Government funding

Welcome to our Government Funding page

If you are a student with a documented disability, please note the following information:

For our Quebec students:

Filing your application

Présentation d'une demande

Allowance for Special Needs Program

Programme d'allocation pour des besoins particuliers

Quick reference for uploading documents:

Submit a document to Aide financière aux études

Transmettre un document à l'Aide financière aux études

For our Ontario students:

Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)

Ontario OSAP-BSWD 2016-2017.pdf

Disability Tax Credit

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit used to reduce income tax payable on the income tax and benefit return. A person with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions may claim the disability amount once they are eligible for the DTC.

The purpose of the DTC is to provide for greater tax equity by allowing some relief for disability costs, since these are unavoidable additional expenses that other taxpayers don’t have to face. Being eligible for the DTC can open the door to other federal, provincial, or territorial programs such as the registered disability savings plan, the working income tax benefit, and the child disability benefit.

Have More Questions?

If you have additional questions regarding your disability-related government funding you can contact the OSD. For further questions regarding overall government funding, please visit the Government Aid site of the Scholarship and Financial Aid office.