4. How to apply

To apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) send either the:

  • ‘DSA1 full’ form - if you’re only applying for DSA and no other student finance
  • DSA slim’ form - if you’ve already applied for other student finance, eg a Tuition Fee Loan

If you want to apply for student finance, do it before you apply for DSAs.

Application form

Use ‘DSA1 full’ if you’re only applying for DSAs.

Academic year Application form
2015 to 2016 DSA1 - full form (PDF, 282KB)
DSA1 - guidance notes (PDF, 78KB)
2014 to 2015 DSA1 - full form (PDF, 645KB)
DSA1 - guidance notes (PDF, 85KB)

If you’ve already applied for other student finance, use ‘DSA1 slim’ and give your Customer Reference Number (CRN) in the form.

Academic year Application form
2015 to 2016 DSA1 - slim form (PDF, 122KB)
DSA1 - guidance notes (PDF, 78KB)
2014 to 2015 DSA1 - slim form (PDF, 484KB)
DSA1 - guidance notes (PDF, 85KB)

Costs claim form

Use the cost claim form to claim back money you spend during the year on things like photocopying or printer ink cartridges.

Use the claim form for the academic year the expenses relate to.

Academic year Cost claim form
2015 to 2016 Costs claim form (PDF, 57KB)
2014 to 2015 Costs claim form (PDF, 55KB)

Where to send your forms

Student Finance England
PO Box 210
Darlington
DL1 9HJ