Adult Dependants’ Grant -– 2020 to 2021

Adult Dependants’ Grant (ADG) helps towards course-related costs if you have an adult who depends on you financially.

How much can you get?

The maximum amount of ADG you can get is £2,320.50 per year.

You can only apply for ADG if you have a partner or another adult who is financially dependent on you. The amount available to you depends on your course intensity and household income

You’ll be asked for this information when you apply.

Course intensity: Maximum Adult Dependants' Grant available:





75% or more


How is it paid?

ADG is paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term. For this to happen you need to register on your course and your university or college confirm that you're in attendance.

Before your first payment is made, you’ll need to make sure your university or college complete section 3 of the Part-Time Grants for Dependants (PTGFD) form. Return this and your first payment will be made after the form has been processed.

Distance learning

If you are studying on a distance learning course, you will not be eligible for ADG.

However, if the course would normally be attended in person but you are unable to do so as a result of a disability or long-term health condition, you can apply for ADG.

Anything else you should know?

You can only apply for this grant for one adult dependant. If you have more than one adult dependant you will still only receive the ADG once.

You must be studying at a course intensity of at least 50% to qualify for ADG.

ADG doesn’t need to be paid back unless you leave your course or there’s a change in your circumstances which results in an overpayment

Find out How and when to apply

How to apply

To apply you'll need to fill in a paper application form. You can download this from our Form finder

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