Disabled Students' Allowances

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

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

When to apply  When you should submit your application for DSAs.

Application forms 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 DSAs.

If you want to know more about applying for DSAs, Disability Rights UK have a lot of information on their Applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) factsheet.

Did you know?

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

If you are not eligible for DSAs, you may still be able to receive funded support. Register with LSDMH and discuss your needs with your keyworker.