Disabled Students Service for Student Finance England

Updates on the service for disabled students in England, including changes to policy and regulations.

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DSAs Online Application Now Available


SLC are pleased to announce that students can now apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances online.

The 2016/17 DSA guidance chapter for new students has been amended


The 2016/17 DSA guidance chapter for new students has been amended to reflect the fact that there is a range of notetaking options for sensory impaired students.

Student Finance England 2016/17 Disabled Students Allowance guidance


The 2016/17 Student Finance England DSAs guidance documents for new and continuing students is now available.

DSA consultation: Government Response (England)


Today, the Minister of State for Universities and Science laid a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) setting out reforms to Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) in England following the recent consultation.

Exclusive arrangements with non-medical help (NMH) suppliers


In March/April 2015 SLC wrote to all institutions with exclusive arrangements with non-medical help (NMH) suppliers asking them to bring these arrangements to an end. Some institutions asked BIS to consider an extension to their existing exemption. To provide institutions with time to introduce any administrative changes necessary before the two quote policy is fully in force, extensions have now been agreed with those institutions that requested an extension.

2014/15 Student Fiance England DSA Applications


SLC has been asked to put in place some interim measures, in order to ensure students applying for DSA support from Student Finance England are being assessed correctly and for the correct academic year.

Student Finance England DSA update - August 2015


Since the last update in December the Student Loans Company (SLC) launched the Student Finance England (SFE) Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) application service for 2015/16. This update provides you with details of the 2015/16 Policy changes fact sheet, Assessment Centre Requests for Medical Evidence and DSA1 Confirmation Emails, the DSA continuing student form and an update from SLC's DSA Stakeholder Consultant

New Conflicts of Interest procedures for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)


It is important that potential conflicts of interest in the administration of DSAs are identified and managed appropriately to ensure that all DSAs suppliers are selected independently of any bias, and based on their suitability for meeting a student’s needs.

Disabled Students’ Allowances – HEI arrangements with Non-Medical Help (NMH) suppliers


Department for Business Innovation and Skills working with the sector on a package of changes to reform the provision of non-medical help for disabled students.

Extra Support Available for new Student Finance England applicants - Apply Now!


For student with a disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, extra help is available in the form of Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs).

Student Finance England DSAs Policy Guidance


Student Finance England DSAs Policy Guidance: Documents for Academic Year 2015/16, new and continuing students now published

Student Finance England Draft DSA Guidance - update


Update on UK Government's consultation for the draft Disabled Students' Allowances guidance for 2015/16.