Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) guidance

While we aim to make all of our teaching as inclusive as possible for all students, we recognise that sometimes the impairments that students live with mean that there is a need for additional support.

For students from the UK with evidence of a disability or medical condition, this may be funded by the Disabled Students' Allowances. Other financial support is also sometimes available. For more information, please contact the Disability Service.

The support received through DSA depends on your residence status and your individual needs: it is not dependent on income, it is paid on top of other student finance and it does not have to be repaid. 

Once you have received confirmation of eligibility for DSA from your funding body, you will be asked to book an appointment for a needs assessment at an Assessment Centre. There is an NNAC (National Network of Assessment Centres) Assessment Centre located at Lancaster University (a member of the National Network of Assessment Centres, NNAC) or you can use the DSA-QAG website postcode finder to help you locate your nearest Assessment Centre.

Further information about the assessment process is available on the Assessment Centre website.