Abbreviations and Acronyms

Throughout the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) process, you may encounter some new abbreviations and acronyms. Here are some of the commonly used ones along with their meaning:

AS Autistic Spectrum
AT Assistive Technology
ATSP Assistive Technology Service Provider
CRN Customer Reference Number
DSA 1 Letter sent by the funding body confirming their acceptance of your application for DSA
DSA 2 Letter sent by the funding body confirming their approval of DSA funded support (Notification of Entitlement)
EU Student A student whose home address is in a country which is within the European Union
Home Student A student whose home address is in a country which is within the United Kingdom
MH Mental Health
NA Needs Assessment
NAC Needs Assessment Centre
NAR Needs Assessment Report
NMH Non-medical Help
PG Postgraduate
SAAS Student Awards Agency for Scotland
SFE Student Finance England
SFW Student Finance Wales
SLC Student Loans Company
SpLD Specific Learning Difference
Student Finance NI Student Finance Northern Ireland
UG Undergraduate