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Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

Canada Student Grants:

The Canada Student Loans Program includes six grants which are available to eligible students. Student loan application forms must be completed along with a grant application (some grants (as incidated) do not require separate applications).

Students with Disabilities:

If a student has a permanent disability, which limits their physical or mental ability to perform the daily activities necessary to participate fully in post-secondary studies or in the labour force, they may wish to inquire about special programs available to assist in their studies. If a student's disability prevents them from studying full-time, they may be eligible for full-time loan assistance at a reduced course load (between 40% and 59% of a full course load).

Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities:

Type of assistance: Federally funded grant to cover expenses related to tuition, books, accommodations or travel, that are higher than typical allowances due to a student's disability.

Maximum assistance: Up to $2,000 per loan year.

To be eligible students must: have qualified for student loan funding and have verified their permanent disability. Medical documentation is required for a medical disability and a learning assessment is required for a learning disability. No separate application is required, but a student must complete section 400 on the paper student loan application or answer yes to the disability verification question on the web application.

Documentation Required:
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