With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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Apply for Financial Help for Students With Permanent Disabilities

If you have a permanent disability and enrolled in post-secondary studies, you may be eligible to receive the Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities.
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1. Benefits

This grant provides up to $10,000 per program year to purchase specialized education-related services and assistive equipment. The student does not have to pay the money back, if all eligibility conditions have been met.
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2. Eligibility

To be eligible, you must: 

  • Have a permanent disability defined as:
    A permanent disability, for the purpose of student financial assistance, is a functional limitation, caused by a physical or mental impairment that is expected to remain for the person’s entire life. A permanent disability restricts the ability of a person to perform the daily activities necessary to participate in either post-secondary studies or the labour force
  • Qualify for a full-time or part-time student loan. Click here to apply for student loan;
  • Be enrolled in a full-time or part-time program at a designated post-secondary institution; 
  • Provide written confirmation of the exceptional education-related services or equipment you need; 
  • Provide proof of your permanent disability by having a doctor provide a medical certificate describing the functional limitations of your disability and whether it is expected to be permanent. As an alternative, the doctor can fill out the Verification of Permanent Disability form;
  • Students with a learning disability are to obtain a Learning Disability Assessment (i.e., psycho-educational assessment) which has been completed within the last five years by a registered psychologist. If you have provided proof of your permanent disability previously, you do not have to provide it again; and 
  • Have no outstanding receipts from previous services and equipment grant funding.

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3. How to Apply

Before applying for the Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities, talk to the disability advisor at your educational institution and/or recognized disability organization (e.g., the CNIB, Neil Squire Society, the Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services or the Learning Disabilities Association. The advisor will help with the application process.  

The Student Service Centre must receive your application and all supporting documentation at least 30 days before your period of study end date. It is recommended you start the application process at least two months before your classes start.

The following information is needed to process your application: 

  1. Confirmation of Enrolment form for the period of study identified for this school year. This form needs to be filled out by someone at your school who has student loan signing authority. You can usually find this person by going to your school’s Registrar’s Office. 

  2. Confirmation of Need form for all disability related services and/or equipment, including an estimate of what it will cost for these services and/or equipment. This is completed by your school’s disability advisor and/or a recognized disability organization. They can also direct you to an appropriate equipment supplier to get the estimate/quote for the specialized equipment requested.

    The funding grant must only be used for the services and/or equipment specified in your approval letter. Any changes you would like to make to services and equipment that have been approved as well as any requests for additional funds must be submitted through your disability advisor.

    Submit the receipts for the services and/or equipment as soon as you receive them or by the end of your study period. You can use the Calendar of Support Services form, to keep track of the service hours and costs, and then submit it with the receipts.

    Please send the receipts for the approved items you purchased directly to the Student Service Centre, Ministry of Advanced Education.

    Important: Future grant applications will not be approved if there are any receipts that have not yet been submitted from previous grants. Any unused portion of the grant must be refunded to the Student Service Centre, Ministry of Advanced Education. Payment methods include cheque or money order, made payable to the Student Aid Fund or by debit card at the Regina office only.

    If you would like other individuals (e.g., parent, spouse, or guardian) to call or inquire on your behalf about your student loan/grant account, then you will need to complete the Consent to Release Information form.

  3. Proof of Permanent Disability. You will also need to obtain one of the following:

    Proof of Permanent Disability can be in the form of a medical certificate completed by your qualified medical practitioner (i.e., doctor). As an alternative to the medical certificate, the doctor may complete a Verification of Permanent Disability form, available from the Ministry of Advanced Education. Both documents must describe the functional limitations of the disability and the impact it has on your ability to perform daily activities necessary to participate in post-secondary studies.

    or

    Learning Disability Assessment (i.e., psycho-educational assessment), or a summary report of the assessment, completed within the last five years by a registered psychologist. This assessment is for students with a learning disability.

    or

    Documentation proving you received federal or provincial disability assistance. 

Some doctors may charge a fee to fill out your forms related to permanent disability. The Ministry of Advanced Education does not reimburse these fees.

For students with learning disabilities, you pay to obtain a Learning Disability Assessment, but you will be reimbursed if your student loan application is approved. 
You have to provide proof of your permanent disability only once.

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4. Apply

Download Grant Application

Verification of Permanent Disability Form

Calendar for Support Services

If you would like other individuals (e.g., parent, spouse, or guardian) to call or inquire on your behalf about your student loan account, then you will need to complete the Consent to Release Information form.

Please submit all documents and receipts for services and equipment to the address below:

Student Services Centre, Disability Unit 
1120 - 2010 12th Avenue 
Regina, Saskatchewan  S4P 0M3

Fax: (306) 787-1608


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5. Further Information

Grant applications will not be approved if there are outstanding receipts from previous services and equipment grant. Any unused portion of the grant must be refunded to the Student Service Centre, Ministry of Advanced Education. Payment methods include cheque or money order, made payable to the Student Aid Fund, or by debit card at the Regina office only.

Student Loans

Visit the Student Loan page for more information or to apply for a loan.

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