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Disabled Students' Allowances

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are grants to help meet the extra course costs students face because of a disability.

You may get DSAs if you have a disability, ongoing health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty like dyslexia. DSAs can help pay for:

  • specialist equipment you need for studying like computer software
  • non-medical helpers, such as a note-taker or reader
  • extra travel costs you have to pay because of your disability
  • other costs such as photocopying or printer cartridges

You don’t have to pay DSAs back and they’re not counted as income when working out whether you get benefits or Tax Credits.

More information and how to apply go to Disabled Students' Allowance.


This page was last modified: 25/08/2020

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