If you're a family member of a migrant worker, here's the student finance available to you, and how you can apply. Content provided by Student Finance England.
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What's available?

If you're studying a full-time undergraduate course

You can get a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250 to cover the fees charged by your university or college, and a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs, such as rent and books.

There’s also extra help if you have a disability, or if you have children or an adult who depends on you financially.

If you're studying a part-time undergraduate course

If you’re starting a part-time course on or after 1 August 2018, you can get a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £6,935 to cover the fees charged by your university or college. You can also get a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs, such as rent and books.

There’s also extra help if you have a disability.

If you're studying a postgraduate course

If you’re studying a postgraduate master’s course, you can get a loan of up to £10,906 as a contribution towards your course and living costs. If you’re studying a postgraduate doctoral course, you can get a loan of up to £25,700 as a contribution towards your course and living costs.

There’s also extra help if you have a disability.


Eligibility

To apply, you must:

  • have lived in the EEA or Switzerland for at least three years before the start of your course
  • be living in England on the first day of the first academic year of your course
  • be planning to study a full-time course that qualifies for student finance

Your EEA or Swiss national family member must:

  • have lived in the EEA or Switzerland for at least three years before the start of your course
  • be living and working in England (they must be working enough to support you for the whole academic year)

How to apply

You should fill out a paper PN1 form (if you’re a new student) or a PR1 form (if you’re a continuing student). These are available to download from www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

Send this form, along with any evidence, to:

EEA Migrant Worker Team
PO BOX 89
Darlington
DL1 9AZ


Supplying evidence

Along with your application, you’ll need to send Student Finance England your passport or National Identity Card, as well as:

  • your family member’s passport or National Identity card
  • evidence of your family member’s employment or self employment
  • a photocopy of your birth certificate (if your family member is your parent)
  • evidence of your marital status (if your family member is your husband, wife, or civil partner)
  • evidence that you’re financially or physically dependant on your parent (if you’re over 21 on the first day of your academic year)

If you’re the child or stepchild of a migrant worker, and you were in state education in the UK when you were under 18 tears of age, you’ll also need to send:

  • photocopies of certificates, or a letter from your school or college
  • evidence that you came to the UK at the same time as your parent
  • evidence that your parent was working or was self employed on the first day of the first year of your state education

If you’re applying as a stepchild of a migrant worker, you’ll also need to send your parents’ marriage certificate.

Student Finance England might contact you three times during the academic year (usually in September, December, and March) for further evidence to show that your family member is still employed or self employed.


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