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Disabled Students' Allowances

The Sheffield College promotes inclusion at every level and we are dedicated to ensuring that all students have the support they need in order to succeed at college.

Disabled Students' Allowances

Applying for DSA

Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) enables learners with disabilities and long-term health conditions to access support in a variety of ways, tailored to their needs in order to give them the best support possible.

About Disabled Students' Allowances

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are designed to help with extra costs you may face as a direct result of studying with a disability, a long-term illness, a mental health condition, a specific learning difficulty like dyslexia or an autistic spectrum condition such as Asperger's syndrome.

At present, DASs are only available for students studying on higher education/university level courses.

DSAs are not means-tested, so yours or your parents' income will not be taken into account. Getting DSAs will not affect any other benefits you receive.

You can use DSAs to support you with things like specialist equipment, travel costs or non-medical helpers. Please click on the link above for information about, eligibility and how to apply. 

Further information

For further information or guidance regarding Disabled Students' Allowances, please contact our DSA Coordinator:

Charlotte Hope