Grants for Students with Disabilities
Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PD)- If you’re a student with a Permanent Disability studying full-time or part time, you may qualify for a non-repayable grant up to $4000 per program year
B.C. Supplemental Bursary for Students with Disabilities (SBSD)- This provincial grant is available to part-time and full-time students with permanent disabilities who are enrolled in University level courses and who qualify for the Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities. A $400 non-repayable grant is available to part-time students (20-39% course load) and a non-repayable grant of $800 for full-time students (40% course load or greater)
B.C. Access Grant for Students with a Permanent Disability (BCAG)- a non-repayable grant up to $1560 per program year for full-time students who qualify for a student loan. Student Aid BC will automatically access this if you are a full-time student who has been assessed to have a Permanent Disability by StudentAidBC.
Equipment/Services for Students with Permanent Disabilities
Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE)- a non-repayable grant up to $20,000 per program year for part-time and full-time students to purchase exceptional education-related services and/or equipment
Assistance Program for Students with Permanent Disabilities (APSD) – If you have exhausted your CSG-PDSE funding for the year, you may be eligible for APSD funding. This is a non-repayable grant of up to $10,000 ($12,000 if attendant care is required at school) per program year for the purchase of exceptional education-related services and/or equipment for students attending a designated public or private Post-Secondary institution in B.C. Non-Post-Secondary level students attending a designated public or private Post-Secondary school in British Columbia should contact the Disability Coordinator at their Post-Secondary institution for additional information.
Learning Disability Assessment Reimbursement - This application allows you to apply for reimbursement of up to 75% of the cost of one psycho-educational assessment for a learning disability (maximum of $1,700). The assessment must clearly indicate that a learning disability (specific learning disorder) has been diagnosed which meets the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnostic criteria.
Learning Disability Assessment Bursary (LDAB) – A bursary of up to $1800 to cover the cost of getting a Psychoeducational Assessment. If you have been recommended to have a learning disability assessment by a Learning Specialist in Accessibility Services at KPU, they will assist you with applying for this bursary.
- Michael Klinkhamer Endowed Bursary for Students with Disabilities $1000
- Project Bloom Breaking Barriers Endowed Award $1100
- Shirdi Sai Harmony Scholarship (physical challenge) New Award - $1000
- Community Living Endowed Award $1275
- Concord Pacific Harmony Trust Two Endowed Award $2135
- Janet and William Jackson Endowed Award $1000
- Jazzi Family APD Student Bursary 2 x $1000
- Rekha and Navnit Shah Endowed Memorial Award $700
- Semiahmoo House Society Endowed Award $1265
- The Amber Helser Award 2 x $1500
- White Spot Restaurant APD Student Bursary $1000
- Kwantlen Student Association Embracing A Challenge Endowed Award $1000
- Kwantlen Student Association Disability Endowed Award $1000
**To be considered for the grant programs listed above you must have your permanent disability status verified by StudentaidBC by submitting an appendix 8 and you must have a demonstrated financial need when you apply for full–time or part-time student aid funding.
For students with an approved verified permanent disability by StudentAidBC, full-time is defined at 40% (6 credits) of a full course load. **