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Independent student

Yes, if you are an independent student and your spouse / civil partner / partner is currently in prison, you will need to include them on your application.

You should complete their personal details and state that they are in prison but declare £0.00 for their income and expenses.

We will require court papers or other documentation showing the dates of the custodial sentence as evidence that they're currently in prison in order to assess your application.

If your spouse / civil partner / partner comes out of prison during the academic year, your bursary will need to be reassessed to include their income/expenses. Your basic bursary award will be re-assessed from the date they came out of prison to the end of the academic year.

If you were receiving any Dependants, Parent Learning and / or Childcare Allowances, these will also need to be reassessed from the date your spouse / civil partner / partner came out of prison.

If you weren't receiving any Dependants Allowance, you can apply for your spouse / civil partner / partner and any children who are financially dependent on you.

Dependent Student

Yes. If you are a dependent student and your parent is currently in prison, you will need to include them on your application.

If your parents are divorced or separated, you only need declare the parent that you would normally live with.

If declaring a parent currently in prison, you should complete their personal details and state that they are in prison but declare £0.00 for their income and expenses.

We will require court papers or other documentation showing the dates of the custodial sentence as evidence that they're currently in prison in order to assess your application.

If your parent comes out of prison during the academic year, your bursary will need to be reassessed to include their income/expenses. Your basic bursary award will be re-assessed from the date they came out of prison to the end of the academic year.