Disability Grant Funding Application Information

If you are a student experiencing permanent, persistent, or prolonged disabilities, you may be eligible for government grants. Applications may take 4-8 weeks to process, so apply early!

Note: Funding eligibility is determined by eligibility for Canada Student Loans and based on documentation from a licensed professional.

Canada Student Grant for Students with Disabilities

Students assessed as experiencing permanent, persistent, or prolonged disabilities may be eligible for up to $2800.00 per academic year.

Loan and Grant Application Deadlines - 2023/24 Academic Year:

Deadlines are based on the study period start and end dates listed on your Alberta Student Loan application  (see the deadline for services and equipment grants)

Academic Term 2023/2024 Start Date End Date Deadline
Whole academic year Sept. 5, 2023 Apr. 20, 2024 Mar. 18, 2024
Full-time or Part-time Fall 2023 semester only Sept. 5, 2023 Dec. 23, 2023 Nov. 20, 2023
Full-time or Part-time Winter 2024 semester only Jan. 4, 2024 Apr. 20, 2024 Mar. 18, 2024
Full-time or Part-time Spring 2024 semester only May 6, 2024 June 21, 2024 May 20, 2024
Full-time or Part-time Summer 2024 semester only July 2, 2024 Aug. 20, 2024 July 18, 202

Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Disabilities

As a student experiencing a disability, you may require assistive technology and/or services to show your academic potential at Mount Royal. 

  • Students may be eligible for up to $20,000 per school year for the Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities. This grant covers exceptional education-related costs associated with a student's disability.
  • Examples of assistive technology include computers with screen reading software (e.g. Read&Write, JAWS or ZoomText), voice-activated software (e.g. Dragon Naturally Speaking), or audio recording devices (e.g. Livescribe Pen). Services may include sign language interpreters or tutors.

For more information:

How to Apply for Grants for Students with Disabilities

  • First, complete an Alberta Student Aid application. You must be eligible for a Canada Student Loan in order to receive grants.
  • Register with our office and meet with an Access Advisor. They will assess if you might be eligible for grants. They might also refer you to an Assistive Technology Advisor who can assess if you might be eligible for technology grants. 

    • If you may be eligible for grants, the Access Advisor, Access Supports Coordinator, or Assistive Technology Advisor will complete a form called a Schedule 4 (disability grant application) and submit it to Alberta Student Aid on your behalf. 
  • Once you have been approved for grants, you will be automatically assessed for grant eligibility each year you complete a new Student Aid Alberta application.

Student Loan Application Resources

A step-by-step guide to help with Funding Your Education 

You may apply for a Canada Student loan as either a Full Time or Part Time student:

  • Full-Time (Students taking 9 or more credits per semester during the fall and winter semesters; 6 credits in spring and summer semesters; or students with Full-time Equivalent (FTEQ) status)
    • Alberta Student Aid online application
    • This 5 minute Alberta Student Aid video will explain how to complete a Full Time loan application
    • Alberta Student Aid application screenshots assist you in this process
  • Part-Time (Students taking less than 9 credits per semester during the fall and winter semesters; less than 6 credits during the spring and summer semesters)
    • Alberta Student Aid Part-Time Student information
    • Part-time students must complete the paper part-time application form and follow the instructions on the form to submit.
    • Take or email your completed Part-Time Student Loan applications to MRU Registration and Financial Aid located in A101 (8:30 - 4:30 Mon - Fri)
    • Let your Access Advisor know via email that you have submitted a Part-Time application to MRU Financial Aid.

For further information, visit Alberta Student Aid's Resources For Students webpage.

If you receive notice of a $0.00 award or ineligibility from Alberta Student Aid, contact the Access Supports Coordinator in Y201 as soon as possible.

Additional Information

Ask for deferral of your fees (if necessary)

If you have not received your Student Loan funding by the MRU fee payment deadline, contact MRU Registration and Financial Aid (A101) to extend your fee deadline. If fees are not paid on time your class registration will be dropped.

After your Student Aid application is approved

Visit the Alberta Student Aid website to find information about Getting Your Money and Loan Agreements.

Your Canada Student Grant money will not be issued until the Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) form(s) has been processed

If students are unable to access their Alberta Student Aid account, they should contact the Alberta Student Aid Service Centre to arrange to have their correspondence and MSFAAs sent to them.

Alberta Student Aid Service Centre contact information

Hours of operation and contact information are available through the Alberta Student Aid Service Centre website.

Phone (toll-free): 1-855-606-2096, Option 1

Who to contact for assistance:

MRU Access Supports Coordinator

Alberta Student Aid

Other sources of funding: