Online Resources

Student Aid websites and Grant Information for Canadian Provinces and Territories

All Canadian provinces and territories provide grants and bursaries but each support programme has unique features. Please consult pages specific to your province for information about support programmes in your province.

PLEASE NOTE: You must apply for a Canada Student Loan, and the Grant and Bursary, in your home province even though you study in Nova Scotia.

Links on this page are valid as of May, 2018. Some links may refer to 2017-2018 so please check here (or on the Provincial Student Assistance sites) for updates.

SORRY! This is a long page - you'll need to scroll down to find information for your province - provinces are listed in alpha order Alberta to Yukon.


Government of Canada Information

Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

Alberta - Student Aid Alberta


2018-2019 Student Loan Application is now open

Apply online for full-time student aid and you may receive your results immediately. 

Use the 2018-19 worksheet to prepare the information you will need to complete your application online:

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT Student Loans and Grants please call the StudentAid CALL CENTRE at 1 855 606 2095


The 2018-2019 Schedule 4 Goods and Services Grant Application for Post-secondary Students with Permanent Disabilities is listed on that page - Please Note: Dave Coyle at StFX will need to sign this form for you. He will also attach a cover letter and provide a Course List, Service Rates and quotes for any Goods for which you might be applying (Dave Coyle - / 902-867-3634)

Direct Link to 2018-2019 Scedule 4

Information for Students with Permanent Disabilities

This link may interest some: Disability Related Employment Supports (DRES)

This site describes supports that would be available to students who are residents of Alberta and who do not qualify for a Canada Student Loan

British Columbia – StudentAid BC


Applications for the 2018/2019 Program Year for classes starting between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019 are now being accepted

Main Information Page for Students with Permanent Disability


APPENDIX 8 - Request for Permanent Disability Programs

Learning Disability Assessment Bursary 

B.C. supplemental bursary for students with a permanent disability

Manitoba – Manitoba Student Aid                        NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019

MAIN Manitoba Student Aid WEBSITE

Manitoba Student Aid Details
Assistance You Have To Pay Back – Loans

Disabled students are eligible for and subject to the same loan limits as full-time students.

Assistance You Don’t Have To Pay Back – Grants

Disabled students are eligible for the same grants and bursaries as full-time students.

Canada Student Grants for:

Students with Permanent Disabilities
If you have a permanent disability and qualify for a federal student loan you may receive $2,000 per academic year to help cover the costs of accommodation, tuition, and books.

Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities
If you have a permanent disability which requires you to incur exceptional education-related costs for things such as tutors, note-takers, interpreters, braillers or technical aids, you may receive up to $8,000 per academic year to help pay for these expenses.

New Brunswick – Student Financial Services             NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019

Main Site

Canada Student Loan Application now open for Full-Time Students 2018-2019

You might also need the Medical Assessment Form (click link) to apply for Status as Student with Permanent Disability. Please note: students with Psycho-Educational Assessments detailing a Learning Disability should submit only the Report of the Psycho-Educational Assessment - please do not submit a Medical Assessment Form.

Newfoundland and Labrador – STUDENTAID               NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019


Forms and Documentation

Students With Permanent Disabilities

  • Verification of Eligibility Form for Students with Permanent Disabilities (1.9 MB)
    Required if you are applying as a student with a permanent disability. You must sign the consent portion of the form. The verification portion must be completed and signed by a qualified medical or educational assessor.
  • Application for Grants for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities (2.3 MB)
    Students with permanent disabilities who have exceptional education-related costs associated with their disability (such as costs for hiring tutors, note-takers or interpreters, or costs for braille-related expenses or technical aids), may receive up to $8,000 per academic year through the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities. Additional funding is available through the Grant for High Need Students with Permanent Disabilities if required. Once your application is processed, you will receive written notification of your eligibility. To be considered for this grant, you must also submit the Verification of Eligibility Form when you apply for full-time assistance.

Northwest Territories – Student Financial Assistance (SFA)

Support funding not connected with Canada Student Loan system.




LEARNING SUPPORT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES FUND (LSPD) – this fund seems to have been set up for students who do not qualify for other sources of support

Nova Scotia - Student Assistance     NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019

MAIN WEBSITE Nova Scotia Student Assistance -


PSDS Guidelines

The 2018-2019 DISABILITY VERIFICATION FORM will be made available to you on your MyPath portal once you have completed the "Self Declare as Permanent Disabled" form. That form will be available after you submit your completed  Canada Student Loan Application.

Students with disabilities who require a hard copy of the medical verification form please phone (902) 424-7487

Students presenting with Psycho-Educational Assessment Reports must complete the Self Declare as Permanent Disabled online form on MyPath and then submit only the psycho-educational assessment in PDF format, the Disability Verification Form will not be required.

NOVA SCOTIA students who do not qualify for a Canada Student Loan may qualify for support under the


Complete the Application online within your MyPATH Portal

Nunavut – Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS)

Support funding not connected with Canada Student Loan system.


Apply to FANS as soon as you can.
Application deadlines are March 1, July 15 and November 15 of every year.
Please Remember: You do not need to wait until you are accepted at an institution to start your application,
but, you will need to submit an acceptance letter to allow the processing to continue.

FROM THE WEBSITE: Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities:

This grant is intended to help with the extraordinary costs associated with post-secondary studies for those with permanent disabilities. You can apply to this grant at any time during the academic year. You must provide a medical or learning ability assessment by a certified medical professional describing the manner in which your disability impacts on your ability to participate in post-secondary studies. This grant allows up to $8,000.00 for equipment and services directly related to your training or up to $1,000.00 for each full credit distance/correspondence course.

DISABILITIY ASSESSMENT FORM (3 pages – in pdf format)

Ontario – Ontario Student Assistance Program - OSAP      NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019


FIND A FORM 2018-2019

2018-2019 Disability Verification Form for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant (HTML opens in a web browser)

The 2017-2018 Disability Verification Form in PDF FORMAT

2018-2019 Application for Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE) will be available mid-June to late-June, 2018 - please watch this page for updates - or watch this page

- you'll find lots of info in this form as well.

(Please note: Ask David Coyle at StFX to have the last page of this application stamped and signed by the Registrar. David will also provide a cover letter, Services Rates and help you with procurring goods quotes should you want to apply for recommended goods)

HTML FORMAT (opens in a web browser)

PDF FORMAT This form will print best from Adobe Reader rather than from a browser - save the file and then open with Adobe Reader to print.

NOTE about Finding StFX University on the Student Loan Application:

When completing an OSAP full time funding application online, one of the sections of the application will ask you to input the name of the school you are attending.  The problem is, the drop-down box provided only lists post-secondary institutions in Ontario. You can indicate, however, that your school is not on the list.  When you choose that option, a search box will open for you: please enter the words ‘Francis Xavier’, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Save and Next button.  You will then see a list of search results from which you can select 'St. Francis Xavier University' and then continue on with the application.

Prince Edward Island – Student Financial Services           NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019


Information Guide and Forms

Information and Guidelines for the Canada Student Grant application for Services and Equipment for students with Permanent Disabilities

Canada Student Grant Application for Students with Disabilities

Quebec - Aide financière aux etudes      NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019

Support funding not connected with Canada Student Loan system.



Support for Students with Disabilities

(headings are hyperlinked)

Eligibility requirements
Type of disabilities
Types of assistance offered
Request for allocation
Recommendation on Types of Assistance Required

Saskatchewan – Student Service Centre

The 2018-19 student loan application will be available on June 25, 2018.


Student Loan Application

Information about Canada and Saskatchewan Student Grants

From the Webpage: Canada and Saskatchewan Student Grants

3. Students with Permanent Disabilities

There are two additional grants available for students with permanent disabilities:

Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

This grant provides $2,000 per year to help cover living expenses, tuition, and books.

Eligibility for this grant is determined when you apply for full-time or part-time assistance. A separate application form is not required. This grant did not change for 2016-17.

Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities

This grant provides up to $10,000 per program year to purchase specialized education-related services and assistive equipment. Students are not automatically considered for this grant and will need to fill out a separate application. To apply for the grant and for more information, please visit the Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities.


MAIN Student Financial Assistance WEBSITE

Apply for Student Financial Assistance

SCHEDULE D Canada Student Loan Application for Permanent Disabilities

The information below can be found on the Yukon FAQs Page

Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities - $2000 per loan year

To be eligible for this grant, you must meet the criteria for students with permanent disabilities, as outlined in the Canada Student Financial Assistance Regulations. Under the regulations, permanent disability means “a functional limitation caused by a physical or mental impairment that restricts the ability of a person to perform the daily activities necessary to participate in studies at a post-secondary school level or the labour force; and is expected to remain with the person for the person’s expected life.”

You will be required to provide proof of your permanent disability by providing one of the following:

  1. a medical certificate or

  2. a psycho-educational assessment or

  3. documentation proving receipt of federal or provincial permanent disability assistance

  • Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities – up to $8000 per loan year