Tuition and finances

As a private college, Marianopolis charges tuition and receives partial funding from the provincial government. Many Marianopolis students each year receive financial support to offset the cost of tuition, thanks to donations to the Marianopolis Millennium Foundation and to funding from the government’s student loans and bursaries program.

  • Tuition and fees

    Tuition and fees for one academic year of full-time studies are detailed below. 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 the Ministry of Higher Education.

    Tuition and Fees 2021-2022 2022-2023
    Tuition (per year) $6162 $6408
    Auxiliary fee (per year) $250 $250
    Student union fee (per year) $50 $50
    Donation to The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation (per year; optional) $400 $400
    Application fee for Canadian students (non-refundable) $50 $50
    Application fee for international students (non-refundable) $75 $75
    Confirmation fee (per year; non-refundable) $200 $200
    Non-Quebec resident student fee* (per year) $3368 $3368
    International student fee** (per year) $7942 $7942
    International student insurance** (per year) $875 $875
    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
    Graduation fee (third semester only) $45 $45
    Transcript fee $10 $10
    Late registration fee $75 $75
    Late payment fee $50+$20/month $50+$20/month
    Returned cheque fee $50 $50

    *Non-Quebec resident student fee: students who are not Quebec residents as defined by the Ministry of Higher Education are required to pay the non-Quebec resident fee indicated above, subject to change by the Ministry of Higher Education.

    ** International students: students studying in Canada on a student visa are required to pay the international student fee indicated above, subject to change by the Ministry of Higher Education. These students are also required to purchase insurance from the College at an estimated cost of $875 per year.

    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 credits. 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. Option Iin full upon receipt of the invoice. Option IIfirst installment due on the first day of classes each semester, second installment due five weeks later. For more information, students should check Omnivox.

    Contact

    Eileen Tarverdian, Finance Clerk

  • Government loans and bursaries

    Aide financière aux études (AFE)

    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, such as a job lay off.

    Contact

    Kate Fitzpatrick, Financial Aid Clerk

  • Financial aid from the College

    To offset the cost of tuition and textbooks, the College provides tuition credits, book loans and book credits for students who qualify for the Quebec Government Student Loans and Bursaries Program, Aide financière aux études (AFE).

    Tuition credits

    To apply for a tuition credit:

    1. Complete the tuition credit application form. All applicants will be verified for eligibility. The deadline to apply for an early fall semester tuition credit is 5 p.m. on February 25, 2022. If you miss this deadline you will have another opportunity to apply during the first two weeks of the fall semester.
    2. If you are a prospective students who has been admitted to the College, you will receive an email letting you know whether you will receive the credit. The email will arrive before you must confirm whether you will accept the College’s admissions offer.

    Book loans

    To apply for book loans from the Libby Cahill Book Fund:

    1. First, complete the book loan application form to submit your name for the book loan program. All applicants will be verified for eligibility. If there is an issue with your application, we will contact you. Otherwise, go to step 2.
    2. Next, check your class outline for required readings. More information may be found on the Concordia University BookStop website.
    3. We will let you know which books are available for loan and which books you need to purchase yourself with the help of book credits.
    4. Then, starting on the first day of classes, go to the Library Circulation Desk to pick up the books that are available for semester loan. Bring your valid Marianopolis ID. Most books that are required reading should be available through the book loan program. The rest can be borrowed on a short-term basis from the Reserve Collection. Course packs will not be supplied.

    We will do our best to lend you as many of your requested books as possible. Visit the Library as many times as you need to consult with us or to use the Reserve Collection.

    Book credits

    To apply for a book credit from the Libby Cahill Book Fund:

    1. Complete the tuition credit application form. In the special circumstances section, please indicate that you are interested in a book credit.
    2. If you have applied for, received a calculation, and deposited your loan or bursary from AFE, you will be automatically eligible to receive a book credit.
    3. The amount of your book credit is based on your program of study and will be communicated to you via MIO before the second tuition payment is due.

    Contact

    Kate Fitzpatrick, Financial Aid Clerk

  • Scholarships and bursaries from the College

    The College offers a variety of scholarships and bursaries each year recognizing 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.

    For incoming students

    • Director General’s Merit Scholarship ($3000): 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.
    • Director General’s Student Life Scholarship ($3000): 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 ($1500): 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 ($2000): for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates leadership in social justice issues.
    • Lakshmi Roy Fortitude Bursary ($1000): for an incoming student in any program who qualifies for financial aid and who has demonstrated generosity and compassion through community involvement as well as strength in overcoming adversity.
    • Tom McKendy Liberal Arts Bursary ($2500): 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 ($500): 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 ($3000): 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 ($1000): 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 ($2500): 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 Graduation Bursary ($3000): 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.
    • Gustav Levinschi Scholarship ($1000): for graduating students in any program who have maintained academic excellence in exceptional circumstances. Recipients are selected by the College.
    • Hippocratic Scholarship for Neuroscience ($1000): 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.
    • Joyce Roberts Scholarship ($1500): 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 ($1000): 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.
    • Ricarda Smith Memorial Art History Scholarship ($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.

    How to apply

    Incoming students must apply before 5 p.m. on February 25, 2022
    Returning or graduating students must apply by email before 9 a.m. on June 6, 2022.

    Bursary applications must be emailed to Kate Fitzpatrick, Financial Aid Clerk
    Scholarship applications must be emailed to Foundation@marianopolis.edu

    Please provide the following required documents in PDF format:

    • Your curriculum vitae
    • Your letter of intent
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Most recent income tax notice of assessment of your parent or guardian (for bursaries only)
    • Proof of university enrolment in a relevant program (for graduation awards only)
  • Other sources of support

    External support

    Potential external sources of financial aid and scholarship-search sites include:

    All students 

    Canada Council for the Arts
    Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association
    Canadian Student Loan Program  
    Girl Guides of Canada
    Government of Canada International Scholarships
    Indspire
    Kin Canada Bursaries
    Lalande Scholarship
    Lea Roback Foundation
    Loans Canada 
    Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme
    National Educational Association of Disabled Students
    RBC Royal Bank of Canada
    Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program

    Graduating students

    Aboriginal Scholarship Guide
    Association des colleges privés du Québec
    Black Business and Professional Association
    CPA Foundation
    Electro-Federation Canada
    Loran Award
    Schulich Leader Scholarships  
    TD Scholarships for Community Leadership
    Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program

    Incoming and graduating students

    Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada Association québécoise des étudiants ayant des incapacités au postsecondaires
    Fondation Desjardins
    Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

    International students

    International Education Financial Aid

    Scholarship banks

    Fastweb
    ScholarshipsCanada.com
    StudentAwards.com
    StudentScholarships.org

    Financial literacy

    Here are some helpful links:

    Budgeting and money-management, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
    Student-budget calculator, BMO
    Budgeting and other help, including emergency-fund calculator, Royal Bank of Canada
    Money-mangement tools, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada
    Savings-planning, Scotiabank
    Frugal Scholar Money Management Program, McGill University
    Financial Planning and Resources for Students, Concordia University