Welsh Government proposes to amend the Student Support (Wales) Regulations and policy guidance relating to Disabled Students’ Allowances.
Welsh Ministers are committed to the promotion of social mobility and widening access to higher education. This consultation is about the continuation of financial support to disabled students domiciled in Wales undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK.
2. Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are non-means tested, non-repayable grants. The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 20181 and the Education (Student Finance)(Miscellaneous Amendments)(Wales) Regulations 20192 stipulate that DSAs can be awarded to eligible students to cover in full, or as a contribution towards, the additional study-related costs they may face as a direct result of their disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty. This includes the provision of a personalised support worker, the purchase of computers and specialised equipment, and assistance with travel costs as necessary.
Follow the link below to find out more and have your say on the proposed changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances: