Part-time Disabled Students' Allowances

Travel Allowance

What is it?

The Travel Allowance helps with any extra travel costs students may have to pay to get to their university or college because of their disability.

What is the allowance for?

The allowance can be used to cover taxi fares or mileage costs to and from the student’s home address to their university or college, minus any public transport costs non-disabled students would have.

It only covers costs related to travel for study, including study abroad or on placements.

If they need to travel to their university or college in their own car because of their disability, we can pay the difference between the cost of public transport and their mileage costs.

Using taxis

If a student needs to make regular journeys by taxi, they should set up an account with a taxi company.

We’ll include information about setting up taxi accounts in their entitlement letter.

How the Travel Allowance is paid

We’ll either pay it directly to the supplier or straight into the student’s bank account.

Claim for Reimbursement form

Students looking for reimbursement of costs relating to their General Allowance or Travel Allowance should complete this a Claim for Reimbursement form and return it with their receipts.

Receipts must include:

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