Financial support for disabled students

Financial support is available for students who have a temporary disability or who need to be reimbursed for the DSA personal contribution. This page explains how to apply for both types of support.


Temporary Disability

If you require funding to help with additional travel costs to and from the university because of a temporary disability, for example you have a broken leg, then you can apply for financial support to help with your increased costs.

Eligibility

To apply for support with a temporary disability you must:

  • be a registered student
  • be facing additional travel costs because of a temporary disability
  • be able to evidence that your home university will not support you (visiting students only).

How to apply

1. Complete the Temporary Disability application form:

Apply for Temporary Disability

A paper version of the application form is also available:

Paper version - Temporary Disability application form (PDF, 292 kB)

2. Provide the following evidence to support your application:

  • Medical evidence - this should be a document from a medical professional to confirm your temporary disability
  • Evidence of your additional costs - this may be a taxi receipt or quote or additional travel tickets.

You can attach the evidence to your application form, send it to the Financial Support Team by email or post or bring it in in person.

3. You will be notified of the outcome of your application within 15 working days of submitting your complete application form.

Please contact the Financial Support Team for any further information or guidance.


DSA Personal Contribution Reimbursement

If you have paid (or need to pay) the £200 personal contribution towards equipment following a DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowances) assessment you can apply for a reimbursement from the University.

Eligibility

To apply to the scheme, you must:

  • be a registered student
  • be liable to pay the £200 DSA contribution towards your equipment costs.

How to apply

1. Complete the DSA Personal Contribution Reimbursement application form:

Apply for DSA Personal Contribution Reimbursement

A paper version of the form is also available:

Paper version - DSA Personal Contribution Reimbursement application form

2. Provide evidence from your funding provider (this is usually Student Finance or NHS Bursaries Authority) to confirm that you are required to pay the £200 DSA personal contribution.

You can attach the evidence to your application form, send it to the Financial Support Team by email or post or bring it in in person.

3. You will be notified of the outcome of your application within 15 working days of submitting your complete application form.

If you are a continuing student and you apply during the summer vacation we may not be able to process your application until you have registered for the following academic year.

Please contact the Financial Support Team for any further information or guidance.


Help and Advice

If you have any questions about the application process or the information provided on this web-page please contact the Financial Support Team:

If you have difficulty completing either form or need to discuss your financial situation with someone please contact the Student Advice Centre:


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