Studying and benefits


Many full-time students may find that they are not entitled to benefits (especially means tested benefits).  However some students are able to claim certain benefits depending upon their individual circumstances.  Some examples are;

  • Lone parents
  • Disabled students
  • Carers

It is always wise to double check whether or not you are entitled to any benefits and how studying will affect any benefit that you currently receive.

The Benefits Agency will be able to advise you on this, but if you would like to have a chat with the Student Support Team before approaching anyone else then please contact or by telephone on 01463 273208, (Textphone for those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech impairments 01463 273180) or you can drop in to Inverness Campus in person Monday to Friday during office hours and make an appointment.