible for the maximum Student Maintenance Loan. The grant is £3,387 in 2014/15 and replaces the Maintenance Grant.
Parents Learning Allowance
Your eligibility for this non-repayable grant is assessed on your household income. The allowance of up to £1,523 is awarded to full-time undergraduates with dependent children for course related costs.
You may receive this means-tested grant if your dependent children are in Ofsted registered and approved childcare. The grant may cover up to 85% of your childcare costs. To make an application for the Childcare Grant you will need to complete a separate CCG1 form. The grant is a maximum of £150.23 per week if you have one child and a maximum £257.55 per week if you have more than one child. If you already receive the childcare element of Working Tax Credit your eligibility for the Childcare Grant ceases.
Adult Dependents' Grant
You can apply for an additional non-repayable grant of up to £2,757 if your partner or another adult living with you is financially dependent on you.