Grant / loan for studying at your home university

Student Finance England - Adult Dependants’ Grant

General information on this grant / loan

Student Finance England
Adult Dependants’ Grant
Other limitation: 
Usually the dependant adult will be a member of your family, including your husband, wife, civil partner or partner.Grown up children can’t be counted as dependant adults.An unmarried partner can only be claimed as a dependant adult if you’re over 25.

General Description

The Adult Dependent Grant is applicable to students enrolled in full-time studies at any University in the United Kingdom and who have an adult who is financially dependent on their income and other financial means.

Individuals who qualify get up to £2,757 a year if they fulfil the necessary criteria. The money is paid in 3 instalments and doesn't have to be paid back.


The adult dependant has to a member of your family (husband, wife, civil partner or partner).

It is not possible to get Adult Dependants' Grant if the adult dependant is a grown up child, a unmarried partner aged under 25 or if the dependant adult is also studying and getting student finance at the same time.

Application deadlines

We currently do not have any information on the deadline.