Funding Amounts - Student Finance Northern Ireland

SFNi DSA Funding amounts

There are four elements of DSA support:

  1. Specialist Equipment Allowance
  2. Non-Medical Help
  3. General Allowance
  4. Travel Allowance

The information on this page is derived from studentfinanceni.co.uk


Undergraduate

Below are the maximum available rates:

Academic Year: 2011/2012

SFNi DSA Equipment allowance

Equipment

Whole Course

SFNi DSA Support Allowance

Non-Medical Support

Yearly Allowance

SFNi DSA General Allowance

General

Yearly Allowance

SFNi DSA Travel Allowance

Travel

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↓ Up to these amounts ↓

Full Time

£5,266

£20,938

£1,759

Reasonable additional travel costs

Part-Time

£5,266

£15,703

£1,319

Reasonable additional travel costs


Postgraduate

SFNi DSA Postgraduate

For full time and part time students, including distance-learning students, with disabilities. You can receive one allowance of up to £10,469 to help with the extra costs you incur as a direct result of your disability whilst you study. Courses must have an entry requirement of at least a first degree and last for at least one academic year.



Specialist Equipment Allowance

SFNi DSA Equipment Allowance

Specialist Equipment Allowance: for help with the purchase of equipment necessary because of the student's disability e.g. computer, Braille printer, Dictaphone, Specialist Software etc.



Non-Medical Helper's Allowance

SFNi DSA Support Allowance

Non-medical Help: for students requiring non-medical personal assistance e.g. readers for blind students or sign-language interpreters for deaf students;



General Allowance

SFNi DSA General Allowance

General Allowance: for general expenses arising from attendance at the course e.g. extra photocopying, special dietary requirements etc.




Additional Travel Allowance

SFNi DSA Travel Allowance

Travel Allowance: extra travel costs you have to pay as a result of disability and not normally for everyday travel costs.


You will have to pay the equivalent to the public transport rate towards your travel.


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