Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Funding for Students with Disabilities

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has an information page for students with permanent disabilities. You can find it, and more of the following information, HERE.

The Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities (CSG- PDSE)

Students with permanent disabilities can apply for grants for services and equipment through the Newfoundland and Labrador Integrated Student Financial Assistance Program. The application for can be found HERE. The Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities (CSG- PDSE) provides up to $8000 per year for education-related costs associated with the disability (costs for hiring tutors, note-takers or interpreters, braille-related expenses or technical aids). Once your application is processed, you will receive written notification of your eligibility. This grant is available for each year of post-secondary studies, provided you continue to meet the eligibility criteria. This includes post-secondary studies beyond the undergraduate level.

In order to be eligible for CSG-PDSE and Grant for High Need Students with Permanent Disabilities, if required, you must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Have been deemed eligible for the Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities;
  • Have identified barriers/limitations that restrict your ability to perform the daily activities necessary to participate in your studies;
  • Not be in default of a Canada Student Loan;
  • Demonstrate financial need through the Student Aid application for full-time or part-time studies; and
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary level program at a designated post-secondary institution as a full-time or part-time student.

You are advised to apply for the Grants for Services and Equipment when you apply for Student Aid. The deadline to apply is eight weeks after the start of classes or for semesters less than twelve weeks, two weeks after the first day of classes.

Grant for High Need Students with Permanent Disabilities

The Grant for High Need Students with Permanent Disabilities provides assistance to cover education-related costs associated with a permanent disability over the amount available from the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities.

To be considered for this grant, you must submit the Application for Grants for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities PDF (2.3 MB) and you will be automatically assessed. If this grant is required, funds will be disbursed the same as for the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE).

Note: Funds will be issued the same as the Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities.

Information about deadlines, applying, receiving your funds, and the services/equipment available through these funding options are outlined HERE.