The Lone Parents' Grant can help with your living costs at university if you're bringing up children on your own.
This grant is available if you're a student who has at least 1 dependent child that lives with you most of the time. You must also be one of the following:
- no longer living with a partner
Find out about other available support if you're a parent at university, for example Working Tax Credit and your university's Childcare Fund.
How to apply
You should apply for your Lone Parents' Grant from SAAS at the same time as you apply for other funding or separately.
Documents you'll need
Proof of being a single parent, like a recent:
- Child Tax Credit letter
- Council Tax bill
- full birth certificate (not the shorter one) for a school-age or younger child in your household
What you'll get
You can get up to £1,305. It's 'income assessed' – some of your personal income will be taken into account.
Your grant will be paid on top of your student loan.
What happens next
After you've applied, you can check your application's progress by going to your online account.
If your application is successful SAAS send an 'award notice' to your online account. This will tell you how much you will get.
Find out how to appeal if your application isn't successful on the SAAS website.
Other financial support
There may be other bursaries, grants, scholarships and sponsorships that you can apply for.
Once you've started your studies, there is support and money available to help you if you have a financial emergency at university.