Complete one of these forms
- DSASL- if you're applying for DSAs and other student
- DSA1F - if you're only applying for DSAs or you're a part-time,
postgraduate or distance learning student
You'll need to send proof of your disability or condition with
your application, this can be a letter from your doctor or
If you have a specific learning difficulty (like dyslexia), the
proof you need is known as a 'post 16 diagnostic report'. You need
to get this report from a chartered or practitioner
or a specialist teacher holding a current Assessment Practising
Find out what equipment and support you need
If you are eligible for DSAs, SFE will write to you, asking you to
arrange a Needs Assessment for equipment and support, after you
attend you'llreceive a report listing equipment and other support
you may need for your course. Student Finance England will also get
a copy of this report.
Get your equipment and support
Once SFE have received your Needs Assessment Report, they'll send
you an agreement letter, listing the equipment and other support
your DSAs will cover. There will also be instructions about how to
order your equipment or arrange other support.
If you have any additional costs (apart from equipment and
support), you can claim these back. You'll have to fill in the DSA
expenses claim form and send it to Student Finance England along
with your receipts. The DSA expenses claim form for 2012/13
will be available in October 2012.
If you're an Open University (OU) student, you
should apply directly to the OU for Disabled Students'