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Government Funding Programs in Prince Edward Island

Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities

Post-Secondary education is currently eligible under Prince Edward Island's EAPD program. The program guidelines indicate that students are also expected to seek alternate types of support, such as Canada Student Loans or Worker's Compensation. EAPD will be used to supplement these other programs. For example, EAPD support is to be used for assistive devices, human services such as a sign language interpreter, reader or note taker. EAPD may also be used in situations where support is needed to cover additional expenses with co-operative work/study programs. There was no waiting list for EAPD support in Prince Edward Island when we communicated with provincial officials. For more information contact:

Department of Health and Social Services
Child, Family & Community Services
16 Garfield St.
Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 7N8
Tel: 902-368-6530
Fax: 902-368-6136
Web site: http://www.gov.pe.ca/hss/cfacs-info/index.php3

Student Loans Program

Prince Edward Island's Student Loans are designed to provide financial assistance if you can't afford, but wish to attend a post-secondary institution, such as a University, Community College or a Private Trade School.

The Federal and Provincial Governments approve loans to help in your studies under the criteria agreed upon by the two levels of government. You, however, are mainly responsible for paying for your own education through careful planning, summer jobs and savings.

Assistance will be issued to you on the basis of your calculated need. Under the Student Loan Program, parents and spouses may also be expected to contribute financially to your education. To determine the amount you will need, resources available to you and your family, if applicable, are subtracted from total education costs. To qualify for assistance under the Prince Edward Island Student Loan Program, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Be a resident of Prince Edward Island.
  • Demonstrate that your financial resources aren't enough to meet your educational and living costs during the time you are in school.

Prince Edward Island Student Financial Services
Tel.: 902-368-4640
www.studentloan.pe.ca


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