The National Assembly amended the Act respecting the Conseil supérieur de l'éducation in June of 1999, in order to establish the Advisory Committee on Financial Accessibility of Education (ACFAE).
The CCAFE reports to the Conseil supérieur de l'éducation (CSE). The ACFAE benefits from the CSE's technical and administrative support, but acts independently in its activities. The Minister addresses his brief requests to the President of the CSE. The Advisory Committee on the Financial Accessibility of Education studies each request, prepares the brief and submits it to the Minister. The ACFAE's briefs are not subject to approval by the CSE.