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Inclusive Support Funding

Financial support towards an assessment for a Specific Learning Difficulty

UCLan provides financial support to students who require a full diagnostic assessment for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. This assessment is carried out by an external provider. The cost of the full assessment is £284, however, enrolled students at UCLan can be tested free of charge.

No application is required in relation to the support provided from UCLan other than to speak to us in Inclusive Support to find out whether you need to have a test. To find out more information regarding this support, please do give us a call on 01772 892593 or email us at


DSA Top-up Grant

UCLan can provide financial support to students who are required to pay the first £200 towards any computer equipment recommended in their Needs Assessment (confirmed within their DSA2 letter).

In order to access the Inclusive Support Grant for the £200 contribution their household income must be below £25K. Your household income assessment is carried out by Student Finance England/NHS and this information is passed to the university with your consent.

To apply for the Top-up Grant please complete the DSA Top-Up Form.

If you need help and support with this application please speak to Inclusive Support.


1) What happens next?

Once your completed form has been received by us, along with the required evidence (detailed on the application form), your form will be processed by our team to determine eligibility for the grant.

2) When will I be paid?

It takes approximately 1 week from the date your application is received for a decision to be made. If our records confirm you are eligible for an award, any decision notification will be sent to your University email account. Awards will be paid directly into your bank account using the details you supply on the form. It is not possible to pay you in cash.

3) Can I apply in subsequent years?

No, only one award will be paid for the entirety of your studies at UCLan, regardless of how long that might be. If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Inclusive Support on 01772 892593.

Unfortunately, students on Degree Apprenticeship courses are not eligible to apply for financial support with disability funding. We recommend that you contact the Students Union Advice Centre on 01772 894880 /  for further advice on any additional financial support that may be available.

Contributions towards Medical Evidence

Providing evidence allows us to properly support you and put in place reasonable adjustments that are specific to your needs. Evidence is also required for UK students to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance.

If you are funded by Student Finance England you may want to use their evidence template when obtaining evidence, or please refer to this guidance sheet, which provides further information.

If you are being charged by a medical professional for this evidence, please contact Inclusive Support, who may be able to reimburse 80% of these costs.