Housing or Travel Assistance

The housing or travel assistance measure offsets the housing expenses of students who must be lodged outside their usual area of residence. In some cases, if the school board considers that it is preferable for a student to commute rather than to live away from home, this measure may provide travel assistance.

Here is a brief overview of the eligibility rules for the measure as it applies to youth sector students in general education enrolled in a special arts education project:

  • The student must be enrolled in an arts/study project approved by the Ministère.
  • The school the student is attending must be at least 20 kilometres from his or her usual residence.
  • The student must be declared to be enrolled in school on a full-time basis on September 30 of the current year.
  • The student must, with occasional exceptions, be covered by an agreement between the school board with jurisdiction over his or her school and the school board providing the schooling.
  • The student is not entitled to daily transportation services (transportation organized or subsidized by the school board providing the schooling, or public transit) between his or her usual residence and the school he or she attends.

To apply for an allowance for a child, parents must submit an application to the school board or private school concerned and provide the required documents.

The allowance will be granted only to students who meet all the conditions related to this measure. For students attending schools in the public sector, MELS will provide financial assistance of $225 per month of attendance, for a maximum of 10 months, or, exceptionally, 12 months with justification. For students in the private sector, MELS will provide financial assistance of $135 a month.

When a student meets the conditions for this assistance and the school board or educational institution considers, for social or economic reasons, for example, that it is preferable for the student to commute via some form of transportation rather than to accept housing, MELS grants financial assistance of $100 per month of attendance, for a maximum of 10 months, or, exceptionally, 12 months, with justification. For students in the private sector, MELS will provide financial assistance of $60 a month.

The housing or travel assistance measure offsets the housing expenses of students who must be lodged outside their usual area of residence. In some cases, if the school board considers that it is preferable for a student to commute rather than to live away from home, this measure may provide travel assistance.

Here is a brief overview of the eligibility rules for the measure as it applies to youth sector students in general education enrolled in a special arts education project:

  • The student must be enrolled in an arts/study project approved by the Ministère.
  • The school the student is attending must be at least 20 kilometres from his or her usual residence.
  • The student must be declared to be enrolled in school on a full-time basis on September 30 of the current year.
  • The student must, with occasional exceptions, be covered by an agreement between the school board with jurisdiction over his or her school and the school board providing the schooling.
  • The student is not entitled to daily transportation services (transportation organized or subsidized by the school board providing the schooling, or public transit) between his or her usual residence and the school he or she attends.

To apply for an allowance for a child, parents must submit an application to the school board or private school concerned and provide the required documents.

The allowance will be granted only to students who meet all the conditions related to this measure. For students attending schools in the public sector, MELS will provide financial assistance of $225 per month of attendance, for a maximum of 10 months, or, exceptionally, 12 months with justification. For students in the private sector, MELS will provide financial assistance of $135 a month.

When a student meets the conditions for this assistance and the school board or educational institution considers, for social or economic reasons, for example, that it is preferable for the student to commute via some form of transportation rather than to accept housing, MELS grants financial assistance of $100 per month of attendance, for a maximum of 10 months, or, exceptionally, 12 months, with justification. For students in the private sector, MELS will provide financial assistance of $60 a month.