Part-time Disabled Students' Allowances

General Allowance

What is it?

The General Allowance is funding to help cover the day-to-day costs of studying that are related to a disability including a long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty.

Part-time students can get a General Allowance of up to £1,465. We’ll write to them to confirm how much they’ll get.

What is the allowance for?

A General Allowance can be used to pay for things such as:

Photocopying or printing costs

This covers additional printing and photocopying costs that are because of the student's disability.

Purchasing process

The student pays any costs upfront then completes and returns a Claim for Reimbursement form with receipts.

The submitted receipts must include the:

  • date of purchase
  • amounts paid
  • description of what they've bought