Higher Education Bursary for Care Leavers
Care leavers starting a recognised Higher Education course will be eligible for a one-off non-taxable bursary of £2,000 paid by your Local Authority (LA). The amount received will not be included in your income assessment for student support.
National Health Service (NHS)
The Department of Health has made an announcement about the funding arrangements for health students starting in 2012, link below. More information will be made available here in due course.
The Disabled Student Allowance
This is for disabled students in Higher Education. The DSA is a grant which helps to pay for extra costs that you may have to pay, when attending your course, as a direct result of disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty. The allowance can help with costs of a non-medical helper, major items of specialist equipment, travel and other costs. Full-time, part-time and postgraduate students can apply for the DSA.