Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

Funding your Support

What is Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)?

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA for short) covers some of the extra costs you have because of a disability, learning difficulty or long-term health problem.  Please note that it is your responsibility to apply for Disabled Students Allowance.

You can find lots of useful information about DSA online at:
GOV.UK’s guide on what it is, if you’re eligible, and how to apply.
• This user-friendly blog guide from Save the Student.

It is YOUR responsibility to apply for DSA.

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Interim support

We appreciate that getting support and reasonable adjustments in place can be a lengthy process and can delay your support provision.  With this in mind, we are able to supply interim support for students who have a diagnosed disability and are awaiting funding confirmation (DSA) for their support.  This is only possible if you can provide evidence that you have applied for DSA and that there are reasons why your application has been delayed.

If you have any questions about how to apply for DSA please read the information contained in the above links, or get in touch with our team to discuss it further.