Effective Friday, September 17, a province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces. 

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

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Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities

If you are a student with a permanent disability enrolled in a program at a post-secondary educational institution, you may be eligible to receive the Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment. This grant provides up to $22,000 per program year to purchase specialized education-related services and assistive equipment and does not have to be paid back.

The grant includes $20,000 for the Canada Grant Cap and up to $2,000 for the Saskatchewan Grant.

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1. Benefits

This grant provides up to $22,000 per program year.

The services and/or equipment covered by these grants may include:

  • Tutors
  • Note takers
  • Interpreters
  • Readers
  • Alternate format
  • Assistive technology (computer, software, etc.)
  • Specialized transportation (to and from school)
  • Attendant care for studies
  • Reimbursements for learning disability assessments

Contact your educational institution disability adviser for more information.

Student Financial Assistance for Students with Permanent Disabilities

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2. Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a permanent disability defined as: 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 in the labour force and is expected to remain with the person for the person's expected life;
  • 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 needed;
  • Provide proof of your permanent disability by having your doctor fill out the Verification of Permanent Disability Form. As an alternative, the doctor can provide a medical certificate describing the functional limitations of your disability and whether it is expected to be permanent; and
  • Have no outstanding receipts from previous services and equipment grant funding.

Additional Information

  • If you are enrolled in a post-secondary program you must submit a separate application for student loans and grants, with the exception of Adult Basic Education, GED and Apprenticeship students;
  • Students with a learning disability are to obtain a Learning Disability Assessment (i.e., psycho-educational assessment) which was completed when you were 18 years or older or when you were in high school, and is no older than seven years; and
  • If you have provided proof of your permanent disability previously, you do not have to provide it again.

COVID-19 Measures

 

For the 2021-22 loan year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional options are available for obtaining the required information from the applicable professionals. 

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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 adviser 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 adviser will help with the application process.

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

Download the full application package for detailed information including what is needed to process your application.

Download Application

Grant payments are now issued through direct deposit. Please ensure to complete the Direct Deposit form located within your application package.

Learn How to Apply for the Disability Grant

This video will give you some helpful tips on how to apply for the Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities.

myBlueprint

Students can share disability-related information/documentation from high school with the disability advisor at their post-secondary education institution through myBlueprint – an online career and planning tool. For example, you can share documentation that verifies your disability, including medical or psycho-educational assessment and/or alternate documentation, along with the required accommodations through myBlueprint. This will help you arrange for the services and supports faster. Learn more about sharing documents by watching our instruction video on how to apply for the Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities. Visit myBlueprint to learn more and create an account.

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4. Apply

1. Fill out the required documents

2. Submit your documents

  • If you have an existing account, upload your application, documents and receipts online using the Advanced Education Student Portal. 

Advanced Education Student Portal

  • If you do not have an existing Advanced Education Student Portal Account, or you need to upload documents on behalf of the applicant, upload your application, supporting documents and receipts online using the Post-Secondary Document Uploader. 

Post-Secondary Document Uploader

Alternatively, you can mail all documents and receipts to:

Student Services Centre, Disability Unit

Ministry of Advanced Education
1120 - 2010 12th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4P 0M3

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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 e-transfer, cheque or money order, made payable to the Student Aid Fund.

Need to submit a document? If you have an Advanced Education Student Portal account, you can upload documents to the Student Service Centre through that account. If you do not have an existing Advanced Education Student Portal account, or you need to submit documents on behalf of the application, upload your application, supporting documents and receipts online using the Post-Secondary Document Uploader.

Student Loans

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

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