Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities is a program provided through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) which is meant to assist students, who have self-identified as having a permanent disability, with their educational costs.
How much does this grant afford?Up to $2,000 per academic year
Who is the grant meant for?Student enrolled in a full-time or part-time program who have self-identified as having a permanent disability. For the purposes of this grant, a permanent disability is defined as a functional limitation that is caused by a physical or mental impairment that restricts your ability to perform the daily activities necessary to participate in studies at a post-secondary level or in the labour force, and that is expected to remain with you for your life.
How to apply?The first part of your application is done through the general online application for your OSAP funding. Once approved you must provide proof of a permanent disability through a recent medical certificate, report or assessment (e.g. a learning disability assessment) completed by a qualified practitioner, or documentation proving that you are in receipt of federal and/or provincial disability assistance.
When do I receive funding?If you are a full-time student, you will usually get your funding in two installments. The first when you begin your studies (usually in September) and the rest half way through your study period.
If you are part-time student, generally you will receive half of your grant at the beginning of your study period and the remainder halfway through your study period. Canada Student Grant for Persons with Permanent Disabilities is released through a funding certificate.