Disabled Student Allowance

The Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a government grant that helps to cover the extra costs incurred by a higher education student as a direct result of their disability 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.