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Disabled Students Allowances

What are Disabled Student Allowances?

If you are a UK student, you may be entitled to receive Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) from your funding body. DSA is not means tested and does not need to be repaid. The allowance is dependent on your needs and will be paid directly to providers. DSA can pay for things like academic mentoring support, assistive technology, and additional study costs incurred because of your disability.


A sample of a DSA award letter can be viewed by downloading this Example DSA2. Please note, this is for reference only - contact details and specific information may not be correct.

Example DSA2 letter