Students with Disabilities
Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Disabilities (CSG-DSE)
Beginning in the 2022-23 academic year, students who are verified as having a permanent disability (PD), or persistent or prolonged disability (PPD) may be considered for additional funding through OSAP such as the Canada Student Grant for Students with Disabilities.
Additional funding may be available through the Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Disabilities (CSG-DSE) to help eligible full- and part-time students with the costs of eligible disability-related educational services and equipment, such as note-takers, tutors, or assistive technology.
Students receiving financial aid from another province or territory should contact their province or territory to learn more about the disability-related programs that may be available.
Am I Eligible for the BSWD and CSG-DSE?
If a student has received the maximum funding through BSWD and CSG-DSE, then the Alternate Grant may provide additional support upon the recommendation of Accessibility Services. For more information about the Alternate Grant and to apply, contact your Accessibility Services advisor.
Find out more about the BSWD and CSG-DSE and eligibility.
How Do I Apply for the BSWD and CSG-DSE?
BSWD/CSG-DSE Receipt Information, Instructions, and Deadlines
Accessibility Services advisors on each campus can provide information and assist with certain applications. Students with financial need who are not eligible for government funding for their disability-related educational expenses, or are not eligible for funding for all of their accommodations, can apply to the University for consideration of their needs.