Disabled students' allowance

The Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) is a government grant that helps to cover the extra costs you may have as a direct result of your disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty.

It is a grant, not a loan, and does not have to be paid back. The DSA is designed to fund additional support costs for learning. For students with specific learning difficulties, the DSA will not normally pay for other expenses, such as travel or accommodation.

Find out more information about the DSA and how to apply.