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Education Funding for People with Disabilities
Provided by: Government of Canada - Service Canada

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Service Description

Education funding for people with disabilities including:

Grants for students with permanent disabilities
Financial assistance for students with a permanent disability enrolled at a designated post-secondary institution.

Grant for services and equipment for students with permanent disabilities
A grant towards tuition, textbook, and accommodation costs for eligible students with a permanent disability.

Canada student loans program – severe permanent disability benefit
How a borrower can have student loans forgiven if they have a severe and permanent disability preventing them them from pursuing further post-secondary education and from working.

Eligibility

Must:
- apply and qualify for a Canada Student Loan;
- be enrolled full-time or part-time in a program (minimum 32 weeks) at a designated post-secondary institution;
- meet the criteria for students with permanent disabilities (you must be able to provide proof of your disability in the form of a medical certificate, a psycho-educational assessment, or documentation providing receipt of federal or provincial disability assistance, as outlined in the Canada Student Financial Assistance Regulations);
- provide a written document from a qualified person confirming that you are in need of exceptional education-related services or equipment; and
- show in writing the exact cost of the equipment and services you need.

Application Process

Each grant or loan require separate applications.

Documents Required

-Proof of your disability in the form of a medical certificate, a psycho-educational assessment, or documentation proving receipt of federal or provincial disability assistance, as outlined in the Canada Student Financial Assistance Regulations;
-A written document from a qualified person confirming that you are in need of exceptional education-related services or equipment; and
-A document showing in writing the exact cost of the equipment and services.

Fees

None

National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC): 1-888-815-4514

Request forwarded to the Canada Student Loans Program

Saskatchewan Student Loans: 1-800-597-8278

TTY: 1-800-926-9105

Toll Free

Toll-Free: 1-800-622-6232

1-800-O-CANADA

Service Website

www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability/education.html

Coverage Area

Saskatchewan

Languages Offered

English

Service Canada Centre – Moose Jaw

Address

Victoria Place
501-111 Fairford Street East
Moose Jaw SK  S6H 7X9

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Location Info

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

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