Value of award
Disabled Students' Allowances are grants available for UK students from the UK government to help meet the extra course costs students can face as a direct result of a disability, specific learning difficulty or mental health condition.
What they can be used for
Disabled Students' Allowances can help pay for:
- specialist equipment you need for studying - for example, computer software
- a non-medical helper, such as a note-taker or reader
- extra travel costs you have to pay because of your disability
Note: You may also like to find out about Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) that can contribute towards any costs associated with disability.
To apply for financial help through Disabled Students' Allowances, both you and your course must meet certain eligibility criteria. It's worth checking these before you make your application.
- If you are a student from England, please visit the Gov.uk website
- If you are a student from Northern Ireland, please visit the Student finance NI website
- If you are a student from Scotland, please visit the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) website
- If you are a student from Wales, please visit the Student Finance Wales website
For more information and advice about Disabled Students’ Allowances speak to one of our Student Wellbeing Advisers (Disability):