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Procedure[edit]

Application process varies for students applying from England (Student Finance England), Scotland (Students Awards Agency for Scotland), Wales (Student Finance Wales), or Northern Ireland (Student Finance Northern Ireland).

To those living in the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey) or Isle of Man, get in touch with the education authority.

To help you inquire about how you can apply for a Special Support Grant in your country you may use the contact information below.



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Required Documents[edit]

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e.g.
1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

England[edit]

Student Finance England
PO Box 210
Darlington DL1 9HJ

Telephone: 0300 100 0607
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm

Textphone: 0300 100 0622
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm


Scotland[edit]

The Student Awards Agency for Scotland
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
EDINBURGH
EH11 3UT

The number you should call will depend on your course type or where you are studying. Contact numbers - details

Website


Wales[edit]

Student Finance Wales
Telephone 0300 200 4050
Minicom 0300 100 1693

Opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
Sunday Closed

PO Box 211
Llandudno Junction,
LL30 9FU

Website


Northern Ireland[edit]

Student Finance Northern Ireland

Telephone Enquiries

  • Phone: 0300 100 0077
  • Minicom: 0300 100 0625 You must have access to a Minicom device in order to use this service

Opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Website


Channel Islands[edit]

Jersey

Student Finance
Phone: 01534 449450
Fax: 01534 447420
Email: [email protected]

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Careers Jersey
Philip Le Feuvre House
La Motte Street
St Helier
Jersey
JE4 8PE

Website


Guernsey

Education Department
PO BOX 32
Grange Road
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 3AU
Channel Islands

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 01481 733000
Fax: +44 714475

Website


Isle of Man[edit]

Education and Children

Head Office:
Hamilton House
Peel Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 5EZ

Telephone: +44 1624 685808 or +44 1624 693838

Website



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Eligibility[edit]

Instead of a Maintenance Grant you can get Special Support Grant if:

  • Youre a single parent responsible for a child or young person under 20 who is in full-time education.
  • You have a partner who is also a full-time student and one or both of you is responsible for a child or young person under 20 who is in full-time education.
  • You have a disability and qualify for the Disability Living Allowance, Disability Premium or Severe Disability Premium.
  • You qualify for housing benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit.
  • Youre deaf and qualify for Disabled Students Allowances.
  • You have been treated as incapable of work for at least 28 weeks.
  • You have a disability and qualify for income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Youre waiting to go back to a course having taken agreed time out from that course due to an illness or caring responsibility that has now ended.
  • Youre aged 60 or over.


To apply for a Special Support Grant you must be a full-time UK student. Part-time and EU students cant apply.



Fees[edit]

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Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Instructions[edit]

Special Support Grant: The amount you will get from a Special Support Grant is the same as the Maintenance Grant, but it wont affect the amount of Maintenance Loan you can get. You may get the Special Support Grant if, for example, youre a lone parent or have certain disabilities.



Required Information[edit]

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

The Special Support Grant replaces the Maintenance Grant for full-time students in certain circumstances.

Following is a procedure on how you can apply for a Special Support Grant.



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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

  • GOV.UK:
https://www.gov.uk/student-finance
  • Student finance guides for 2015 to 2016:
https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/further-information



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Others[edit]

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