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.

This means if you’re a sole parent starting study on or after 1 July the rate of accommodation benefit you get will depend on your accommodation costs, income and cash assets.

You don’t need to apply separately. You’ll be asked everything we need to know when you apply for your Student Allowance.