Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities
Student financial assistance from the Government of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick is designed to help eligible New Brunswick residents access post-secondary educational opportunities and to encourage them to complete their education in a timely and successful manner.
All federal and provincial student loan, grant and bursary programs for New Brunswick post-secondary students are administered by Student Financial Services.
You can also get information about financial assistance for part-time students at CanLearn.ca, from the Canada Student Loans Part-time Studies pamphlet, or by calling Student Financial Services (SFS).
To be eligible for full-time federal and provincial student financial assistance, you must meet all of the following conditions:
. You must be a student with permanent disabilities.
. You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, or be designated as a protected person within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
. You must be a resident of New Brunswick (see Section 3 of the application form);
. You must demonstrate financial need (see “How Your Need Is Calculated”) in the Information Guide located at www.studentaid.gc.ca);
. You must be enrolled in, and maintain, a minimum of 60 per cent of a full-time course load (students with a permanent disability must enrol in at least 40 per cent of a full-time course load);
. You must be enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program of a duration of at least 12 weeks at a designated post-secondary educational institution;
. You must maintain a Satisfactory Scholastic Standard;
. You must be within the Periods of Studies Plus 1 Limit and the Lifetime Limit;
. Your previous Canada or New Brunswick Student Loans must be in good standing or have been repaid; and
. You must pass the federal and provincial credit checks if you are a first-time applicant 22 years of age or older.
The application form is located on the Student Financial Services web site at www.studentaid.gnb.ca .
Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities: Formerly named the Canada Study Grant for the Accommodation of Students with Permanent Disabilities. Under this grant, students with permanent disabilities who have exceptional education-related costs such as tutors, note-takers, interpreters, braillers or technical aids receive up to $8,000 per academic year. Once your application is processed, you will receive written notification of your eligibility. A separate application form, available at www.studentaid.gnb.ca, is required for this grant.