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Financial Information

Financial Information

Every post-secondary institution has its own set of awards, bursaries, and scholarships which can be found on the school’s website. Listed below are the financial assistance options offered by the federal and provincial governments for student with disabilities as well as other scholarships and bursaries for students with disabilities. For more information on how to apply or for eligibility requirements, follow the links at the bottom of the page.

Provincial and Federal Financial Aid

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP): Available as a loan (must be repaid) to all students attending post-secondary school in Ontario. Aid is based on educational costs and financial contributions from family.

Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD): Available as a grant (no repayment required) to students with permanent disabilities who have disability-related educational costs for services or equipment which are required for post-secondary participation. Students must qualify for student loans (eg. OSAP) to be eligible for BSWD.

Canada Student Grant for Persons with Permanent Disabilities: Available as a grant to students with permanent disabilities and who qualify for student loans. Eligibility will be automatically assessed if verification of permanent disability is included when applying for a student loan (eg. OSAP).

Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE): Available as a grant to students who qualify for student loans, have permanent disabilities and have disability-related educational costs for services and equipment. Eligibility will be automatically assessed if verification of permanent disability is included when applying for a student loan (eg. OSAP).

Repayment Assistance Plan for Borrowers with Permanent Disabilities: Available to students with permanent disabilities who are having difficulty repaying their student loans.

Links for provincial and federal financial aid

OSAP: The main website for the Ontario Student Assistance Program and other provincial and federal grants.
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CanLearn.ca: Government of Canada website with links to federal and provincial financial resources.
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General Scholarships and Bursaries for Students with Disabilities

DisabilityAwards.ca: A list of scholarships and bursaries for students with disabilities studying at Canadian colleges and universities.
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Yconic.com: A list of scholarships and bursaries available to Canadian students.
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Disabled World: A list of scholarships available to students with disabilities in Canada.
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National Education Association of Disabled Students: An excellent resource for students with disabilities including information about transitions, financial assistance and awards, and disability services.
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Scholarships and Bursaries for Specific Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario Roy Cooper Memorial Scholarship:
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The Justin Eves Foundation for Students with Learning Disabilities Grant:
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Shaw Media Internships for Students with Permanent Physical Disabilities:
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Kin Canada Bursaries:
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Listing of Scholarships for Deaf and Hearing Impaired:
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