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Tuition, financial aid and scholarships

As a private college, Marianopolis charges tuition and receives partial funding from the provincial government. About one in five Marianopolis students receives financial support to offset the cost of tuition. To learn more about the financial aid and scholarships from the College, external sources of financial support and other financial resources, contact Financial Aid Clerk Kate Fitzpatrick, (A-123A, ext. 226).

Government loans and bursaries

The Quebec Government Student Loans and Bursaries Program (Aide financière aux études or AFE) gives interest-free loans based on need, not academic performance, for the duration of full-time studies. It also gives gifts of money, called bursaries; to qualify, a student must have already been awarded the maximum loan. Students should apply as early as the end of May or a minimum of four to six weeks before the start of classes. The AFE’s assistance assessment simulator gives an approximate idea of how much of a loan they can expect.

Financial aid from the College

To defray the cost of tuition and textbooks for students in financial need, the College provides tuition credits and book loans to students who qualify for the Quebec Government Student Loans and Bursaries Program (Aide financière aux études or AFE). Students must apply for a tuition credit by March 15 of each academic year and apply for book loans at the start of each semester.

Scholarships from the College

The College will provide the following scholarships and bursaries for incoming students during the 2019-2020 academic year. Incoming students must apply for scholarships by March 15, 2019.

Description Amount Required documents*
Director General’s Merit Scholarship: for incoming students in any program who have shown outstanding academic performance in high school. Eligible applicants will be identified based on final high school grades and will be invited to apply via Student Services $2750 CV + letter of recommendation + income tax notice of assessment of the student and their parent or guardian (optional)
Director General’s Student Life Scholarship: for incoming students in any program who possess significant potential to contribute to the quality of student life at the College. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of good leadership and concern for the welfare of others; involvement in school activities; volunteering or other participation in the greater community $2750 CV + 2 letters of recommendation + income tax notice of assessment of the student and their parent or guardian (optional)
Entrepreneurial Association Bursary: for an incoming student in the Commerce program who has an interest in entrepreneurship and who demonstrates a need for financial assistance $1000 CV + income tax notice of assessment of the student and their parent or guardian
Environmental Scholarship: for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates an interest in ecological issues $2000 CV + 2 letters of recommendation
McQueen Family Social Justice Scholarship: for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates leadership in social justice issues $2000 CV + 2 letters of recommendation

* At least one of two required letters of recommendation must be from a teacher or staff member of the student’s high school.

Tuition and fees

Tuition for one academic year of full-time studies totals about $5,500. A student is considered to be full time when registered in four or more courses or for 180 class/lab hours or more per semester. Each academic year has two semesters. Fees are subject to change by the College or by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019 2019-2020
Tuition (per year) $5500 $5695
Auxiliary fee (per year) $240 $250
Student union fee (per year) $40 $40
Application fee for Canadian students (non-refundable) $50 $50
Application fee for international students (non-refundable) $75 $75
Out-of-province student fee* (per year) $3080 $3144
International student fee** (per year) $7342 $7414
Confirmation fee (per year; non-refundable) $200 $200
Graduation fee (third semester only) $45 $45
Transcript fee $10 $10
Donation to The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation (per year; optional) $400 $400
Part-time studies (per year; per credit) $190 $190
Special fees for some Physical Education courses variable variable
Courses taken beyond diploma requirements (per course hour) $6.25 $6.25
Late registration fee $75 $75
Late payment fee $50+$20 per month $50+$20 per month
Returned cheque fee $50 $50

*Out-of-province students: students who are not Quebec residents as defined by the Ministry are required to pay the out-of-province student fee indicated above, as determined by the Ministry.

** International students: students studying in Canada on a student visa are required to pay the international student fee indicated above, as determined by the Ministry. These students are also required to purchase insurance from the College.

Textbooks: students can expect to pay between $500 and $700 per year to purchase new textbooks. However, used textbooks can be purchased through the Omnivox student portal at reduced prices.

Tax credits: the College issues tax receipts for tuition that are eligible for the calculation of tax credit. For more information, please consult your tax specialist. RESP funds may be applied toward a student’s Marianopolis education.

Payment options: tuition is payable online through all major banks. For more information, students should check the Omnivox student portal.

Option I: in full upon receipt of the invoice.
Option II: first installment due on the first day of classes each semester, second installment due five weeks later.