Funding - Disabled Student's Allowances (DSA)

The Disabled Student's Allowances (DSA) is a non means-tested and non-repayable source of funding available to Home students, intended to help meet the extra disability-related costs incurred while studying at University.

It's important to note that the support you receive from the University is in many ways independent of the support you receive through DSA, and if you choose not to apply for DSA you can still receive support from the University. However, certain types of support (particularly non-medical helper support such as specialist study skills tuition) are likely to be unavailable without the appropriate funding in place.

Feel free to contact us if you have any queries, or find more information directly from your funding body:

Aston Support Fund (£200 DSA laptop student contribution grant)

If you are a full enrolled Undergraduate student, and your DSA confirmation of funding letter includes the purchase of a laptop, you may be awarded a one-off £200 grant to cover your contribution towards the cost of the laptop. See here for further information and eligibility criteria.


There is an additional support fund available for disabled students who are on the Erasmus+ programme at Aston. For further information please contact