What are Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)?

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are grants to help pay the extra costs you may have as a direct result of a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, a mental health difficulty, Asperger’s Syndrome or other long term health condition/disability.

The allowances can help with the cost of specialist equipment (such as assistive software) or of having a person to support you whilst studying (e.g. a note-taker or study coach). You do not have to pay DSAs back. They do not cover costs that any student might have and the support you receive depends on your individual needs, not on income.

For a comprehensive guide to DSAs in higher education, go to Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)