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Progression into Higher Education (HE)

Disabled Students’ Allowances

The systems in place to support disabled students to study at level 4 and above in an FE college or university are known as Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).  

These are non-repayable grants that assist with the additional costs incurred by disabled students.  

They also apply to those studying HE in an Further Education (FE) environment. DSAs fund a range of support, including assistance with the cost of specialist equipment, travel and non-medical helpers (for example sign language interpreters).

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) Application Form and Process

If you wish to attend a maintained school sixth form, general Further Education College, specialist provision or independent provision, please continue to section how places are allocated.