Disabled Students' Allowance is support to help students through their studies when they have a learning difficulty, health problem or disability.
DSA can cover:
- day-to-day costs of studying that are related to the student’s disability. For example, photocopying costs.
- specialist equipment. For example, a computer or disability-related software. Any equipment bought must have been included in the report from their Study Needs Assessment. If their Study Needs Assessment recommends that they need a computer or laptop, the student will have to pay £200 towards it.
- a non-medical helper. For example, a British Sign Language interpreter. This person cannot be a friend or family member of the student.
If you are studying in academic year 2022 to 2023
Students can get up to £25,575 of support for 2022 to 2023. There are exceptions for students who need more money for travel costs. This will apply for both new and continuing students.
If you are studying in academic year 2021 to 2022
Students can get up to £25,000 of support for 2021 to 2022. There are exceptions for students who need more money for travel costs. This will apply for both new and continuing students.