Disability Funding

Financial support towards an assessment for dyslexia


UCLan provide financial support to students who require a full diagnostic assessment for specific learning difficulties (spLD) in relation to dyslexia. The cost of the full assessment is £279.  As a student you have to make a minimum contribution of £100 towards the assessment. The £179 remaining is then paid to the supplier directly from the Access to Learning Fund (ALF).

No application is required in relation to the support provided from UCLan other than to speak to Disability Services regarding setting up an appointment for the test to be carried out if necessary.

To find out more information regarding this support we recommend speaking to Disability Services on 01772 892593 or email - disability@uclan.ac.uk


DSA Top-up Grant


UCLan  provide financial support to students who are required to pay suppliers the additional £200 student contribution before they can gain access to the equipment applied for through Student Finance England or NHS Grants Unit in relation to their DSA claim.

Students can either loan the £200 contribution with the option of converting the loan into a grant if their income is under 25K or just apply for the grant without taking out the loan.

This household income assessment is carried out by Student Finance England/NHS and information is passed to the university with the students consent.

To apply for the Top-up Grant/Loan please complete the below application form.  If you need help and support with this application please speak to your disability advisor or visit the <i> in the Library.

 For Financial Support Enquiries:

Telephone: 01772 892583 / Email: SFSTeam@uclan.ac.uk