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Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) Computer Equipment Grant

If you have applied for DSA and received the DSA2 Entitlement letter, you can apply to this grant for a non-repayable award of £200 to cover your contribution to the cost of the equipment.

This fund opens for applications on the 10th of October 2022.

Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is support to cover the study-related costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability. Please find full information about the Disabled Students’ Allowance here

Once your eligibility for DSA is confirmed, Student Finance England may ask you to contact an assesement centre to work out what help you need. This grant is for students who have already had this DSA assessment. Following your DSA assessment, you will receive a DSA2 Letter of Entitlement which should include recommendation of a laptop/computer or other equipment.

Eligibility

You must be a current student at the University of Hertfordshire. Your DSA2 Letter of Entitlement should include recommendation of a computer/laptop or equipment. Full eligibility for the fund is outlined in the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) Computer Equipment Grant Criteria .

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Student Funding and Financial Support Team at financial-support@herts.ac.uk.

How to apply

To apply please register online via www.Blackbullion.com with your University of Hertfordshire student email address. Blackbullion is a financial wellbeing platform which can be used to develop learning of financial topics such as budgeting and investing. Full application method is outlined in the Disabled Students' Allowance Computer Equipment Grant Criteria .

Should you require any assistance with your application, the Student Funding and Financial Support (SFFS) team offer one-to-one drop -in sessions. Further information can be found here.

Evidence

The only evidence required is your DSA2 Letter of Entitlement which should include recommendation of a computer/laptop or equipment.

Timeline

It may take up to 4 working weeks for the assessment to be carried out after you have submitted all your evidence.

Receiving an award

If your application is successful, you will receive a £200 non-repayable award. Balance will be paid by BACS into your nominated bank account. It is your responsibility to keep your bank information up to date and correct. If they are not, you may have to wait longer to receive your award. If you are unsure whether the University has your correct bank details, you should check your student record or contact Place2Pay at payus@herts.ac.uk.

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