Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find information about financial assistance to support my post-secondary studies?
There are many financial assistance programs available for college and university study through the provincial, territorial and federal governments. A number of non-governmental organizations such as the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (www.aucc.ca), the Canadian Paraplegic Association (www.canparaplegic.org), the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (www.ldac-taac.ca), the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (http://www.chha.ca/chha/) and the Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians (http://www.blindcanadians.ca/ ) also offer designated scholarships or bursaries to support the post-secondary education of students with disabilities. Many schools establish bursaries for students with disabilities. Contact the Awards office at your college or university of choice for further information. You can also check out the Financial Aid Directory available on the National Educational Association of Disabled Students’ (NEADS) Web site: http://www.neads.ca/en/norc/funding/
Don’t forget that there are plenty of bursaries, awards and scholarships that are open to all students. We encourage you to research directories on this subject, which are usually available in both school and public libraries. There are also funding references on the Internet, such as at http://www.studentawards.com, that might be of help.