BIS update on DSAs

DSA Update email from Ruth Hannant and Polly Payne (BIS), 11th March 2015 “The Government is determined that anyone with the aspiration and ability can go onto higher education regardless of any disability It is important that as wide a consensus as possible is built on the role of Disabled Students’ Allowances.  The Government has […]




Consultation on DSAs draft guidance is extended

On Jan 28th BIS announced that they have extended the deadline for DSA stakeholders to submit comments on 2015/16 Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) guidance until 20th February 2015, due to errors on the practitioners pages of the SLC website. More information on the consultation is available on the SLC’s BIS draft guidance webpages.    




Student Loans Company issues information on changes to DSAs

Today the Student Loan Company released further information on ‘Proposed changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances  in England for the 2015 – 2016 academic year, and 2016 – 2017 academic year‘. This includes specific details around issues such as funding towards computers, printers, consumables and so forth. The information is given alongside references back to the 2015/16 […]




Written Answers to Parliamentary Questions on DSAs: 30th Oct 2014

On the 30th October, Universities Minister Greg Clark responded to a growing set of parliamentary questions put to the Government on a range of issues relating to Disabled Students Allowances. Links to source material are numbered for accessibility purposes only. 1. Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Students: Disability (30 Oct 2014) Barry Sheerman: […]




Student Loans Company FOI request receives formal response

On the 9th October, the Student Loans Company responded to an FOI request entitled ‘Disabled Students’ Allowances – HEI arrangements with NMG suppliers’ made by Dexter Johnstone on September 17th. The original request states: “Please publish the results of the exercise you carried out between April and June 2013 to clarify arrangements for the provision of Non-Medical Helpers (NMH) […]




FoI request made to SLC on changes to assessment of DSA eligibility

On June 29th, Amanda Kent issued a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the Student Loans Company (SLC) entitled ‘SLC impact assessment on changes to DSA eligibility, and the current protocols and procedures for assessing DSA eligibility’. This FoI request calls for information on two areas: Equality Analysis (Impact Assessment) conducted by the SLC in relation to the […]