Information on funding
Higher Education students with a Specific Learning Difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia may be eligible for funding via the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). These grants can help pay for specialist tuition and equipment needed for studying, and are available for full- and part-time undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
In order to apply for DSA funding, a full diagnostic assessment report needs to be submitted with form DSA1. Once your application is processed, if you qualify for funding, a Needs Assessment will take place to establish the level of finance and support available to you.
You do not need to wait until a University place has been offered – you can apply at the same time as applying for University.
Adults in work with a Specific Learning Difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia may be eligible for funding via Access to Work. Whether you are employed or self-employed, funding is available to cover the cost of tuition or equipment to help you in your workplace.
To apply for Access to Work funding contact your local Access to Work centre. You will be sent an application form, which needs to be returned with a full diagnostic assessment report, stating your eligibility. If you qualify for funding, a Workplace Needs Assessment will then take place to determine the type and level of support required to enable you to carry out your work.