You do not have to pay for a needs assessment. The assessment will be carried out by one of our experienced Needs Assessors who will help guide you through the process. They will review your medical evidence and ask you to think about the possible impact your disability could have on your studies at University and will ask you about support you may have received in the past at school/college which worked well for you.
Your Assessor will discuss one-to-one support (Tutors, Note Takers, Campus Assistance etc), demonstrate assistive technology (AT) software and show you specialist equipment to help identify the most suitable support package tailored to meet with your individual needs. The Assessor will then write a recommendations report based on your assessment which you will be given the opportunity to review before it is sent on to your funder for consideration.
Your funding body will then write to you (DSA2 letter if from the EA) to let you know the outcome of the assessment. It is important that you read carefully any letters or emails you receive about your funded support. Remember to keep a copy of your DSA 2 letter - this tells you what funding has been approved and if applicable, how to order equipment or arrange one-to-one support. It can take up to 14 weeks for the DSA process to be completed so please be patient and do not hesitate to contact the Needs Assessment Centre Team at email@example.com at any stage if you have any queries about the process itself and / or your support.