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Lump sum payment of $100 for students (COVID-19)

The Québec government is introducing a temporary measure aimed at acknowledging the difficulties experienced by the students during the COVID-19 health crisis. The persons eligible under this measure may obtain a maximum lump sum payment of $200, that is, $100 per term.


To be entitled to benefit from this relief measure, a person must, during the fall 2020 or winter 2021 term:

  • be enrolled in a Québec educational institution recognized by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur
  • have a permanent code  
  • be studying on a full-time basis in accordance with the criteria approved by the Conseil du Trésor
  • be enrolled in credit courses that would have required attendance in Québec in a context other than the pandemic
  • have the authorization to study in Québec (for international students)
  • have a bank account at a Canadian financial institution
  • agree to having their banking information passed on to the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur and to the Agence du revenu du Québec (ARQ)

For more information, see the additional information document (PDF 439 Kb).

To be considered a full-time student

The person is deemed to be a full-time student if they were in one of the following situations:

  • Enrolled in college-level courses with a total of at least 180 periods (hours) of instruction.
  • Enrolled in four college-level courses, one of which is in Discipline 109 (Physical Education), and have a total of at least 165 periods of instruction.
  • Enrolled in recognition of acquired competencies (RAC) activities equivalent to 180 classroom periods offered in the regular teaching method at a college.
  • Enrolled in 12 or more undergraduate credits at one or more institutions.
  • Enrolled in training or research activities at the graduate or doctorate level and recognized as a full-time student by their institution.
  • Deemed to be pursuing full-time studies by virtue of sections 46 (Student deemed to be full-time) and 47 (Major functional deficiencies) of the Regulation respecting financial assistance for education expenses.
  • Enrolled in the same term in college and university courses with a total of at least 180 periods of instruction. For the purposes of this measure, one university credit is equivalent to 15 hours of classes.

How to apply

Students must complete the application form available on their educational institution's website. An alternative solution, such as sending an email, is offered by institutions that do not have a website.

Students should contact the Registrar’s Office of their educational institution for any questions regarding the identification process and access to the form.

The deadline to apply for this lump sum is February 28, 2022.

Lump sum payments

Lump sum payments will be processed electronically beginning in mid September 2021, based on the order in which applications are received. Please note that payments will be made over several weeks.

This amount will not affect other forms of student financial assistance, such as loans and bursaries.

Last update: January 25, 2022


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