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Starting in Higher Education? Or thinking about it?

Thinking about Higher Education?

Some students find that they experience additional difficulties when they are studying. These may be with planning and producing assignments, getting organised and motivated, or accessing learning materials.

If you have a diagnosis of (for instance) dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty, mental health difficulties, a physical or sensory impairment, long term health condition, or an Autistic Spectrum Condition such as Asperger's Syndrome it is very likely you are entitled to get some extra help to make sure these difficulties do not impact on your study.

Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) funding can be spent on computer hardware and software, and all sorts of enabling technologies. It can also be used to fund human support in the form of additional tuition or mentoring to help you reach your potential in Higher Education.

You don't need to wait until you start at university to apply. If you want to make sure you have all the support you need when you get there, the earlier you apply the better.

As soon as you have an offer of a place at university, contact Student Finance England to find out about applying for DSA. If your application is approved they will recommend you have a Needs Assessment. We highly recommend you consider having this done over the summer. Waiting times get very long in September and October - so why not get in first?

Got questions about Disabled Students' Allowance? Contact us or you can read some DSA FAQ’s.

Want to know how DSA could help you while you are at university? Click here!

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