For young people over the age of eighteen entering higher education, a weekly allowance will be given throughout the year, regardless of whether the young person accesses their student loan. This is intended to reduce the amount of student debt accrued and is in recognition that care experienced people are unlikely to have any significant family support. Additional allowances are available during the summer vacations to cover accommodation costs. The allowances are as follows:
- Weekly living allowance of £60 per week
- Higher Education Bursary of £2,000 paid over the duration of the course to assist with equipment and text book costs.
- Accommodation costs paid over summer vacation, if required.
- £500 completion gift.
- Graduation costs of cap, gown & photos.
- Advice & support.