All UK students with a disability are eligible to apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance. It is available for full-time, part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate students with disabilities. Distance learning students are also eligible. The Disabled Students’ Allowance helps with costs you incur (as a direct result of your disability) when attending your course. It is not means tested and you do not have to pay it back.

Further information can be obtained from your Local Authority (LA) or the Direct.gov.uk| booklet entitled ‘Bridging the Gap’. Alternatively you can contact the university Disability Service for more information on 01204 903478 or 01204 903803 or disabilityinfo@bolton.ac.uk|.

Page last reviewed and updated April 2017.