Disabled Students' Allowances

Department for Education written question – answered on 19th April 2018.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase take-up of disabled student allowances from eligible higher education students.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Higher Education), Minister of State (Education)

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) provide valuable support to eligible disabled students, enabling them to participate in higher education alongside non-disabled students. In 2015/16, the last full year for which data are available, almost 59,000 full-time undergraduate students domiciled in England received DSAs support, with a total expenditure of over £115 million. Information on how to apply for DSAs and what support they offer is freely available on GOV.UK.

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