BSWD / CSG - University of Windsor

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Bursary for Students with
Disabilities (BWSD)
Canada Study Grant for the
accommodation of students with
permanent disabilities (CSG)
BSWD
What is the BSWD?
The BSWD is a Bursary for Students with
Disabilities.
The BSWD is funded by the Government of
Ontario. Eligible full-time or part-time
students with permanent or temporary
disabilities may receive up to $2,000 per
academic year.
CSG
What is the CSG?
The CSG is a Canada study grant for the
accommodation of students with permanent
disabilities.
The CSG is funded by the Government of
Canada. Eligible full-time or part-time
students with permanent disabilities may
receive up to $8,000 per academic year.
The BSWD / CSG and Technology
Computer software, hardware, and other assistive
devices are deemed to be appropriate BSWD /
CSG expenses, on the basis of whether they are
required by a student due to the impact of their
disability on their participation in university or
college education.
The BSWD / CSG and Technology
Technology must be recommended in your
disability-related documentation in order for it to
be considered a legitimate BSWD / CSG
purchase.
You may be required to provide additional
supporting documentation, from an appropriate
diagnosing professional, prior to applying for
bursary funding.
Application Criteria
You must qualify for provincial OSAP in order to
be eligible to apply for the BSWD, and
federal OSAP in order to be eligible to apply
for the CSG.
These two sources of funding are accessed
from a single application.
Application Process
In order to apply for BSWD or CSG funding for
cost of equipment, you must first meet and
discuss this with your advisor at Student
Disability Services.
If you are eligible to apply for BSWD / CSG
funding for specific technology, your
Disability advisor explain the application
process, and guide you through the
application form.
Application Process
You may be required to gather additional
application documents, such as price quotes,
and submit these to your advisor.
Once your advisor has received all of the
necessary paperwork, they will forward your
BSWD/ CSG application to the Financial Aid
Office on campus.
Application Process
If your application is approved, your BSWD /
CSG cheque will be mailed to the address on
your application form.
Your advisor will inform you of exactly which
items to purchase, for which vendor(s).
Important Information
Once you have received your bursary cheque, you
have 30 days to make your equipment
purchases.
You must submit receipts to your Disability advisor
for all of your BSWD / CSG purchases.
Failure to provide receipts will prevent you from
accessing OSAP funding during subsequent
semesters, in addition to other financial
consequences.
Important Information
Extra BSWD / CSG funds must be returned to
the Financial Aid Office.
The amount of your bursary will be considered
as taxable income on a Revenue Canada
T4A form.
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