Estranged Students

Students who are Estranged

Some of your student support is means tested on your parent's income. Students that are estranged face barriers due to not having the support (financial and/or otherwise) of their families as well as in some cases not receiving the means tested element of their student finance.

Student Finance England require you to complete an estrangement form to confirm that you’re irreconcilably estranged from your parent(s). These forms are available here:

UCAS also provides some useful information and advice for young people considering University, when they don’t have support from a family network, here: