Once your eligibility for DSAs is confirmed, Student Finance England may ask you to contact an assessment centre to work out what help you need. This is known as a needs assessment. Don’t book this until Student Finance England asks you to. The assessment is paid for through any DSAs entitlement you may have.
A Study Needs Assessment is an informal meeting between a student and an experienced study needs assessor. This will help identify what support the student requires based on their individual needs. A Study Needs Assessment is required if the student has applied, and been considered eligible, for Disabled Students’ Allowances.