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Money for higher education students

This factsheet covers the main types of financial support available to single parents who are starting higher education from September 2016. Please note that this factsheet is currently being updated with this year's figures, so please do not rely on the figures listed.

If your course is starting after September 2017 - this academic year - and you need more up to date figures or if you want more advice, call our helpline on 0808 802 0925. Calls are free.

Note: If you have recently come to the United Kingdom, have limited right to be here, or are from the European Union, you should get advice before applying for student finance or claiming benefits. See page six for organisations that can help.

Further Reading

  • Your guide to further study

    Read our step by step guide for single parents on returning to education. We cover all the things you will need to consider, and provide some real life examples of single parents and how they completed their studies.

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