Student Finance

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DSA England

Full details of applying for the DSA >


DSA Scotland

Full details of applying for the DSA from SAAS if you live in Scotland >


DSA Wales

DSA processes in Wales are under review but details are available here >


Proposed changes to DSA

7 April: original ministerial statement by David Willetts

10 July: BIS issue clarification on changes to DSA

8 July: LabourList about last week’s debate from Liam Byrne

Westminster Debate

2 July Julian Huppert MP for Cambridge takes students’ fears on DSA changes to governmentofficial transcript

Unity Law a disability discrimination specialist law firm in Sheffield have written a blogpost about the DSA changes

NNAC have put a DSA timeline up on their WIKI detailing the all the changes over the years

25 June: Letter from Matthew Hilton, Director of Higher Education at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, updating on Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).

12 June: Parliamentary Note A brief overview of the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and outlines proposed changes to the grant; the changes will apply to all full-time, full-time distance learning, part-time and postgraduate students applying for a DSA for the first time on or after 1 September 2015. The DSA is available to eligible English domiciled students studying at UK higher education institutions.

Blog set up by Dr Sarah Lewthwaite to document the changes and disucssions on DSA >

Blog detailing how to lobby your MP with case study >