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Post 16 funding information

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA):

As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability such as a:

  • long-term health condition
  • mental health condition
  • specific learning difficulty, eg dyslexia

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are paid on top of your other student finance. They help you pay the extra costs you may have because of a disability. You do not have to repaid this money because it is not a loan.

How much you get depends on your individual needs - not your household income.

DSAs can help pay for:

  • specialist equipment, eg a computer if you need one because of your disability
  • non-medical helpers
  • extra travel because of your disability
  • other disability-related costs of studying

You could get a new computer if you don’t already have one, or your current one needs to be upgraded to be able to help you do the course work.

DSAs don’t cover the disability-related costs you’d have if you weren’t attending a course, or costs that any student might have.

To find out more about DSA click here Disabled Students Allowance

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