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The Learning Support Fund (LSF) provides supplementary funding to the higher education student loans support from the government, for eligible new students who are starting pre-registration healthcare courses on or after 1 August 2017.

The LSF consists of five different award allowances, as shown below:

  • Child Dependants Allowance (CDA) (to be replaced by Parental Support as of 01/09/2020)

  • Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses (TDAE)

  • Exceptional Support Fund (ESF)

  • Parental Support (for courses/academic years commencing on or after 01/09/2020)

  • Training Grant (for courses/academic years commencing on or after 01/09/2020)


Students may be eligible for several of the above, depending on their own personal circumstances.

Further information on the above can be found on our website.