The Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are government grants for students in higher education
Find out about the DSA award in these easy steps.
If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and studying 30 credit points or more, apply in order to qualify for your DSA.
Apply online, or download a DSA application form (below).
DSA awards in Scotland are dealt with by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS): Tel 0300 555 0505 Fax: 01312 445887 Website http://www.saas.gov.uk. The OU DSA office does not handle applications from students in Scotland; instead you can contact The OU in Scotland office for advice and an application form. To qualify for a DSA you must be studying at least 60 credit points in each academic year (September to October), as well as satisfying residency requirements.
Take part in the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) eligibility quiz to find out if you are eligible for funding. It should take you less than three minutes to complete.
You will need to provide written evidence to support your application.
We advise that you apply as early as possible for a DSA in order to ensure that an award is made and funding allocated in good time for the provision of any support approved for your study.