44. The Minister may grant financial assistance to a person who is not eligible for a reason other than those mentioned in paragraphs 1 to 3 of section 11, in paragraph 1 of section 18, in paragraphs 1 to 3 of section 33 or in section 43, or who, although eligible, would not be entitled to sufficient financial assistance, if he considers that the pursuit of his studies by that student is otherwise jeopardized.
The total amount of financial assistance granted in the form of a loan for a given year of allocation must not, however, exceed the maximum amount determined under section 13 and the financial assistance granted in the form of a bursary under the first paragraph must not exceed the amount of financial assistance granted in the form of a loan under that paragraph.
In addition, where the Minister grants financial assistance under the first paragraph to a person who is no longer within the period of eligibility for a loan or a bursary, the financial assistance granted in the form of a bursary shall not exceed the amount established under the second paragraph of section 21. Where such assistance is granted to a person who benefits from an extension of the period of eligibility for a bursary, the financial assistance shall be granted only in the form of a loan.
The Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports may, subject to the same conditions, exercise that power to grant financial assistance for vocational training at the secondary level.
The Ministers must include a statement of the financial assistance granted under this section and the reasons for such payments in their annual activity reports.
1990, c. 11, s. 44; 1993, c. 51, s. 73; 1994, c. 16, s. 50; 1996, c. 79, s. 9; 2001, c. 18, s. 4; 2002, c. 13, s. 6; 2003, c. 17, s. 38; 2005, c. 28, s. 195; 2013, c. 28, s. 98.