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Check our COVID-19 Guide for updates on Library services and resources.

Disability Resources

Advocating for an accessible learning environment for all students at Red Deer College.

COVID-19 Funding Information for Students

Canada's COVID-19 Benefits for Students and Recent Graduates
Students who have received benefits related to the following federal COVID-19 support programs do not need to include them on their Student Aid application. 

These benefits will not be used as a resource:

If you have already applied and included any of these benefits as a resource, you can login to your Alberta Student Aid account and submit a Request for Review on your application.

For more information, call the Alberta Student Aid Service Centre at 1-855-606-2096, option 1 (Toll-free anywhere in North America)


If you are a Canadian student with a documented, permanent disability and in a course or program that is Student Aid eligible, you may be eligible for grants designed to assist you with education and living costs and exceptional education-related costs such as assistive services or equipment.


  • Complete an Alberta Student Aid application.
  • Meet with a Disability Resources Coordinator at RDC to discuss the grants associated with both Canada Student Loans and Alberta Student Aid.
  • Submit appropriate documentation to Disability Resources at RDC so that appropriate recommendations for services and technology can be made, and so the Coordinator can sign Student Aid's Schedule 4 that will recommend eligibility for grants.

RDC Student Connect Centre

The Student Connect Centre is a one-stop-shop for information regarding financial support and resources, program information, general academic advising and student records.

The Student Connect Centre is located in room 1102.

t: 403.342.3254 | f: 403.342.3262 | e:

Reduced Course Load

Students with permanent disabilities taking between 40% and 59% of a full-time course load may choose to apply for either full-time or part-time student aid.

  • Full-Time (reduced course load 40%-59%)
  • Part-Time (20-59% of a full course load)

Find out more about RDC’s full-time course load requirements.

Alberta Works Reduced Course Load

Students funded through Alberta Works who are unable to attend on a full-time basis due to their disability may be able to apply for full-time learner benefits while taking a minimum of a 40% course load. Contact Alberta Works for more information.


RDC Student Connect Centre has current information on awards and scholarships available to students.

Disability Awards has a database of scholarships and bursaries specifically for students with disabilities.