Draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting financial assistance for education expenses | Protecteur du Citoyen
February 10, 2015

Draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting financial assistance for education expenses

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After examining the draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting financial assistance for education expenses, the Québec Ombudsman is satisfied with the clarification of the nature of the income used to compute the contribution of the parents, sponsor or spouse, notably by the taking into account of locked-in retirement accounts.

In 2014, the Québec Ombudsman made a recommendation in that vein to the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science further to complaints from students who had been wrongly deemed ineligible for the Department’s financial assistance program. It feels that the proposed amendment to the current Regulation will make it possible to prevent this situation from occurring with other students.