You can get help with the cost of:
- day-to-day costs of studying that are related to your disability. For example, photocopying costs.
- specialist equipment. For example, a computer or disability-related software. Any equipment bought must have been included in the report from your Study Needs Assessment. If your Study Needs Assessment recommends that you need a computer or laptop, you will have to pay £200 towards it.
- a non-medical helper. For example, a British Sign Language interpreter. This person cannot be a friend or family member.
2021 to 2022 academic year
Full-time and part-time undergraduate students and postgraduate students can get up to £25,000 a year of DSA support.
2020 to 2021 academic year
|Support available||How much you can get||What it can pay for|
|General allowance||Up to £1,954||Day-to-day costs of studying related to your disability|
|Specialist Equipment allowance||Up to £5,849||Helps you get equipment you might need such as a computer or a disability-related software|
|Non-medical helper allowance||Up to £23,258||Helps to pay for the additional costs of a non-medical helper|
|Travel allowance||Unspecified||Helps to cover travel costs relating to study that are needed because of a disability|