The School Act defines an independent student as someone who is:
- 18 years of age or older, or
- 16 years of age or older, and
- (a) Who is living independently, or
- (b) Who is party to an agreement under section 57.2 of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
The School Act goes on to say an Independent Student is entitled to exercise all the rights and powers and receive all the benefits and is subject to all the obligations that the student’s parent/guardian is entitled to exercise or receive or is subject to, and the Independent Student’s parents shall not exercise those rights, receive those benefits or be subject to those obligations.
If you wish to claim status as an Independent Student under the definition of the School Act, please indicate this when completing the Student Registration Form.