Government of Yukon Funding for Students with Disabilities

The Yukon Grant

The Yukon Grant is available for Yukon students who are taking full-time post-secondary classes at a designated institution.

Eligibility
Full-time studies: What counts as full-time?

An institution must consider a student to be registered in a full-time post-secondary program in order to be considered for Yukon Grant funding. Some institutions have different rules. Please check with your institution if you are not sure.

If you are a student with a permanent disability, please check with your institution to see what supports are in place and whether you can qualify for a reduced course load and still be considered a full- time student for Yukon Grant purposes.

Information about applying can be found here.

Apply to Canada Student Loans and Grants as a Yukon Student

Canada Student Loans and Grants are provided by the Government of Canada to help students pay for post-secondary education. The Yukon Department of Education administers the Canada Student Loan and Grant Programs on behalf of the Government of Canada.

The Yukon information page about Canada Student Loans and Grants can be found here.

There are several types of grants available to full-time students. To be eligible for any of the grants, you must first qualify for a loan, even if you choose not to take it.

Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities – $2000 per loan year

To be eligible for this grant, you must meet the criteria for students with permanent disabilities, as outlined in the Canada Student Financial Assistance Regulations. Under the regulations, permanent disability means “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 the labour force; and is expected to remain with the person for the person’s expected life.”

You will be required to provide proof of your permanent disability by providing one of the following:

  • a medical certificate or
  • a psycho-educational assessment or
  • documentation proving receipt of federal or provincial permanent disability assistance

Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities – up to $8000 per loan year

To be eligible for this grant, you must meet all of the criteria for the Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities, described above. This grant is intended to assist with exceptional education-related services or equipment costs, such as specialized tutors, note takers, Braille products, voice recognition software, etc. You must provide written confirmation from a representative at your institution or from your doctor or other medical professional, indicating that you are in need of specific services and/or equipment. Depending on the type of disability, additional information may be required. At the end of your school year you will be required to provide receipts for all approved costs.

Part-Time Students

Part-time students may receive up to $10,000 in Canada Student Loans. You apply for your part-time loan in the province/territory where you last lived for 12 months in a row while not in full-time post-secondary studies.

Students with disabilities must be taking under 40% of a full course load to be considered part-time.