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DSA Refund Grants

Students who receive Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and wish to buy a computer using their allowance are required to pay for the first £200 of the cost of a computer themselves.

The University has decided to offer financial assistance to help you with this cost. Once you have bought your computer, you can use this form to request a £200 non-repayable one-off University grant to be paid to you to help with this cost

How do I apply?

You will need to complete this application in full and provide supporting evidence of your DSA funding. The application form will tell you what evidence you need to provide. You will need to email your application and your evidence to We accept both digital scans and photos of evidence. We will not process your application if you do not send us all the required evidence. Our average application processing time is 4 working weeks.

Please note - new students who are due to join us in September 2020 are unable to apply for the DSA Refund Grant until they have fully enrolled on to their course, and have started their studies with us. Continuing students who were registered with us in the 2019/20 academic year can still apply for the DSA Refund Grant, and do not need to wait until they have re-enrolled. 

Who can apply?

You must be receiving Disabled Students’ Allowance through Student Finance or an NHS bursary, and have been recommended a computer as part of your assessment. You must also be fully enrolled at the University and be attending your course during the 19/20 academic year.

What supporting evidence do I need to provide?

We need to see evidence of your DSA funding, your Student Finance or NHS bursary and proof of purchase of a laptop or computer.

What happens if I don’t provide all the requested evidence?

Then we will not be able to process your application. Make sure you check you have submitted the correct documents, as otherwise your application will be delayed.

How long will it take to assess my application?

Our average application processing time is 4 working weeks from the time and date it is received. If we need further evidence from you, this may take longer.

DSA Refund Grant Application Form

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