Findings on the effectiveness of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). Includes the application experience and support given to students.


Evaluation of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-986-9, DFE-RR884PDF, 1.28MB, 111 pages


This report evaluates:

  • if Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) reduce barriers to learning
  • students’ experiences of DSAs
  • the effectiveness of DSA support for students
  • the effects of recent DSA funding changes

It used a 3-stage methodology, including:

  • qualitative case study visits to 8 higher education providers (HEPs)
  • an online survey with 1,773 students
  • follow up interviews with 50 students who completed the survey

Published 17 January 2019