Learning & Financial Supports

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Learning supports

Our Library Learning Commons (LLC) offers customized accessible library services for students with disabilities, including students who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

  • Retrieval of books and materials from the shelves
  • Extended loan policy
  • Assistance with photocopying
  • Library tours
  • Research assistance
  • Library instruction workshops
  • Assistive devices, computers and adaptive technology
  • Print and other media in alternative formats

Our Tutoring and Learning Centres (TLCs) offers peer-tutors to help you learn how to study, write papers and edit and proofread your work.

Our PeerConnect are friendly, drop-in places to meet with other students and share what works. They offer regular workshops and study groups.

See FAQ: How can I study better?

Modified fees

George Brown recognizes that many students with a disability may need to reduce their course load and extend their program over a longer period of time, and should not be financially penalized for this accommodation. Your Accessibility Consultant will discuss the Modified Tuition Fee process for students with disabilities. Please note: Students who are accessing OSAP support must have a permanent disability to reduce their course load below 66% without affecting their OSAP status.

OSAP Bursary and Canada Study Grant

Students with disabilities, who receive OSAP, may qualify for special funding, such as the Bursary for a Student with a Disability (BSWD)

The following link contains the Bursary for Student with Disability (BSWD) Brochure for the 2017-2018 academic study period

You can also apply for an additional $2000 a year from the Canada Study Grants for Persons with Permanent Disabilities. This money can be used for any purpose, such as rent, food or books. Talk to your Consultant about whether you are eligible.

To qualify for these additional supports, students must have a permanent disability.