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Funding

Students with disabilities may access traditional sources for student funding such as Student Loan and Bursary Programs.

Students with disabilities may also be eligible for a number of other programs.

Eligibility for programs may be affected by an individual's present means of support, course load, vocational goals, eligibility for other programs, cost of support service and technological requirements, and previous history with funding for education.

Programs and requirements vary across regions, nationally and internationally.

When applying, students can expect to be required to provide medical verification of disability; supporting documentation for reduced course load, support service and technological requirements; and quotes for any costs associated.

ASD will provide information, assistance to complete applications, and Individual Support Service and Technology Plan documentation to verify requirements.

On the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) directory of funding you may register and apply for specific scholarships, bursaries and grants relating to the nature of your disabling condition. You will be able to create a profile, perform searches, save awards and receive notifications of new awards. In addition you will find information on government student loans and grants organized by province.

ASD will work cooperatively with students who are ineligible or unsuccessful in applying for funding to find alternative solutions to achieve reasonable accommodation of their needs.

Updated June 24 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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