Disabled Students' Allowance for Full and Part-Time Students

Disabled Students' Allowance for Full and Part-Time Students

 

DISABLED STUDENTS' ALLOWANCE

DSAs are grants to help pay the extra essential costs you may have as a direct result of your disability including a mental-health condition, or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. You don’t have to pay these back.

DSAs can help with the cost of specialist tuition or mentoring to support your studies, items of specialist equipment, travel and other study-related costs.

If you’re applying for DSAs for the first time and your diagnostic assessment recommends that you need a computer you’ll be required to make a personal contribution of £200 towards its purchase. Eligible students can apply for help with this contribution from the University’s Hardship Fund, the Access to Learning Fund.

DSAs may be applied for through Student Finance England. For information on eligibility see the Guide: Extra Help - Disabled Students’ Allowances 2017/18, available to view or download from the link to the left of this page.

Applications can be made at any time before or during your course but you are advised to apply as early as possible and how much you get does not depend on your income or that of your family.

Contact the University of Worcester’s Disability and Dyslexia Advisers through firstpoint for help and advice concerning your eligibility, application and support whilst studying.