The Disabled Students’ Allowance is a non-means tested government grant provided to students with a disability, long term illness or mental health problem, studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. For example thousands of students each year with mental health issues, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, autism, aspergers, hearing impairment, visual impairment and physical disabilities are in receipt of this funding. It is designed to cover some of the extra costs that these students will incur during their time in higher education.
Students can get this allowance on top of their other student finance and it will not need to be repaid.
What can the DSA pay for
Therefore as an approved DSA product, Inspiration 9 can be provided as part of a student’s DSA support package.
Applicants may get a new computer if they do not already have one, or their current one does not meet their study needs. Though they may need to pay the first £200 (based on the regional funding body), which is the minimum cost that any student is likely to incur when buying a computer.
Once their eligibility for the Disabled Student Allowance is confirmed, an applicant is most likely to be asked to go through a needs assessment process.
For specific information on funding policy by region and how to apply, please refer to the following websites:
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