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Financial Support for Disabled Students

State Benefits

Although most full-time students are excluded from entitlement benefits such as income support and housing benefits, these benefits may be available to particular groups of students, including disabled students. 


The Snowdon Award Scheme provides grants to physically impaired students to help them make the most of further or higher education or training.

The Mike Devenney Scholarship helps disabled students, both undergraduate and postgraduate with some of the costs of studying at higher education institutions.

Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired offers financial grants to young people who have a hearing impairment and are residents of the UK.

The Gallaudet Graduate Fellowship provides funds for Deaf or hard of hearing students studying at graduate level 

The Directory of Grant Making Trusts (published by the Charities Aid Foundation) is available in many public libraries and contains information about possible sources of funding.