Students with disabilities
Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) help pay for additional costs that you may have while studying as a result of your disability, long-term illness, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty, both full-time and part-time students are eligible to apply.
You must be eligible for the standard student support package (which includes tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and grants) in order to be eligible to apply for DSAs. The range of support available includes:
- Specialist equipment allowance: up to £5,161 for the whole course;
- Non-medical helper's allowance: up to £20,520 per year for full-time students and £15,390 for part-time students;
- General Disabled Student Allowance for other disability-related costs: up to £1,724 each year for full-time students and £1,293 for part-time students;
- DSAs for postgraduate study: up to £10,260 for full-time and part-time students;
- Travel costs: if these are incurred as a result of your disability.
How do I apply?
You can apply for DSAs by requesting an application form from your Local Authority or online via the Student Support Direct website.