The Saskatchewan government is offering money to help permanently disabled students pay for their post secondary schooling.
Grant money is being made available for eligible students through several features of the Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loan Program.
One program feature, said spokesperson Tammy Bloor-Cavers, allows eligible students access to assistive equipment.
“They’re also eligible for Canada-Saskatchewan, as you mentioned, Student Grant for Student Services and Equipment, which provides up to $10,000 per program year,” she said.
Some equipment included is tutors, interpreters, computer software and any specialized transportation.
“Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loan Program requires fixed contribution by all students,” noted Bloor-Cavers. “And for permanent disabilities, that contribution is waivered.”
Other features of the program include up $2,000 for eligible students to help pay for their tuition and/or living costs, as well as reduced course load while still being eligible for loans and grants for a longer academic period.
Students are now able to submit their financial assistance applications for the 2018-19 student loan year after August 1st.