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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.

Eligible part-time students can get a General Allowance of up to £1,385.

What the allowance is 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 due to the student disability.

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 are advised of the next steps in this letter.

Purchasing process

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

Download Claim for Reimbursement form for 2018/19 academic year (PDF - 52KB)

Download Claim for Reimbursement form for 2017/18 academic year (PDF - 435KB)

The submitted receipts must include the:

  • date of purchase
  • amounts paid
  • purchase description