The Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) is a government scheme that provides extra financial support for students with disabilities. This financial support is NOT a loan and does NOT to be paid back!
The types of disabilities the DSA covers include learning difficulties such as dyslexia, visual impairment, mobility impairment, hearing impairment, mental health and other ongoing health conditions.
The DSA grant can provide a range of solutions to meet your needs including the supply of:
The table below shows the maximum amounts of money the DSA covers.
Important points to be aware of:
|Type of student||Specialist equipment||Non-medical helper||General|
|Full-time||Up to £5,161 for whole course||Up to £20,520 a year||Up to £1,724 a year|
|Part-time||Up to £5,161 for whole course||Up to £15,390 a year||Up to £1,293 a year|
|Post-graduate||Post-graduate Postgraduates are paid a single allowance, including travel costs – up to £10,260 a year|
You wouldn’t be able to apply for a DSA grant if you are:
Most application process can take between 3-4 months to complete. At this point you will have received your solution.