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Applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

Disability Rights UK Factsheet F18

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1. Introduction
2. Who can get DSAs?
3. Which courses are designated for DSAs?
4. What are the four allowances?

5. How much DSA can I get?
6. How do I apply?
7. Further questions
8. Administration of DSAs
9. Other funding
10. Further information

1. Introduction

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and are studying in higher education, you may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). These allowances cover extra disability-related costs or expenses you have while studying.

There are four allowances to cover different areas of need.

  • Specialist equipment allowance
  • Non-medical helper’s allowance
  • General and other expenditure allowance
  • Travel costs.

DSAs are not paid in set amounts because they depend on what you need. Payments cover the cost of specific items of equipment, specific support worker costs, and so on. Apart from travel, there are maximum amounts for each allowance.

DSAs are not intended to pay for disability-related costs that you would have whether you were a student or not, such as personal care support or study costs that every student might have.

Awarding authorities

Depending on where you currently live, you should apply to one of the following agencies for your DSAs:

  • In England apply to Student Finance England. You can apply at the same time as making your online UCAS application. For NHS-funded courses, you need to apply to NHS Student Bursaries for your DSAs.
  • In Wales apply to Student Finance Wales, or NHS Wales Student Awards Unit for NHS funded courses.
  • In Scotland apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for any course.
  • In Northern Ireland apply to Student Finance England or your local Education and Library Board (ELB). For NHS-funded courses contact the Bursary Administration Unit.

2. Who can get DSAs?

DSAs are available to students on designated higher education courses who are ordinarily resident in the UK.

Are DSAs means tested?
No. Eligibility for DSAs does not depend on your income or the income of your family.

What if I have studied before?
You can qualify for DSAs even if you have already taken a course of higher education. There are no ‘previous study’ restrictions. However, the amount you get may depend on what you received before. For example, you may already have equipment from a previous DSA allowance.

I am being seconded (my employer is sending me on the course instead of my usual job).Am I eligible for DSAs? If you have been seconded by your employer for your study, you can apply for DSAs from your awarding authority.

Are DSAs available to international students?
DSAs are only available to students who are ordinarily resident in the UK. If you’re ordinarily resident in another country then you will not qualify for DSAs. This applies even if you’re a European Union (EU) resident and can get help with your tuition fees.

3. Which courses are designated for DSAs?

Undergraduate courses
You can apply for DSAs if you attend a publicly-funded full-time or part-time higher education course in the UK. This includes:

  • a first or Bachelor’s degree
  • an undergraduate Master’s degree
  • a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ 4 or 5) linked with a degree
  • a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • most foundation degrees

 DSAs are also available for sandwich courses, but you will not be eligible for them when you’re on a full-year paid placement.

Nursing, midwifery and other professions allied to medicine These study programmes are funded by the National Health Service (NHS). Most degree and diploma students qualify for a bursary, for which you need to apply to the appropriate NHS awarding body. DSAs are available as part of your bursary which you apply for through your university or training institution. The university will provide the NHS awarding body with confirmation of your place on the course. You will then get a bursary application pack, including details of how to apply for DSAs.

To apply for DSAs, you must also send in evidence of your impairment. The NHS advises students to let the university know about their disability as soon as possible so that they can make sure appropriate support is in place.

If you have been seconded by your employer to do an NHS-funded course, you won’t get DSAs from the NHS. This is because you’re not eligible for the bursary they’re connected to. You should instead contact your awarding authority to apply for DSAs and explain that you’re a seconded student.

Part-time courses
Part-time students are eligible for DSAs as long as it is a designated course and they are studying at least 25% of the full-time equivalent.  

Postgraduate courses
Postgraduate study includes research and taught Masters’, doctorates, postgraduate diplomas and certificates. Most postgraduate DSAs are different to undergraduate DSAs as there is just one allowance to cover all costs. However in Scotland postgraduate DSAs are set at the same rate as for undergraduates. DSA amounts also vary for research council funding and for certain programmes like teaching (see below). 

As with undergraduates, part-time students must not exceed twice the time period normally needed to complete full-time study for the course.

If you’re from Northern Ireland and get a studentship or bursary from the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL), you may be eligible for DSAs from the department. You’re also eligible for DSAs if you get a discretionary award from your Education and Library Board (ELB) for postgraduate study.

If you get a research council award, such as a studentship, you’re eligible for the DSAs administered by your research council. They usually award DSAs in the same way as the undergraduate scheme, and their DSA rates are similar.

If you’re undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), you’re eligible for the undergraduate student support package including the undergraduate DSA rates.

For postgraduate social work courses, if you get a bursary from the NHS Business Services Authority, Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or the Care Council for Wales (CCW), you can apply for DSAs connected to that bursary.

If you’re doing a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) you qualify for DSA support. If you’re studying either of these at a private institution, you may still be able to apply for DSAs. Student Finance England or Student Finance Wales can tell you if the university you’re attending is designated for DSA support.

Open or distance learning courses
DSAs are available to part-time students doing open or distance learning. You will be eligible for DSAs as long as it is a designated course and you’re studying at least 25% of the full-time equivalent. If you’re studying with the Open University (OU), you should apply directly to the OU for DSA support, unless you live in Scotland when you should still apply to SAAS. You can get more information at www.open.ac.uk/dsa.

HE courses funded by the European Social Fund (ESF)
Students who get ESF payments qualify for DSAs and you should apply to your awarding authority for disability support.

4. What are the four allowances?

Specialist equipment allowance
This allowance is for items of specialist equipment you need to take part in your study programme and benefit fully from it. You may need:

  • a computer
  • specialist software, such as voice recognition, mind mapping or screen reading software
  • digital recorders
  • specialist furniture, such as a chair, table or back support
  • repairs, insurance or extended warranty for the equipment
  • training in the use of specialist equipment.

Any equipment bought with the allowance belongs to you. You don’t have to return it when you finish your course. Normally the awarding authority orders and pays for the equipment on your behalf and delivers it to you. Any repairs or warranty costs you have should also be met by the DSA. If you want a higher specification computer than the one recommended by your assessor, you may be allowed to pay the additional cost yourself, as long as it is compatible with any specialist software you need. DSA payments to equipment suppliers can be made before the term starts to give you time to get used to using new equipment.

If your equipment needs change during your course, you can make additional claims, as long as you stay within the maximum amount. Towards the end of your studies, your awarding authority is likely to be cautious about buying big items of equipment. They may ask you to consider alternative arrangements, such as leasing equipment or using human support instead.

Non-medical helper’s allowance
This allowance is for any personal assistance you need to benefit fully from your course. As payments are usually for helpers’ wages or costs, they’re generally made in regular instalments, such as once a semester. You may have to keep time sheets and pay records. This allowance is not intended to pay for the non-medical helper’s personal expenses such as their accommodation.

Examples of study support include:

  • sign language interpreters
  • notetakers
  • social mentors
  • mobility enablers.

Specialist tuition: If you need specialist tutorial support that is specifically related to your disability, for example study skills support for dyslexic students, you may be able to claim the costs from this allowance. The awarding authority may want confirmation that the help you get is not additional tuition in your academic subject or study support that any student may need whether they’re disabled or not.

Care and daily living needs: DSAs don’t pay for the costs of help that you would need whether you’re a student or not. If you need personal assistance on a daily basis, for example, getting dressed, you should be able to get help through your local social services or social work department.

If you already have a care package, you’re allowed to take it with you, including if you go away to university outside of your local area.

General and other expenditure allowance
This allowance is intended to cover any additional costs not covered by the other allowances, for example, extra books or photocopying. It can also be used to 'top up' the specialist equipment and non-medical helper's allowances

Travel costs
This allowance is for additional travel costs related to your disability. You may have to fund a set amount of travel costs yourself from a student loan or grant. For full-time students the set amount is £303 and is part of the maintenance loan. The Disabled Students' Allowance can pay for the difference between this amount (or travel costs you would have if you were not disabled) and your actual travel costs. There is no maximum limit.

In Scotland there are no DSAs for travel. However, you may be able to claim extra disability-related travel costs from the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).  You should write to SAAS to make a claim, preferably at the same time as you send in your application for the DSAs.  You must send SAAS proof of your disability (if you have not already done so) and give details of the additional costs.  SAAS may also consider making a 50% advance payment of normal travel costs in certain circumstances.

5. How much DSA can I get?

The maximum DSA amounts you can get depend on your study programme and your individual needs.  

Full-time undergraduate study 

Maximum amounts for 2014/2015

  • Specialist equipment allowance: up to £5,212 for the whole of your course
  • Non-medical helper’s allowance: up to £20,725 per year of your study.
  • Other expenditure allowance: up to £1,741 per year of your study.
  • Travel: extra travel costs you have to pay because of your disability and not normally for everyday travel cost. No maximum limit.

Part-time undergraduate study

Maximum amounts for 2014/2015

  • Specialist equipment allowance: up to £5,212 for the whole of your course
  • Non-medical helper’s allowance: up to £15,543 per year. It is awarded pro-rata, for example, if the course is 50% of the full-time equivalent, the maximum DSA is £10,362.
  • Other expenditure allowance: up to £1,305 per year. It is awarded pro-rata, for example, if the course is 50% of the full-time equivalent, the maximum DSA is £870.
  • Travel: extra travel costs you have to pay because of disability and not normally for everyday travel cost. No maximum limit.

In England and Wales, students on part-time Initial Teacher Training courses qualify for the full student loan and the other support normally available to full-time students.

Postgraduate study

  • In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the maximum amount for 2014/2015 is £10,362 per year. This covers all components.
  • In Scotland, DSAs are available at the undergraduate rates.
  • PGCE and other ITT courses are eligible for DSAs at the undergraduate rates.
  • Most research council funded study includes DSAs at the undergraduate rates.

Open and distance learning

  • The maximum amounts are the same as for part-time undergraduate students. 

Disabled students with high support costs, for example, hearing or visually impaired students, may find that DSAs are not enough to cover all their support needs. Under the Equality Act, universities have a legal duty to support students who need extra services and support. The university disability co-ordinator will be able to help you, although they might not be able to meet the full cost. You may have to apply for additional funding from other sources, such as charitable trusts. Disability Rights UK’s information booklet Funding from charitable trusts lists some places you can apply to for extra funding.  

6. How do I apply?

Where to apply 

Depending on where you currently live, you should apply to one of the following agencies for DSAs:

  • In England apply to Student Finance England. You can apply at the same time as making your online UCAS application. For NHS-funded courses, you need to apply to NHS Student Bursaries for your DSAs.
  • In Wales apply to Student Finance Wales, or NHS Wales Student Awards Unit for NHS funded courses.
  • In Scotland apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for any course.
  • In Northern Ireland apply to Student Finance England or your local Education and Library Board (ELB). For NHS-funded courses contact the Bursary Administration Unit.

This does not apply to NHS-seconded students, who should check with their awarding authority if they’re eligible for this support.

See the Further Information section of this booklet for details on how to contact awarding authorities and bodies.

For postgraduate study:

  • an awarding authority (depending on your course)
  • Research council (if you get bursary funding from them)

See Disability Rights UK’s information Factsheet F52 - postgraduate education for disabled students for further information and the contact details of postgraduate study awarding bodies, such as research councils.

How to apply
Once you have decided to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances, there are several steps before you receive your equipment and support. At certain points you will need to take an active role in the process. This will be explained to you in letters from the Student Loans Company. It’s a good idea to apply early in the year so that you have time to respond to the letters and emails before the summer holidays.

If you ticked the Disabled Students’ Allowances box on your student loan application, you will receive a DSA1 application form with your basic details already filled in. Otherwise you can download the form from the Student Finance or SAAS website. You will need to complete the form and send any additional information asked for. This will include evidence of your disability. If you have a health related disability, this might be a letter from your doctor or consultant.

If you have a specific learning disability such as dyslexia you will need to send your dyslexia diagnostic assessment – which tells you about your own learning profile. The assessment needs to have been carried out after your 16th birthday by a chartered psychologist or specialist teacher holding a current Assessment Practising Certificate.

Once you have sent the form and evidence of your disability, Student Finance will write and/or email you to confirm that you are eligible for DSAs. If you have ticked the ‘consent to share’ box, a copy will be sent to Disability Services at your first choice university or college.

Needs assessment
The letter from Student Finance will tell you about the next step – which is to have a needs assessment. Many students worry about what this involves, especially if they had an assessment at school or through the health service where their voice wasn’t listened to or which only focused on what they couldn’t do. However, the needs assessment for DSAs is not like this at all. Its purpose is to make sure you have the best possible opportunity in higher education to show your abilities, make good progress and achieve your goals.

The needs assessor will sit down with you, discuss your course and identify areas where you might benefit from using, for example, computer technology or someone to help you take notes. Assessors are experienced in the range of equipment and human support that’s available and will help you decide what’s best. They will then write a report and send it to Student Finance, and they’ll send you a copy as well if you wish.

Making an appointment
There are assessment centres across the country that offer specialist needs assessment services for students going into higher education. You will need to choose one and make an appointment to visit. Alternative arrangements can be made if travel is an issue. Most students can find an assessment centre that is either near home or their preferred university – it’s your choice where to go.

All assessment centres have to meet quality standards and the organisation that sets and checks these standards is called DSA-QAG. The Student Loans Company will direct you to the DSA-QAG website where you can find an up to date list of access centres. Click on ‘Search for Assessment/Outreach Centres’ and then search your preferred location to see the centres listed.

You will need to phone or email the centre for an appointment. If you don’t make an appointment and you don’t have a needs assessment, the Student Loans Company cannot process your DSA application. Nothing will happen until you take this step.

Getting support in place
Once Student Finance receive the assessor’s report, they will write to you to confirm your entitlement and advise you how to order any recommended equipment. They will also recommend that you contact the disability officer at your first choice university to organise personal support such as one-to-one dyslexia support or a notetaker.

These steps need to be completed to get your support in place for the beginning of your first term. If you leave it late, you may find it difficult to get a convenient appointment. You can ask the Student Loans Company or your first choice university for advice at any time. They are aware that it may seem a bit daunting and are very experienced in helping students through the process. 

7. Further questions

What support should my college or university provide?
DSAs can’t be used to pay for support that the university should be providing. They’re not available for standard academic tuition or counselling services, which your university or college should provide. The university should meet the costs of flexible arrangements made for the curriculum or exams, such as providing materials in alternative formats, although a helper or item of equipment used in exams can be funded by DSAs.

Universities and colleges are expected to make reasonable adjustments and provisions for disabled students. This is particularly in areas that the DSAs don’t cover, such as improving access to the curriculum and signs around the campus. See Disability Rights UK’s Factsheet F56 - understanding the equality act: information for disabled students.

What if my needs change during my study?
You can apply for help to meet costs throughout your course up to the maximum amount of each allowance. If your needs change and you need further equipment or support, you must have a re-assessment.

What if I already have some of what I need?
When assessing your needs, awarding bodies may take into account what support you have already received, especially if you got equipment though DSAs on a previous course. Any new equipment or software must be compatible with what you have already.

You can’t use DSAs to reimburse you for something you have already bought yourself.

Will DSAs affect my welfare benefits?
No. DSAs are only for specific study related expenses. They don’t count as funding for daily living costs. DSAs are completely ignored when deciding if you qualify for means-tested welfare benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

What if I am moving away from home?
If you’re moving away from home for the first time, any support you got from your family, such as returning library books, will no longer be available. You may need to arrange for someone else to help you, perhaps using money from the non-medical helper’s allowance. If you need specialist equipment for use at home, like a bed support board, then you will have to decide whether to leave it at home for use during vacations. You may then need to buy another one to use at university.

What if I am repeating periods of study?
Your awarding authority may agree to continue making DSA payments if, for reasons related to your disability, you have to repeat or extend your study in order to complete it. You should contact your awarding authority as early as possible about this.

What happens if I transfer to another course?
It should be possible for you to transfer your DSA support to another course, even at a different university. Changing course or university may mean that you need to have slightly different support in place, so you may have to have a top-up needs assessment. Contact your awarding authority for advice.

What happens if I leave my course early?  
If you leave your course, you should tell your awarding authority straight away. DSAs can’t be paid after you have left your course.

8. Administration of DSAs

Payments
Student Finance England may pay the DSAs to you, or direct to a helper or equipment supplier. If the DSAs are paid directly to you, you must provide proof of expenditure to your awarding authority. If you don’t provide this, they may stop future payments or ask for the money back.

In Scotland, SAAS are responsible for payment of DSAs. If you agree in writing, SAAS can make payments direct to suppliers or service providers.

In Northern Ireland, the Education and Library Boards administer DSA payments. Each ELB has its own DSA Officer who is responsible for administering all the DSA applications and payments.

The equipment allowance is usually given to the supplier, who will then give you the equipment. You can usually get equipment before your course starts if you need time to get used to using it.

Depending on who administers the personal support, the non-medical helper’s allowance can be paid directly to you or to the university or an agency. Universities often have a register of support workers who they employ through the DSA. Students are normally advised not to directly employ non-medical helpers themselves, because of the extra burden of paying tax and national insurance. However, you can employ your own support worker if you want to.

If you’re frequently making large payments, to a support worker for example, the awarding authority may make provisional payments in advance and ask for evidence afterwards that the service was provided. Payments for regular costs such as recording services, books or stationery may be made in instalments, and you will probably need to keep and send in receipts.

If the DSAs are not arranged in time for the start of term, ask the disability officer or other staff at your university about temporary arrangements. They may be able to:

  • put support in place at the university’s expense and then reclaim the money from the DSA
  • make a loan payment from the Access to Learning or Hardship Fund until your DSA is paid
  • lend the equipment or make available the support you need
  • explain to academic staff that you don’t have your support in place yet.

Appeals and complaints
Appeals should be made to the relevant awarding bodies. You may want to get advice from your university before doing this. See Disability Rights UK’s Factsheet F47 - making a complaint.  

9. Other funding

For general information on funding in higher education, such as grants, loans and bursaries, see Disability Rights UK’s Factsheet F33 - funding higher education for disabled students .

You may qualify for benefits, or be already receiving them. The Disability Rights UK student helpline can give you information on applying for Housing Benefit and what happens if you are claiming ESA.

The Access to Learning or Hardship Fund at your college or university can pay towards initial diagnostic assessments of dyslexia.

If you have additional disability costs that have not been covered by Disabled Students' Allowances or you don’t qualify for DSAs, then you may be able to get funding from charitable trusts. See Disability Rights UK’s Factsheet F25 - funding from charitable trusts.

10. Further information

Disability Rights UK Student Helpline

For further information on the above and the support that is available for disabled students, please contact the Disabled Students Helpline:

Tel: 0800 328 5050

Tues 11.30am-1.30pm & Thurs 1.30pm-3.30pm

Email: students@disabilityrightsuk.org

The helpline provides free information and advice to disabled students in England, their parents, carers and key advisers about opportunities in post-16 education and training. This includes further and higher education and apprenticeships. We also provide general information on the Equality Act as it applies to education and give advice on UK students' entitlement to welfare benefits.

We produce a range of factsheets covering these subjects and frequently asked questions which you can access through the education section of our website at www.disabilityrightsuk.org.

Information factsheets

All our factsheets are free to download on our website at www.disabilityrightsuk.org.

Disability Rights UK produces a range of information booklets. The following are particularly relevant to higher education:

  • Adjustments for disabled students
  • Funding from charitable trusts
  • Funding higher education for disabled students
  • Making a complaint
  • Telling people about your disability

Into Higher Education 2014

Into Higher Education is a free colour guide produced by Disability Rights UK for disabled people. It answers common questions and gives disabled students the information they need to make the right choices, including the funding changes since 2012, how to choose a course, disability support services in higher education and the benefits of telling people about your disability.

The guide also includes six inspiring profiles written by disabled people about their experiences of university and it has a useful resources section.

Student Finance England resources

  • A quick guide to Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) - what, when and how to apply
  • Bridging the Gap – A guide to the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) in higher education
  • A guide to financial support for new full-time higher education students
  • A guide to student finance for new part-time students in higher education
  • Childcare Grant and other support for full-time student parents in higher education
  • DSAs information films – videos featuring advice from Student Finance England’s DSAs team and first-hand accounts from students. The three films cover ‘Are DSAs for me?’, ‘How can DSAs help?’ and ‘5 Steps to apply’.

 ‘DSAs - the complete story’ is a longer version (about 11 minutes) combining all three films that would be more suited to a classroom environment. Each film has accessibility options including a sign language function and interactive transcripts.

Useful contacts

Department for Education (DfE)
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3PT

Tel: 0370 000 2288
Tel Student Support (UK): 0845 300 5090
Tel Student Support (EU): 0141 243 3570

Publications Tel: 0845 602 2260
Minicom: 18001 0370 000 2288

Fax: 01928 794 248
Website: www.education.gov.uk

Web contact form: www.education.gov.uk/help/contactus

Disabled Students' Allowances Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG)
Centrum House
Second Floor
38 Queens Street
Glasgow G1 3DX

Tel: 0141 548 8006
Fax: 0141 548 8001

Email: administration@dsa-qag.org.uk
Website: www.dsa-qag.org.uk

Provides students with a database of registered assessment centres offering needs assessments for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). They also have information about university disability officers and suppliers of disability equipment.

Lead Scotland
Princes House, 5 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh EH2 4RG

Tel: 0131 228 9441
Minicom: 18001 131 228 9441
Fax: 0131 229 6941
Information service: 0800 999 2568

Email: info@lead.org.uk

Website: www.lead.org.uk

Organisation enabling disabled adults and carers to access inclusive learning opportunities in Scotland. Lead also runs an information and advice service for disabled students in Scotland.

Money Saving Expert
www.moneysavingexpert.com/family

See Students & Schools section for money saving tips. 20 key facts on tuition fees, student loans and grants.

NHS BSA Student Bursaries
NHS Student Bursaries, Ridgway House, Middlebrook, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6PQ

Helpline: 0300 330 1345
Email (general): nhsbsa.sbaccount@nhs.net
Website: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students

Social Work Bursaries, Bridge House, 152 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6SN

Tel: 0300 330 1342

Email: nhsbsa.swbteam@nhs.net

Information on NHS and social work bursaries, payment dates and downloadable application forms.

NHS Student Awards Unit, Wales
2nd Floor, Golate House, 101 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DX

Tel: 029 2026 1495

Administers the NHS bursary and DSAs in Wales.

Open University
DSA office, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6ZN

Tel: 01908 654 136 or 01908 858 938
Minicom: 01908 659 955
Email: DSA-Queries@open.ac.uk

Website: www.open.ac.uk/dsa

The OU administers DSAs for its own students. 

Research Councils UK
www.rcuk.ac.uk

RCUK is a partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils covering medical and biological sciences, astronomy, physics, chemistry and engineering, social sciences, economics, environmental sciences and the arts and humanities. For information about contacting individual Research Councils see the contacts section of the RCUK website.

Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
Gyleview House, 3 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 9HH

Tel: 0300 555 0505
Minicom: 0131 244 5107
Website: www.saas.gov.uk 

Email through the website by selecting an enquiry subject and completing an online form. SAAS is the awarding authority in Scotland.

Student Finance England

Tel: 0845 300 5090
Minicom: 0845 604 4434

Phone line open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm

Website: www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas

Central system for information on financial support and online applications for grants, loans and Disabled Students Allowances’ (DSAs) in England.

Student Finance England also has a facebook app to walk you through the steps to applying at http://apps.facebook.com/financeguide

Student Finance Northern Ireland
Tel: 0845 600 0662
Minicom: 0845 604 4434

Phone line open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm

Website: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

Information on financial support in Northern Ireland and contact details of local Education and Library Boards (ELBs)

Student Finance Wales
Tel: 0845 602 8845
Minicom: 0845 603 1693

Phone line open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Website: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Provides information and administers financial support for HE students in Wales.

Tony Stevens
19 October 2013

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