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Higher Education

Higher Education

Many young people with an Education, Health and Care plan successfully progress into higher education. There is funding and support available to make sure that students with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability get the support they need to complete their studies.

Funding and support for students with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability in higher education

If you are a student with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability you may be entitled to a disabled student’s allowance. This is to help you get the most from your course by helping to pay for special equipment and general expenses. 

This is intended to help students attending full-time and part-time higher education courses benefit as fully as possible from their course and is designed to cover special equipment, non-medical helpers and other general expenses. See the GOV.UK disabled student allowance web page for more information.

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