Evaluation of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

Evaluation of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

Please click here to view the findings on the effectiveness of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). This includes the application experience and support given to students. 

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