To be eligible for student funding, you must meet the following Eligibility Criteria:
- Residency and Nationality
- Maximum period of grant assistance available
- Previous Education and Progression
- Approved course in an approved institution. Select your student type (for example, PLC Student) from the buttons below to find out more.
You will be classed as a Dependent, Mature Dependent or Independent student. This will determine whose income is taken into account when calculating the reckonable household income on which you will be assessed to establish if you are eligible for funding.
Remember, while some criteria are common across all categories of further and higher education, for example Nationality, others are specific to your student type and the type of course you wish to pursue.
To find out the specific requirements for the type of student you are please select the appropriate button below.
Don’t forget to check out the Eligibility Reckoner . It’s a quick and easy way to see if you might be eligible for funding.