To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students of each type of main disability are in receipt of disabled students' allowances.
12 June 2014
Information on students awarded and paid Disabled Students' Allowance is published annually by Student Loans Company (SLC) in the Statistical First Release ‘Student Support for Higher Education England'. The latest statistics are available at the following link:
Information on the disability type for students in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance is only available at the point of application and so are not included in our routine statistical outputs. The figures provided in the following table reflect the number of applications and do not necessarily correspond to the number of students who were actually awarded and paid.
DSA Application data by disability type
Academic Year 2012/13
Effective date: 10/07/2013
Number of new DSA applicants assessed as eligible for DSA
Disability type not Captured
Other Disability not Categorised Elsewhere
 Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.
 The data has been derived from analysing free text fields therefore may not be 100% accurate.
 Count of Applicants refers to new DSA applicants in academic year 2012/13 who have been assessed as eligible for DSA.
 Applications are for new DSA applications received in academic year 2012/13.
 Total does not add up due to rounding.