Government of Ontario

Government of Canada

2016-2017 Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE)

How It Works

You can get funding to help pay for disability-related equipment and/or services required for your education. The funding comes from the Government of Ontario through the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and from the Government of Canada through the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE). You will be considered for both programs by filling out this application form.

To be eligible for the Canada program you must have a permanent disability, which is defined as a functional limitation:

To be eligible for the Ontario program, you must have either a permanent or a temporary disability.

You must provide supporting documents to verify your disability. Documentation is usually only required once by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (the "ministry"). However, the ministry or your school can ask for additional documentation at any time to confirm or re-establish disability status.

Steps to Follow in Completing Your Application

All services and equipment must be recommended by your physician, other regulated health care professional, or a disability advisor at your school:

Begin your application process before your classes start as it may take time to get all the required documentation.

Where to Send Your Application

Application and Supporting Document Deadlines

Your completed application must be received no later than 60 days before the end of your study period. All supporting documentation must be received no later than 40 days before the end of your study period. Any approved funds cannot be released to you until your school has confirmed your enrolment.

Documentation Required With Your Application

You must provide the following supporting documents (as applicable) to support your application:

How Your Service and/or Equipment Costs are Considered

You may be reimbursed for the cost of the recommended disability-related equipment and software purchased no more than 60 days prior to your study period start date. Costs for psycho-educational assessments performed up to 6 months prior to your study period start date may also be reimbursed. All amounts approved are subject to caps. Also note the following:

Documentation Required After Your Application is Approved

You must provide receipts for your approved services and/or equipment as follows:

If receipts are not provided and/or you do not use all of the funds provided to you in your study period, you must return the un-receipted/unused funding. Failure to do so may result in you being restricted from receiving any further OSAP funding, including the 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant and BSWD/CSG-PDSE.

Government of Ontario

Government of Canada

2016-2017 Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE)

Section A: Student Information





Mailing Address








Section B: Information about Your School and Program



For the above study period, what type of financial aid have you applied for?



Section C: Equipment and/or Services

Indicate the service(s) and/or equipment requested below. All requests must be supported by a recommendation from a disability advisor from your school or in consultation with your physician or other regulated health care professional. You should work with them to complete this section. If you require additional space to explain the item(s) you are requesting, provide the information in a seperate letter and attach it to this application.

Individual costs must be provided for each item requested. Enter amounts in dollars only. Do not enter centers or use periods or commas. All amounts subjected to caps.

Assessments



Services

Estimates must be attached to this application for each service requested. Estimates for each service must include the following:









Equipment

Include taxes and shipping for each type of equipment.

Computer Package (eligible for funding once every four years only)

  OR   




Note: You must choose either a tablet or a laptop/computer, but not both. You may be funded once every four years, but only for one of the devices. A tablet will only be approved if the documentation provided demonstrates that it performs a function(s) specific to your disability-related need that cannot be performed by another device, at a similar cost.


Computer Accessories






Assistive Software







Assistive Equipment








Section D: Student Consents, Declarations and Signature

Notice of Collection and Use of Personal Information
Your personal information, including your Social Insurance Number (SIN), provided in connection with your student profile, this application and any previous applications and awards of financial assistance will be used by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (ministry) to administer and finance the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) program and by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to administer and finance the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE) program. Your SIN will be used as a general identifier in administering the BSWD/CSG-PDSE. The ministry and ESDC may use other parties for any of these activities. Under agreement with the ministry, your postsecondary school and, where authorized by the ministry, its agents who administer OSAP and its auditors use your personal information to administer the BSWD/CSG-PDSE.

Administration includes: determining your eligibility for a BSWD/CSG-PDSE award; verifying your application and supporting documentation, including verifying financial assistance provided under any other ministry program; paying your award; verifying your award; auditing your file; assessing and collecting overpayments; enforcing the legislation set out below and your agreements with the ministry and ESDC; and monitoring and auditing your postsecondary school or its authorized agents to ensure that they are administering the programs appropriately. In addition, administration by the ministry includes public reporting on postsecondary education and training, including the administration and financing of student assistance programs; planning, delivering, evaluating and monitoring student assistance programs for quality and improvements in both content and delivery; conducting risk management, error management, audit and quality assessment activities; conducting inspections or investigations; and conducting research related to postsecondary education and training, including all aspects of the BSWD/CSG-PDSE. You may be contacted to participate in surveys related to postsecondary education and training. Financing includes: planning, arranging or providing funding of the BSWD/CSG-PDSE.

The ministry administers the BSWD under the authority of ss.5, 15 and 16 of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.19, as amended and s. 10.1 of the Financial Administration Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.F.12, as amended, and the CSG-PDSE under the authority of the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, S.C. 1994, c.28, as amended, and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Regulations, SOR 95-329, as amended and s. 266.3(4) of the Education Act. If you have any questions about the collection or use of this information, contact the Director, Student Financial Assistance Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, PO Box 4500, 189 Red River Road, 4th Floor, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9, (807) 343-7260.

Student's Consent to the Indirect Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information (REQUIRED)

Student's Declaration

I have read and understood this section, including the notice of collection, use and disclosure of my personal information and my signature attests to my consent to the indirect collection, use and disclosure of my personal information.




Section E: Publicly Assisted Ontario College or University Approvals

Part one: Office for Students with Disabilities Approval

I hereby confirm that:





Part two: Financial Aid Office Approval

I hereby confirm that the above named student:






Section F: Private or Out of Province Postsecondary School Approvals

Financial Aid Office Approval

I hereby confirm that the above named student: