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Your DSA

DSA stands for Disabled Students’ Allowances, which is a grant that can help pay for extra support and equipment during Higher Education, for those who need it as a direct result of a disability.

Unlike a student loan, your DSA does not need to be repaid.

Applying for DSA

You should apply for your DSA as soon as you have applied for your Higher Education course, to ensure that you get your support in place for when you start at university. Don’t worry though, you are also able to apply during your course, just give us a call if you have any questions about the application process.

Depending on which funding body you are using you will have to complete an application and will receive a DSA approval letter if you get approved


Applying for your DSA:

You will need to complete an application form and provide medical evidence to support you diagnosis, in order to apply for DSA, through a funding body. You will receive an email or letter letting you know if you have been approved.

As soon as you have this confirmation from your funding body call us on 0113 357 0495 or
email to arrange an assessment!

If you haven’t started you course, don’t worry, you can start the DSA application process as soon as you apply for your course and can even have your assessment before you start. You can then make sure your support is in place as soon as you start-making sure you’re ahead of the game!

If you have any questions on the applications process please contact us or discuss this with the disability team and your college or university.


What your DSA can provide:

  • Depending on your needs, support from your DSA could include:
  • Technology and equipment
  • Assistive software
  • Tuition and training
  • Non-medical helper support
  • Transport solutions
  • General allowances