How do I access funding?
If you have disclosed a disability to the
university, for example on your UCAS application, you may be
eligible for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) to fund individual
DSA will provide funding for the additional
support you may require during your time at university.
Please note that you are eligible to apply for
DSA even if you are not applying for a student loan and/or if you
are studying part time.
To apply you must access the DSA application
form from your funding body. Your funding body will probably be
either: be the NHS if you are
studying a full time Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy degree
Finance England for all other courses. It is
important to apply for DSA as soon as you receive a conditional
offer from the University as this can be a lengthy
The application form must be sent to your
funding body with an accompanying letter of evidence stating your
condition or difficulty and how it impacts on your daily life. The
letter can be from your Educational Psychologist, GP, Consultant or
Your funding body will advise approval for an
assessment of your individual Study Needs. You will need to book an
assessment at an Access Centre. There is an Access Centre at York
St John University; you can contact the Access Centre on email@example.com.
The assessment is very informal and identifies your individual
needs to ensure you get the best out of your time at