Nova Scotia

Grant for Services and Equipment

Complex application

Tax filing not required

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Grant for Services and Equipment reduces barriers for post-secondary students living with permanent disabilities. The grant is available to students even if you do not need financial help to pay for school.

The grant covers educational-related equipment costs students may have to remove barriers while attending post-secondary school, including but not limited to a computer or laptop, noise cancelling headphones, assistive software, such as voice recognition, screen readers, and screen magnifiers, Smart Pens, and FM systems for use with or without hearing aids.

You may also use this grant to help cover costs related to your studies, such as:

  • Tutoring.
  • Note taking.
  • Translation.
  • Attendant care in classroom setting.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Resident of Nova Scotia with a Nova Scotia Health Card.
  • Attending university, community college or private career college.
  • Living with a disability.

Health card

For example:

  • valid health card with no photo, name and address
  • valid health card with photo, name and address
  • MCP (Medical Care Plan) number
  • Valid ambulance/dental services card
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour identification number
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour file number (Income Support Card).

To apply for this program, follow the How to Apply: Step-by-Step Guide.

You must first apply for Nova Scotia Student Assistance and declare your disability, even if you do not need a student loan.

Last updated: October 26, 2021