AbilityNet DSA Services

From Friday 31 March 2023 AbilityNet stopped taking Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) assessment bookings. We also stopped some of our closely related activities and efforts.

AbilityNet previously ran DSA assessments for students and in education settings for many years.

AbilityNet is a charity and we will continue to support disabled people, including those in education, via our free expert resources, our helplineour UK-wide network of Technology Volunteers and My Computer My Way which offers simple 'how to' guides to make your device easier to use.

We also have a free factsheet on how to get support from DSA as a student living with a learning difference, disability, physical or mental health condition.

We will continue to make our Higher Education (HE) Support Checker available, which enables students to find out if they could be eligible for extra support at university due to a health condition or impairment, but please note this will no longer be maintained and updated.

You can find an alternative DSA assessment centre via the GOV.UK website.

Useful contact information

If you have a query, require updates to existing support or for any new support needs (including those related to existing or historic DSA assessments with AbilityNet) please contact your funding body.

Student Finance England

Email: DSA_Team@slc.co.uk

Phone: 0300 100 0607

Student Finance Wales

Email: SFW_DSA_Team@slc.co.uk

Phone: 0300 200 4050

Student Finance Northern Ireland

Contact your local Student Finance NI office, listed on any DSA support letters you have received

NHS Bursaries

Phone: 0300 330 1345

Student Awards Agency Scotland

Email: SAAS_4@gov.scot

Equipment Providers

If you are having any issues with equipment, please contact your equipment provider, who will be listed on your DSA entitlement letter

Useful links

For information and guidance on DSA and the application process we recommend the following links: