Childcare Grant is a grant that is based on your household income, you do not have to pay this back once you’ve finished your course.
It does not affect how much Maintenance Loan you can get. The grant can help you pay for childcare during your studies, it’s paid directly to your childcare provider through an online payment system.
You can apply for Childcare Grant at the same time as your main student finance application, you may be eligible for Childcare Grant if you:
- are a full-time student
- have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs
- use a childcare provider who is registered with Ofsted
Childcare Grant can help to pay for up to 85% of your weekly childcare costs, up to a maximum cap of:
- £179.62 per week for one child
- £307.95 per week for two or more children
Find out more about Childcare Grant at www.gov.uk/childcare-grant.