What is a Needs Assessment

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.