Disabled Students Allowance
As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a:
- long-term health condition
- mental health condition
- specific learning difficulty like dyslexia
You must also:
- be an undergraduate or postgraduate student (including Open University or distance learning)
- have a condition that affects your ability to study
- qualify for student finance from Student Finance England
- be studying on a course that lasts at least a year
The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income.
What DSAs can pay for
You can get help with the costs of:
- specialist equipment, like computer software
- non-medical helpers, like a note-taker or reader
- extra travel because of your disability
- other things related to your studies, like photocopying
DSAs don’t cover disability-related costs you’d have if you weren’t attending a course, or costs that any student might have.
Visit the website below for information on how to apply, the assessment process, applicable courses and the amount you could get.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Student Finance England
Last updated 21/01/2015