What is it?
The General Allowance helps cover the day-to-day costs of studying that are related to the student’s disability. Full-time students can get a General Allowance of up to £1,847.
What the allowance is for
A General Allowance can be used to pay for things such as:
- photocopying or printing costs
- ink cartridges or paper
- Study Needs Assessments
Photocopying or printing costs
This covers additional printing and photocopying costs directly-related to the student's disability. It does not cover the costs of printing larger documents such as dissertations or coursework for assessment.
How the allowance works
If the student is approved for a General Allowance we’ll write to them to confirm how much they’ll get. They’re advised of the next steps in this letter.
The student pays any costs upfront then completes and returns a Claim for Reimbursement form with receipts.
The receipts must include the:
- date of purchase
- amounts paid
- purchase description