DSA - Find Your Way

General Allowance

Some students are awarded a general allowance through the DSA to pay for any costs you have had to pay in connection with your studies due to a reason relating to your disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty. For example:

  • Travel costs
  • Books in Braille
  • Additional costs of university or college accommodation

If you are from England or Wales and have been awarded a taxi allowance, it is possible for the taxi company to set up an account with the Student Loans Company to pay the taxi company directly - this will avoid you having to pay the cost out of your own money. To do so you can ask the taxi company to complete the taxi account request proforma for England or Wales.

If you have been awarded a general allowance you can use the following forms/guidance for reimbursement of any costs you have had to pay. For reimbursement you will need to send details to your funding body, please remember to include your receipts with your claim:

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You'll need to fill in this form.

You should post your claim, with receipts, to:

  • Student Finance England
  • PO Box 210
  • Darlington
  • DL1 9HJ

You'll need to fill in this form.

You should post your claim, with receipts, to:

  • Student Finance Wales
  • PO Box 211
  • Llandudno Junction
  • LL30 9FU

You need to send details of your claim on a covering letter, including your student number, to:

  • Student Awards Agency for Scotland
  • DSA Team
  • Saughton House
  • Broomhouse Drive
  • Edinburgh
  • EH11 3UT

You'll need to fill in this form.

You should post your claim, with receipts, to your Education board using the Education and Library Board Finder.