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Tuition grant for persons with a Disability Tax Credit certificate

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Published on April 5, 2022 PDF

Private member’s bill C-255 proposes amending the Income Tax Act and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act so that students enrolled in a designated post-secondary educational institution with a Disability Tax Credit (DTC) certificate will receive a grant equal to their annual tuition fees. It is assumed that the bill will be effective August 1, 2022, the start of the 2022-23 loan year.

The PBO estimates the proposed tuition grant for persons with a Disability Tax Credit certificate will generate a 5-year total cost of $402 million. This includes a gross cost of $591 million and a cost recovery of $189 million.