What is a Disabled Students’ Allowance?

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) helps pay for any extra essential costs you may have as a direct result of your disability. This could include a:

  • long-term health condition,
  • mental-health condition, or
  • specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia

DSA doesn't depend on household income – what you can get depends on your own needs. You don’t have to pay these back.