B.C. Access Grant for Deaf Students

This grant helps deaf and hard of hearing students with the additional costs incurred while attending specialized post-secondary institutions where curriculum is delivered in American Sign Language.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible if you:

  • establish that you are deaf or hard of hearing
  • can demonstrate financial need
  • are attending an eligible institution (see below)
  • are enrolled in full-time course load (60 percent or greater).

Eligible institutions

  • Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York

How do I apply?


  1. 1 Complete the Appendix 8 form.
    Section 4: Verification of Disability (Permanent or Persistent/Prolonged) must be completed by a qualified medical assessor.
  2. 2 Submit the documentation along with an audiogram to StudentAid BC for assessment. Please remember to indicate the post-secondary institution you will be attending.
You do not need to complete Section 4 of the Appendix 8 if your disability status has previously been verified by StudentAid BC.

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