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Where can students with learning disabilities receive funding to help cover the cost of disability assessments?

Effective August 1, 2000, the Canada Study Grant for students with disabilities includes as an eligible education-related expense, 75% of the cost of a diagnostic assessment for learning disabilities (up to a maximum of $1,200 per loan year). The $1,200 is included in the maximum entitlement of $8,000 per loan year under the Canada Study Grant for disabled students. Qualifying students must pay for their assessment up-front and will then be reimbursed through the CSG. For further information contact:

Human Resources Development Canada
Canada Student Loans Program
P.O. Box 2090, Station ‘D’
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6C9
Telephone: (819) 994-1844
Toll-free: (888) 432-7377
Web site:

The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) is another valuable resource for information on assessments, where to have them done, and options for supporting the cost. The Association may be contacted at:

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)
323 Chapel Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7Z2
Telephone: (613) 238-5721
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