Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

For information regarding bursaries to support students with disabilities with their disability-related educational costs, please visit the Bursaries for Students with Disabilities Program webpage. The two bursaries are the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE). These bursaries are jointly administered between the Centre for Students with Disabilities and the Financial Aid & Awards Office at OCAD University.

 

Disability-related Educational Expenses

The following disability-related educational expenses may be funded under the BSWD:

Assessments
Psycho-educational assessment 
Other disability assessment (eligible for provincial funding only)

Services 
ADHD Coach
Tutoring
Note-taking support
Academic Strategist/Coach 
Attendant care for studies 
Educational Assistant 
Specialized transportation (for students with mobility issues only) 
Counselling/Therapy (eligible for provincial funding only)

Assistive Technology and Equipment
Text to speech software 
Voice recognition software 
Screen reading software 
Assistive writing software 
Organizational software 
Reading pen 
Digital recorder
Equipment repair/replacement 
Ergonomic aids (eligible for provincial funding only)

Please note that is not an inclusive list. Please speak with your Disability Counsellor for further information.