Full-time registration in a DEC or AEC program is free. For registration in a part-time program, fees are $2 per course hour.
Registration fees for custom-designed training courses vary according to the type of training and its duration.
DEC programs: admission fees from $30 to $35, which cover the costs of processing the application. These fees are not refundable.
AEC programs: similar fees are charged.
Inquire at your CEGEP of choice.
Depending on your situation, you can take advantage of government financial assistance through a loan or scholarship to support your return to school. Inquire at the student services department of your CEGEP of choice or consult the Aide financière aux études Web site of the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) at: http://www.afe.gouv.qc.ca/en/index.asp.
If you receive employment insurance or are on a social assistance program, you may be eligible for one of Emploi-Québec’s workforce training programs. Inquire with an agent at your local employment centre (CLE).
If you are currently employed and wish to improve you knowledge and skills, ask your employer if training support measures or programs are available.
Schedules can vary according to the type of training you are looking for and the CEGEP providing the training. Not only is it possible to take courses and workshops during the day, it is becoming much more common to take them in the evening and on weekends. Inquire at the continuing education department of your CEGEP of choice.
Information sessions about the DEC and AEC programs are organized by CEGEPs on a regular basis. Consult their calendar of events and register to have access to all the information required for your return to school.