Full-time Disabled Students' Allowances

Application and supporting forms

Alternative formats

All of our forms are available in alternative formats such as Braille, large print format or audio. If a student needs these, they can request them by emailing brailleandlargefont@slc.co.uk with:

  • their name
  • address
  • details of the format they require

or they can call 0141 243 3686 (this number is only for alternative format requests).

Getting the right application form

There are two application forms that students can complete to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The form they need to complete depends on the type of course they’re studying and if they’ve applied for any other student finance.

If they don’t complete the correct form it will delay their application for Disabled Students’ Allowances.

Application forms also can be downloaded from www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

DSA1 Short form (DSASL)

Students should complete this form if they’re a full-time undergraduate student who has already applied for other student finance like a Maintenance Loan or a Tuition Fee Loan and also want to be considered for additional Disabled Students’ Allowances.

It is a shorter form because we re-use some information from their other application. This form can only be accepted if the student has completed an application for Maintenance Loan or a Tuition Fee Loan.

Students can request one of these forms be sent to them as part of their application for a Maintenance Loan or Tuition Fee Loan.

2017 to 2018 academic year

Download a DSA1 Short form (PDF - 510KB)

Download Application Guidance notes (PDF - 87.1 KB)

2016 to 2017 academic year

Download a DSA1 Short form (PDF - 128KB)

Download Application Guidance notes (PDF - 91.2KB)

DSA1 Long form (DSA1)

Students should complete this form if they’re:

  • a full-time student applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances only
  • a full-time student who is yet to apply for student finance

This form is longer as these students must provide additional information.

2017 to 2018 academic year

Download a DSA1 Long form (PDF - 286KB)

Download Application Guidance notes (PDF - 87.1 KB)

2016 to 2017 academic year

Download a DSA1 Long form (PDF - 772KB)

Download Application Guidance notes (PDF - 91.2KB)

Supporting forms and guidance

Disabled Students’ Allowances guidance document

Further reading about the policy detail behind Disabled Students’ Allowances.

Download Guidance document (PDF - 1.09MB)

Claim for Reimbursement form

Students looking for reimbursement of costs relating to their General Allowance or Travel Allowance should complete this form and return it with their receipts.

Download Claim for Reimbursement form for 2017 to 2018 academic year (PDF - 435KB)

Download Claim for Reimbursement form for 2016 to 2017 academic year (PDF - 49.9KB)

Disability Evidence form

To be completed and returned by both the applicant and a medical professional where the applicant is unable to provide alternative or sufficient evidence of their disability.

Download Disability Evidence form (PDF - 490KB)

Request for Temporary Disabled Students' Allowances Support form 

To be completed and returned where a university or college is unable to provide required support and the student has submitted a formal appeal.

Download Request for Temporary Disabled Students' Allowances Support form (PDF - 39.7KB) 

NHS students

Students receiving funding from the NHS or a research council can visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students.aspx for information on how they can apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances.

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