Grants for Students with Disabilities
Am I eligible?
You are eligible if you:
– apply and qualify for a Canada Student Loan;
– are enrolled in a full-time or part-time program (minimum 32 weeks) at a designated post-secondary institution;
– meet the criteria for students with permanent disabilities; and
– include one of the following with your loan application as proof of your disability: a medical certificate, a psycho-educational assessment, or documentation proving receipt of federal or provincial disability assistance.
$2,000 per academic year (August 1 to July 31).
This grant is available for each year of post-secondary studies, provided you continue to meet the eligibility criteria. This includes post-secondary studies beyond the undergraduate level. Grant money is issued by your province or territory of permanent residence at the beginning and in the middle of the school year.
Since grant amounts are fixed, the amount you receive may exceed your assessed need.
Example: If you qualify for the grant and you have an assessed need of $1,400, you will receive a $2,000 grant. In this case, the grant would cover your assessed need, so you would not need a student loan.
How do I apply?
The application process for this grant differs in each jurisdiction. To make sure you meet all the application requirements, contact your province or territory’s student financial assistance office.