Services for Students

What is the DSA?

What is the DSA?

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) are non means-tested funds to help full and part time home undergraduate and postgraduate students to pay for extra costs they may incur whilst attending their course, as a direct result of their disability, Specific Learning Differences (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD) or long term medical condition, including mental health issues. They are distributed by funding bodies such as the Student Loans Company, postgraduate research councils and the NHS.   

The allowances help with:  

  • The cost of specialist assistive software and equipment 
  • The expense of a non-medical personal helper 
  • Other general costs such as additional printing costs
  • Extra travel costs the student has to pay as a result of their disability


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