Funding sources

Your advisor at CAL can provide you with information about federal and provincial grants and/or loaned resources which you might be eligible for.

For grants, you must have a permanent disability and demonstrate at least one dollar of student financial need (as established through a funding application to your student loan ministry in your Canadian province of permanent residency) to apply.

Grant for students with permanent disabilities

This program helps part-time or full-time students with permanent disabilities with the cost of education.       

Grant for services and equipment for students with permanent disabilities 

This program helps part-time or full-time students with permanent disabilities pay for exceptional education related costs for services and equipment.

Public Postsecondary Loan-bank of assistive technology

This program enables public postsecondary students within British Columbia to access a range of assistive technologies and related services while they pursue their academic goals. Eligibility is not based on financial need for the loan bank.

There may be specific disability-related scholarships or bursaries available.  Check out the Student Awards and Financial Aid website for these.