Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

Under this grant, students with permanent disabilities may receive $2,000 per academic year to help cover the costs of accommodation, tuition, and books.

Delivered by: Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Eligibility Information

You are eligible if you:

IMPORTANT: To ensure you meet all the application requirements for this grant, please contact your provincial or territorial student financial assistance office. The application process differs depending on the province or territory.

Application Information

  • When you apply for a Canada Student Loan in your province or territory of permanent residence, you will also have to provide proof of your disability in the form of a medical certificate, a psycho-educational assessment, or documentation proving receipt of federal or provincial disability assistance. If you qualify for a Canada Student Loan you will automatically be assessed for the grant. Elgibility for this grant is determined during the assessment of the student loan process.
  • Loan application forms are available from provincial and territorial student financial aid offices in educational institutions.

Related Information

Canada Student Grants are money that you do not pay back. You may be eligible to receive more than one grant at the same time. For more information visit