Full-time Disabled Student Allowances

Application and supporting forms

Alternative formats

All of our forms are available in alternative formats such as Braille, large print 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 need

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

Getting the right application form

There are two types of application form to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). 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 DSA.

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

DSA1 Slim form

They should complete this form if they’re a full-time undergraduate student who has already applied for other student finance and is unable to apply online.

2021/22 academic year

Download a DSA Slim form (PDF -109KB)

2020/21 academic year

Download a DSA Slim form (PDF - 93KB)

DSA1 Full form (DSA1)

Students should complete this form if they’re a full-time student applying for DSA only.

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

2021/22 academic year

Download a DSA1 Full form (PDF - 700KB)

Download DSA1 Full notes PFD (106KB)

2020/21 academic year

Download a 2020/21 DSA1 form (PDF - 464KB)

Download DSA1 Full notes (PDF - 94KB)

Supporting forms and guidance

DSA guidance document

Information about the DSA policy.

Download Guidance document (PDF - 1.09MB)

Claim form

Students looking to claim 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 2021/22 academic year (PDF - 53KB)

If the student is claiming for travel

Receipts must include the:

  • date of the journey
  • starting address of the journey
  • destination address
  • price
  • travel company’s name
  • travel company’s registered address
  • travel company’s telephone number

Disability Evidence Form

To be completed and returned by both the student and a medical professional where the student isn’t able to give us enough evidence of their disability.

Download Disability Evidence form (PDF - 85KB)

Request for Temporary DSA Support Form

To be completed and returned where a university or college can’t give support and the student has submitted a formal appeal.

Download Request for Temporary DSA Support form (PDF - 96KB)