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Disability Funding

Financial support towards an assessment for dyslexia

UCLan provides financial support to students who require a full diagnostic assessment for specific learning difficulties (spLD) in relation to dyslexia. This assessment is carried out by an external provider.  The cost of the full assessment is £284.  As a student you have to make a deposit of £50 towards the assessment which will be refunded after the assessment has been completed.  

No application is required in relation to the support provided from UCLan other than to speak to the Inclusive Support team 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 Inclusive Support on 01772 892593 or email -

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.

What happens next?

Once your completed form has been received by Student Financial Support Team with the required evidence, a receipt will be sent to your University email account. It is therefore very important that you check this email account regularly.

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 this form. It is not possible to pay you in cash.

Can I apply in subsequent years?

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 the Financial Support team at / 01772 895000

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.

 For Financial Support Enquiries:

Telephone: 01772 895000 / Email: