The Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a Government grant for UK learners enrolled on higher education courses, both full-time and part-time (if studying at least 50% of a full-time course). The DSA pays for extra costs learners may have whilst studying as a result of their disability or specific learning difficulty.
The allowance can pay for support in the form of equipment and human support, as well as extra travel costs and other course related costs, such as books, photocopying and printing. It is not dependent on the household income.
Who is eligible?
Higher Education Students with a:
- Specific Learning Difficult e.g. Dyslexia
- Physical Disability
- Mental Health Difficulty
- Sensory Disability e.g. Hard of Hearing, Partially Sighted or Blind
- Long term illness e.g. Diabetes, Epilepsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The DSA Assessment Centre located within the Specialist Support Centre (E-block) at our Bridgend Campus provides assessments for learners who are eligible for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). This involves talking to you about your disability and the barriers you experience and then recommending the support strategies and equipment that will allow you to access your education on a level playing field to your peers.
Learners eligible for the DSA are normally requested to attend a Study Strategies Assessment by their Local Authority/Funding Body. The Bridgend Assessment Centre is a registered assessment centre with the Disabled Students’ Allowances Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG) and is a member of the National Network of Assessment Centres (NNAC).
For more information, please contact the team, T: 01656 302561 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org