How to apply
How you apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) depends on whether you’re studying full-time or part-time.
If you’ve already applied for student finance
Sign in to your student finance account to start your DSA application.
The application for DSA should be on your ‘to-do list’ if you chose DSA in your application for other support. If it is not, select ‘change your circumstances’ to apply.
If you do not have an online account because you applied for student finance by post, fill in a student finance form (form DSA1).
If you have not applied for student finance
You can apply for DSA when you apply for student finance online.
If you do not need student finance, you can fill in a student finance form (form DSA1) to apply just for DSA.
You cannot apply for student finance online once you’ve applied for DSA.
Fill in a student finance form (form DSA1) to apply for DSA.
If you’re already getting DSA
Fill in a student finance form (form DSA1) to claim back your expenses.
How long it takes
You’ll get confirmation of whether your application is successful within 6 weeks.
It can take up to 14 weeks to get your DSA support in place as this is done separately.