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This note gives a brief overview of the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and outlines proposed changes to the grant; the changes will apply to all full-time, full-time distance learning, part-time and postgraduate students applying for a DSA for the first time on or after 1 September 2015. The DSA is available to eligible English domiciled students studying at UK higher education institutions.

On 6 June 2014 the NUS organised a day of action to protest about the changes.

The note sets out areas of concern and includes debate and comment on the proposals.


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