How to Apply

Have you checked to see if you qualify?

Have you registered through Nova Scotia Student Assistance and declared your disability?

  • Yes. Continue.
  • No. Apply now, even if you will not need a student loan. Here is the link to student assistance.

Each student who declares having a permanent disability and who has one dollar of financial need is automatically awarded a $2000 Canada Student Grant each academic year. You do not repay this grant.

Other disability-related grants for services and equipment of up to $20,000 for each academic year are also available. Each institution has an accessibility office that can discuss what your needs are. Make an appointment.

If there is no accessibility office at your institution, call Post-Secondary Accessibility Services at 1-800-565-8420.

Has an appropriate and qualified medical assessor completed the Disability Verification Form on your behalf?

  • Yes. Continue.
  • No. Arrange to have this form completed by self-declaring your disability through your myPATH account. If you do not have a myPATH account please select student assistance to take you to the website to register.

Have you submitted your completed Disability Verification Form in MyPATH?

  • Yes. Continue.
  • No. You must upload this form through your MyPATH account so it can be reviewed for eligibility for grants. Do this before continuing.

Have you been approved as a student with a permanent disability?

Submit services and equipment requests online through MyPATH

The accessibility office at your institution can help with this. They can help you identify the specific barriers you may experience in your chosen area of study. They can also suggest which services and equipment could help you overcome those barriers.

NOTE: Part-time students or no accessibility office at your school, call Post-Secondary Accessibility Services at 1-800-565-8420

To apply for services and equipment go through student assistance MyPATH. Click on the following link to help you apply for services and equipment.