SGS Accessibility Grant
- Award Category: Doctoral Awards, Financial Assistance, In-Course Awards, International Awards, Master's Awards
- Application Dates : Fall / Winter / Summer
- Value & Duration : Amounts vary and are based on the financial need and cost of accommodations. Students can apply at any time during their academic year, as long as they are considered to be a registered student
- Level of Study : Doctoral, Master’s, Professional Master’s
- Required Legal Status : Domestic / International
- Results : Once the completed application (and all necessary documentation) has been received by Financial Aid and Advising at SGS the Accessibility Counsellor will be provided with the results of the application, if possible, within two to three weeks.
The SGS Accessibility Grant supports significant educational expenses not normally covered by the student, the graduate unit, provincial, or federal agencies. We recognize that each student’s situation is unique and funding will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. The grant was established to assist with accommodations necessary to meet unexpected needs arising from the particular demands of the graduate program.
Eligible students must be currently registered as a part-time or full-time graduate student; students must be registered with U of T Accessibility Services. The grant is intended to assist with relatively short-term needs that are required to complete the program, and that arise from the specific nature of the program; it is not intended for everyday assistance and need.
All other potential sources of support need to be explored before requesting an Accessibility Grant. Students with known disabilities are expected to plan for their own long-term expenses; the grant is intended only to help provide for needs that could not reasonably be anticipated. Domestic students with known disabilities need to apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD); students receiving aid from another province or territory should contact their province or territory to learn more about the disability-related programs that may be available; international students need to come prepared with resources to cover the additional expenses. Students are expected to have consulted with their supervisors/graduate units to discuss possible accommodations.
Students must be registered with Accessibility Services and consult their Accessibility Counsellor before submitting their application to SGS.
Students will receive the grant if the application is successful and be given until the end of the academic year to provide receipts if necessary or the grant will be cancelled and the funds will need to be repaid.