HE DSA Technology Support Fund

The Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) Technology Support Fund aims to provide financial support for eligible higher education students towards the cost of higher specification equipment, as identified by their Technical Needs Assessment (TNA).

A grant of £200 per eligible student to pay for the first £200 required towards higher specification equipment as identified by the TNA.  Once the finances available to support this fund have been exhausted there will be no further funding available.

Eligibility criteria for students

Must be in the first year of a Higher National, Foundation Degree or BA/BSc top up programme in 2017/18.

How to apply


Students can apply for this at any time after they have formally enrolled with the College and have their DSA confirmed.


The relevant application form must be used to apply for this fund.  It is available from the College’s Learning Support Team.  Please contact them via learning.support@bridgwater.ac.uk.


Please be aware that you will need to submit an application form and this must be accompanied by relevant supporting evidence as detailed within the conditions of funding.


If you have any questions relating to this fund please contact our Learning Support Team on learning.support@bridgwater.ac.uk.

Conditions of funding

  • Students must be in receipt of a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).
  • Students must be eligible for higher specification equipment as specified in their Technical Needs Assessment (TNA).
  • Funds are paid as a reimbursement to the student for the first £200 of their higher specification equipment purchase that meets the needs identified in their TNA and upon production of adequate proof of purchase. The College retains the right to refuse to pay the fund if insufficient evidence of the proof of purchase is not provided.
  • The College will not purchase equipment on behalf of students.
  • The funds are only available within the current academic year. Applications for equipment from previous academic years will not be eligible.
  • If it is later discovered than an application is based on false or partially false circumstances the College would seek to recover any payments and the student may be subject to the College’s disciplinary policy.