You can download a CCA application form from the website.

How to apply

You can apply once your main postgraduate application has been processed.

You will need to complete section 2 and section 3 for each childcare provider you use.

Do not include any costs that are covered through free early years education provisions.

You must reapply for the allowance every academic year. If your estimated costs or childcare provider changes during an academic year, tell us by submitting a new CCA application form.

Upload the completed CCA application form to your MyFunding account.

We'll process your application within 20 working days of receiving it.

What you can get

CCA is income assessed and only available to postgraduate students who have been nominated for a bursary place by their university.

We can pay up to 85% of your childcare costs.

The maximum amounts payable during the academic year are:

  • Up to £155.24 per week for one child in childcare
  • Up to £266.15 per week for 2 or more children in childcare

Your childcare provider will also need to sign this form to verify your childcare costs.