Disabled Students' Allowances

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are designed to help pay for extra costs you may face as a direct result of studying with a disability, a mental health difficulty, a specific learning difficulty like dyslexia or an autistic spectrum disorder such as Asperger's syndrome.

Who can apply
Find out if you are eligible to apply for a DSA.

When to apply
When you should submit your application for a DSA.

Application form and how to apply
Application forms for DSAs and where to send them.

What can DSAs pay for?
Examples of the support or equipment which DSAs can cover.

What happens next?
What to expect once you've submitted your application for a DSA.

Students looking at a form


To find out about more about applying for the DSAs, visit the GOV.UK website.

Did you know?

DSAs are not means-tested, so your parents' income will not be taken into account. Getting DSAs will not affect any other benefits you receive.