According to Article 42 of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic every citizen has the right to education while the details are stipulated in special regulations.
Fundamental law regulating education in Slovakia is Act No. 245/2008 Coll. on Upbringing and Education (the School Act).
Pursuant to this act, citizens of the Slovak Republic have the right to free of charge education in state primary and secondary schools. The act stipulates conditions under which students have the right to financial assistance from public funds.