Financial assistance

Financial accessibility is a longstanding value at Marianopolis. The College is one of the most generous in the network in terms of financial support for students, providing various awards that offset the cost of tuition each year.

  • Bursaries and scholarships

    The College offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships each year that recognize students’ academic achievement and community involvement. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, while bursaries are based on financial need. Some awards for incoming students are renewable into a student’s second year, while others are available especially for returning or graduating students.

    How to apply

    The application form for entrance scholarships and bursaries is now open until March 1, 2024.
    Applications must include your curriculum vitae, your letter of intent, and two letters of recommendation (in English or French).

    You will be notified of the College’s decision before your deadline to confirm your attendance at Marianopolis for the upcoming fall semester. The amount of financial assistance awarded cannot exceed the tuition cost for that year.

    For incoming students

    • Director General’s Student Life Scholarship ($3,000): for incoming students in any program with significant potential to contribute to the quality of student life at the College and who demonstrate a history of involvement in clubs or activities in their school or their community.
    • Gestion Luciano Salvatore Engineering Scholarship ($1,500): for an incoming student in any program who plans to pursue university studies in engineering, project management or a related field. Priority consideration will be given to students who qualify for financial aid.
    • McQueen Family Social Justice Scholarship ($2,000): for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates leadership in social justice issues.
    • Rosefellow. Real Estate Scholarship ($2,500): for an incoming student with a strong academic record who demonstrates an interest in real estate or a related field. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen.
    • Tom McKendy Liberal Arts Bursary ($2,500): for an incoming student in the Liberal Arts program who qualifies for financial aid.

    For returning students

    • Arts Trips Bursary ($500): for students in any year or program who qualify for financial aid and who need additional financial assistance in order to take part in a College-organized educational trip or activity with an arts component. Recipients are selected by the College.
    • Bella Rabinovitch Bursary ($1,000): for a second-year Arts Literature and Communication or Liberal Arts student who qualifies for financial aid and who demonstrates resilience in the face of obstacles. Recipients are selected by the College.
    • Cristina Mucciardi Bursary ($3,000): for a second-year student in any program who qualifies for financial aid and who demonstrates leadership, interest in entrepreneurship, strong work ethic, volunteer experience and plans for an ambitious project or initiative in the wider community.
    • Silver Key Bursary ($1,000): for second-year students in good academic standing who qualify for financial aid and whose involvement on campus and in the wider community exemplify the College’s mission and vision.

    For graduating students

    • Christine Dupuis-Lozowy Bursary ($2,500): for a graduating student in any program who qualifies for financial aid, who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in a healthcare-related field.
    • Excellence in Finance Bursary ($3,000): for a graduating student in any program who qualifies for financial aid; who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in banking or a finance-related field.
    • Sister Françoise Boisvert Scholarship ($2,500): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained academic excellence, is engaged in community service and pursuing a university degree in education or an associated field. Priority consideration will be given to students who qualify for financial aid.
    • Gustav Levinschi Scholarship ($1,000): for graduating students in any program who have maintained academic excellence in exceptional circumstances. Recipients are selected by the College.
    • Hippocratic Scholarship for Neuroscience ($1,000): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in neuroscience or a related field. Priority consideration will be given to students who qualify for financial aid.
    • Sister Joyce Roberts Scholarship ($1,500): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in History or a related field. Priority consideration will be given to students who qualify for financial aid.
    • Julia Cianci Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who has demonstrated involvement in student life, leadership through outstanding character or volunteerism in the greater community. Recipient is selected by the College.
    • Mark Chartrand Law Scholarship ($1,500): for a graduating student who enrolls at a university law faculty in Ontario or Quebec within 12 months of completing their studies at Marianopolis.
    • Ricarda Smith Memorial Prize in Art History ($500): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue their interest in Art History through personal; educational or professional endeavours. Priority consideration will be given to students who qualify for financial aid.

    By invitation only

    • Director General’s Merit Scholarship ($3,000): for an incoming student in each program with outstanding high school grades. Eligible students will be identified by the College and invited to apply when they receive their admissions letter.
  • Tuition credits and book credits

    To offset the cost of tuition and textbooks, the College provides tuition credits and book credits to students who have first received a loan or bursary from the Quebec Government Student Loans and Bursaries Program, Aide financière aux études (AFE).

    Make sure you have first received and deposited your loan or bursary from AFE. The College will send you a MIO to confirm the amounts of your tuition credit and your book credit. The amounts awarded to you will be based on the availability of funds, your parents’ income, your program of study, and your particular situation. If you are awarded a tuition credit or book credit in a given semester, you will automatically be considered again in future semesters, as long as you maintain your eligibility for AFE.

    If you are not sure whether you are eligible for financial aid from the College or from AFE, or if you have any other questions about financial aid, please contact the College to discuss your individual situation.

  • Government loans and bursaries

    The Quebec Government Student Loans and Bursaries Program, Aide financière aux études (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. Pre-existing loans can also be re-assessed in the event of a change in personal circumstances.

    Students who are not sure whether they are eligible for AFE, or  have any other questions about financial aid, should contact the College to discuss their individual situation.