Increase in accommodation support for sole parent students

26 June 2015.

From 1 July 2015, sole parents who are taking up full-time study and approved a Student Allowance, will receive the same amount of accommodation support as they would on a benefit.

The rate of accommodation benefit for a sole parent who starts study on or after 1 July, will depend on their accommodation costs, income and cash assets.

Students don’t need to apply separately, we’ll ask everything we need to know when they apply for their Student Allowance.