In summer 2018, the Ministry of Higher Education quietly modified one of the eligibility criteria to access Student Financial Assistant (SFA) for students with a major functional disability. This change, made without notice, would force students to have their ability to repay a loan assessed by a doctor to receive financial aid. The QSU immediately spoke out against this new condition. The Ministry’s intention had been to reduce the amount of financial support it would provide to students with serious disabilities, which is completely unacceptable. After a few meetings between the QSU and the Ministry, the government backed down.