Bursaries for Students with Disabilities (Provincial)

Purpose

The Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) provides aid to students self-identifying as having either permanent or temporary disabilities. This bursary assists with the costs of disability-related services or equipment, such as tutors, note-takers, interpreters, braillers or technical aids that are required to participate in post-secondary studies.

Note: Documentation from a registered health care professional may be required in order to link the requested service or support to the impact of your disability on your participation in post-secondary education

Amount of Aid

The maximum amount of aid available from this bursary is $2,000 per academic year.

Who Can Get This Aid

You must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for this bursary:

  • You have applied for and are eligible for funding from one of the following sources for the academic year:
    • OSAP for Full-Time Students and have at least $1 in calculated provincial need; or
    • OSAP for Part-Time Students and are receiving an Ontario Part-Time Grant
  • You have self-identified as having a permanent or temporary disability.
  • You have disability-related educational costs (e.g. note-takers, vision/learning aids) that are not covered by another agency or service.

Steps to access BSWD and CSG-PDSE

Step 1

Apply for part-time or full-time OSAP, and submit supporting documentation (if required) to the Financial Aid & Awards Office.

Step 2

Visit the Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) office to discuss your eligibility and steps to access the BSWD/CSG-PDSE programs.

Step 3

Complete the BSWD/CSG-PDSE application and internal verification document (if required) provided by your CSD advisor. Your CSD advisor will forward your application to the Financial Aid & Awards Office for eligibility verification.

Step 4

Your Financial Aid & Awards advisor will then notify your CSD advisor and you via your OCAD U student email in regards to your eligibility.  If approved, your Financial Aid & Awards advisor will provide further instructions of how the BSWD/CSD-PDSE funds will be disbursed/reimbursed to you or a third party service provider.

Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (Federal)


Purpose

The Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE) provides aid to students self-identifying as having a permanent disability. This grant assists with the costs of disability-related services or equipment, such as tutors, note-takers, interpreters, braillers or technical aids that are required to participate in post-secondary studies.

Note: Documentation from a registered health care professional may be required in order to link the requested service or support to the impact of your disability on your participation in post-secondary education.

Amount of Aid

The maximum amount of aid available from this grant is $8,000 per academic year.

Who Can Get This Aid

You must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for this grant:

  • You have applied for and are eligible for funding as indicated from one of the following sources for the 2016-2017 academic year:
    • OSAP for Full-Time Students and have at least $1 in calculated federal need; or
    • OSAP for Part-Time Students
  • You have self-identified as having a permanent disability.
  • You have disability-related educational costs (e.g. note-takers, vision/learning aids) that are not covered by another agency or service.