Apply for a grant as a student with a permanent disability

  • Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities
  • Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities
  1. Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

    Eligibility

    You must have a life-long disability. That restricts your ability to perform daily activities necessary to take part in:

    • studies at a post-secondary school level; or
    • in the labour force.

    Your functional limitation can be caused by a:

    • physical impairment; or
    • mental impairment.

    You will need to provide proof of your permanent disability with 1 of the following:

    • a medical certificate; or
    • a psycho-educational assessment; or
    • documentation proving receipt of federal or provincial permanent disability assistance.

    How much money is available?

    $2,000 per loan year.

  2. Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities

    This grant is intended to help with exceptional education-related services or equipment costs, such as:

    • specialized tutors;
    • note takers;
    • Braille products; or
    • voice-recognition software.

    Eligibility

    Meet all of the criteria for the Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities.

    You need specific services and/or equipment. You have to provide written confirmation of this from:

    • a representative at your institution; or
    • your doctor; or
    • another medical professional.

    Depending on the type of disability, more information may be needed. At the end of your school year, you will have to provide receipts for all approved costs.

    How much money is available?

    Up to $20,000 per loan year.


Contact 

Apply

  1. Apply for a Canada Student Loan or Grant either part-time or full-time.
  2. To apply for both grants, download the Schedule D Canada Student Loan Application for Grants for Students with Permanent Disabilities.
  3. Complete the application.
  4. Submit your application. In person: Education Building (entrance to parking on Hospital Road), 1000 Lewes Boulevard in Whitehorse. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: sfa@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-667-8555
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Student Financial Assistance (E-1)
    Box 2703,
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

When will you find out about your grant application?

Processing a grant can take up to 8 weeks. This can be longer if you are going to an institution outside Canada. You will receive a letter in the mail.

You can appeal a Canada Student Loan/Grant decision

Find out how to Appeal a loan or grant decision.

If you have questions, email: sfa@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5929, toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, local 5929.

The Government of Canada provides benefits for students who have permanent disabilities. Learn more about Education funding for people with disabilities.