Students entitled to free educational services
All residents of Québec are entitled to the free educational services provided for by the Education Act and the Basic school regulation for preschool, elementary and secondary education from the first day of the school calendar in the school year in which they reach the age of admission to the last day of the school calendar in the school year in which they reach 18 years of age, or 21 years of age in the case of a handicapped person within the meaning of the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration.
This right to free educational services also extends to vocational training. However, students 18 years of age or older, or 21 years of age or older in the case of handicapped persons within the meaning of the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace education, are subject to the conditions prescribed by the Basic vocational training regulation.
Residents of Québec who are no longer subject to compulsory school attendance are entitled to free literacy services and the other learning services prescribed by the Basic adult general education regulation, subject to the conditions prescribed by this regulation.
Moreover, a non-resident of Québec is entitled to free educational services if:
- the person having parental authority over the person in question ordinarily resides in Québec
- the student is of full age and ordinarily resides in Québec, or
- the person in question is in any other situation covered by government regulation