Government of Ontario

Government of Canada

2018-19 Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE)

Purpose

You can get funding to help pay for your disability-related educational services and/or equipment needed to participate in postsecondary studies. The costs of a psycho-educational assessment or other disability assessment may also be considered.

Use this application to be considered for funding during the 2018-19 academic year as follows:

Who is eligible

Your eligibility for funding consideration is based on your disability status:

Definition: Permanent disability

A permanent disability is a functional limitation that:

In addition, you must have applied for and be eligible for funding from one of the following sources for your 2018-19 study period:

How your disability-related educational costs are considered

Each assessment, service or equipment request is considered on an individual basis. Information provided from your health care provider (doctor or other regulated health care professional) and/or from your Office for Students with Disabilities (if applicable) is used to determine what costs will be funded. You must also meet all of the eligibility requirements for this program.

You may be provided funding for all or a portion of the costs of the assessment, services or equipment requested. Approved amounts are subject to maximum limits so it is possible that not all of your costs are covered.

Note:
Services and equipment eligible for funding by any 3rd party, such as through insurance, may not be considered for either BSWD or CSG-PDSE funding.

Documentation you will have to provide

When you are submitting your application

Documentation is required to confirm that, due to your disability, the services, equipment and/or assessment selected on your application are needed so you can go to school. See Section D: Required documentation on the application for details.

After you’ve been approved for funding

You will have to provide original receipts showing that you purchased the items that you were issued BSWD and/or CSG-PDSE funding. Further instructions will be provided once your funding is released.

Where to send your application

If you’re going to a school in Ontario:

Send your completed application and all required documents to your school’s financial aid office.

If you’re going to a school outside of Ontario:

Send your completed application to your school’s financial aid office so they can complete Section H: Enrolment confirmation and declaration by financial aid administrator at a private school in Ontario or at any school located out of Ontario.

When you receive your application back from your school, send it along with and all required documents to:

       Student Financial Assistance Branch
       Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
       PO Box 4500, 189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
       Thunder Bay, Ontario
       P7B 6G9

Deadlines

After you’ve been approved for funding

Your completed application must be received by your financial aid office or the ministry 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.

Proof of purchase for approved assessments, services and/or equipment

Original receipts for each approved item must be received by your financial aid office or the ministry no later than 30 days after the end of your study period. If you received funds for services (e.g. tutors, note-takers), you must also provide a time log that lists when each of the approved services was used.

Note:
If you don’t provide acceptable proof and/or the purchase price was less than the approved funding amount for an item, you will have to return all or a portion of the funds issued. Contact your financial aid office for details.

Help with the application

If you’re going to a school in Ontario:

The Office for Students with Disabilities or the financial aid office at your school can help you with any questions about this application. The disability advisors there can also provide information about disability-related services, supports and equipment available at your school.

If you school does not have an Office for Students with Disabilities, you can discuss your disability- related educational needs with your health care provider (doctor or other regulated health care professional).

If you’re going to a school outside of Ontario:

Contact the ministry at:

       Student Financial Assistance Branch
       Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
       PO Box 4500, 189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
       Thunder Bay, Ontario
       P7B 6G9

General inquiry telephone service is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Government of Ontario

Government of Canada

2018-19 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: Request for assessments, services, and/or equipment

Select the items required to accommodate your disability-related needs while you’re in postsecondary studies. If additional space is needed to outline the type of services and/or equipment required, provide the information in a separate letter and attach it to your application.

A cost estimate must be provided for each item requested. Include taxes and shipping (if applicable) in the amount provided. Enter amounts in dollars only. Do not enter cents or use periods or commas.

Each category may be subject to a funding cap. This means that not all of your costs may be covered even if your application is approved.

Note to students attending a public university or college in Ontario

You must work with an advisor in the Disability Services Office at your school when completing Section C.

Note to students attending a private school in Ontario or any school located outside of Ontario

Work with the disability adviser at your school or your health care provider (doctor or other regulated health care professional) when completing Section C.

Assessments



Services

A written estimate for service requested is required. See Section D for details.









Computer equipment


Indicate format required (select one only)

Computer software and accessories








Assistive software







Assistive Equipment







Section D: Required documentation

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

Section E: 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, Ontario, 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 F: Declaration by the Office for Students with Disabilities (offices in public universities and colleges in Ontario only)

I declare that based on the information provided on this application:




Section G: Enrolment confirmation and declarations by Financial Aid Administrator at a public Ontario college or university

I declare that:




Section H: Enrolment confirmation and declarations by Financial Aid Administrator at a private school in Ontario or at any school located out of Ontario

I declare that based on the information provided on this application, the student is enrolled and registered for the study period indicated.