Assistance program for students with permanent disabilities

Loan application instructions for the 2016/2017 program year (for classes starting between Aug 1 2016 and July 31 2017)


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This program helps students with permanent disabilities pay for exceptional education-related services and adaptive equipment.

What is available?

Depending on your need, grants of up to $10,000 ($12,000 if an attendant is required at school) are available to students attending public and private post-secondary schools in B.C.

You can only receive this grant when you have used up all available funds through the Canada student grant for services and equipment for persons with permanent disabilities (CSGP-SEPD).

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible if you:

  • are a student with a permanent disability
  • are enrolled at a designated private or public post-secondary institution in B.C.; and
  • are in developmental program/courses (upgrading, English as a Second Language or Adult Special Education); or
  • are studying at the post-secondary level and have exhausted CSG-PDSE funding

How do I apply?

B.C. public post-secondary institutions

Please contact the disability services office at the institution you are planning to attend.

B.C. private post-secondary institutions

Contact StudentAid BC