We offer a tailored assessment specifically for reports to submit to educational institutions and Student Finance England for the purpose of Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) assessments.
Our assessment model, involving both Practitioner and Assistant Psychologists, is flexible and modular. Our reports include standardised diagnoses according to DSM-5 criteria, analysis of any impairment in relation to the Equality Act and appropriate support recommendations. Accordingly, we have a near zero rate of queries from Student Finance England for DSA applications or from the JCQ for AA, and a near zero rate of clarifications required by the student or the institution.
As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability, including a:
- long-term health condition
- mental health condition
- specific learning difficulty, eg dyslexia
You must also:
- be an undergraduate or postgraduate student (including Open University or distance learning)
- have a condition that affects your ability to study
- qualify for student finance from Student Finance England
- be studying on a course that lasts at least a year
Who isn’t eligible?
You can’t get DSAs from Student Finance England if you’re:
- an EU student
- eligible for an NHS Disabled Students’ Allowance (this is a separate scheme)
- getting equivalent support from another funding source, eg from your university or a social work bursary
Proving you’re eligible:
- You won’t automatically get DSAs - you need proof of your eligibility