Full-Time Students with a Permanent Disability
If you have a documented Permanent disability is a functional limitation caused by a physical or mental impairment that restricts the person’s ability to participate in post-secondary studies or in the labor force, and that is expected to remain for the person’s natural life.” and will be studying at a Designated school is a post-secondary school that has been approved by the Province of British Columbia as eligible for Canada student loan and StudentAid BC loan programs. This designation may apply to all or only some of the study programs offered by the school. It the student’s school or program is not designated, then the student’s application for funding will be denied.”>designated post-secondary institution, the following programs may help you.
- Appendix 8 (Request for permanent disability programs)
Provincial grants and bursaries
- Assistance program for students with permanent disabilities
- B.C. access grant for deaf students
- B.C. access grant for students with permanent disabilities
- B.C. supplemental bursary for students with a permanent disability
- Learning disability assessment bursary
- Assistive Technology B.C.
provides assistive technology services to support post-secondary students or employees who have a disability.
- Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources
provides accessible learning and teaching materials to students and instructors who cannot use conventional print because of disabilities.
- Resource Directory of Programs and Services
provides information for potential students and their counselors, families, and referral agencies on programs and services for students with disabilities at public post-secondary institutions.
- Post Secondary Communication Access Services (PCAS)
a province-wide service to support students with hearing loss.
Part-Time Students with a Permanent Disability
Repayment assistance plan for borrowers with a permanent disability
Canada RAP-PD and B.C. RAP-PD have the same eligibility requirements. You may be eligible for Canada and B.C. RAP-PD if you:
- have a Canada-B.C. integrated student loan;
- are a resident of Canada;
- have a permanent disability; and
- meet the income threshold set for the program
Visit the British Columbia Student Financial Aid Website for more information
Last Updated: 2023-01-04