Tuition and finances
As a private college, Marianopolis charges tuition and receives partial funding from the provincial government. About 250 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 Tuition (per year) $6162 Auxiliary fee (per year) $250 Student union fee (per year) $50 Donation to The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation (per year; optional) $400 Application fee for Canadian students (non-refundable) $50 Application fee for international students (non-refundable) $75 Confirmation fee (per year; non-refundable) $200 Non-Quebec resident student fee* (per year) $3368 International student fee** (per year) $7942 International student insurance** (per year) $875 Part-time studies (per year; per credit) $190 Special fees for some Physical Education courses variable Courses taken beyond diploma requirements (per course hour) $6.25 Graduation fee (third semester only) $45 Transcript fee $10 Late registration fee $75 Late payment fee $50+$20/month Returned cheque fee $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 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. For more information, students should check Omnivox.
Marisa Spagnuolo, Finance Clerk
Government loans and bursaries
Aide financière aux études (AFE)
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. Pre-existing loans can also be re-assessed in the event of a change in personal circumstances, such as a job lay off.
Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides financial support to post-secondary students, and recent post-secondary and high school graduates who are unable to find work due to COVID-19. This benefit is for domestic students (international students are not eligible) who do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI).
Kate Fitzpatrick, Financial Aid Clerk
Financial aid from the College
Tuition credits and book loans
To defray the cost of tuition and textbooks for students in financial need, the College provides tuition credits and book loans to students who are part of the Quebec Government Student Loans and Bursaries Program (Aide financière aux études or AFE). Prospective students who apply for an early tuition credit for Fall 2021 and who are admitted to the College will receive an email letting them know whether they will receive the credit. The email will arrive before they must confirm whether they will accept the College’s admissions offer.
Incoming students who require financial assistance for the Fall 2021 semester must apply online for an early tuition credit by March 1, 2021. Those who miss the deadline will have another opportunity to apply for a regular tuition credit during the first two weeks of class in August 2021.
Students who are receiving financial aid and wish to benefit from the College’s book-loan program must apply online at the start of each semester.
Kate Fitzpatrick, Financial Aid Clerk
Scholarships and bursaries from the College
Scholarships (based on merit)
Description and eligibility Amount Application method Required documents Director General’s Merit Scholarship: for an incoming student in each program with stellar high school grades $3000 By invitation CV + letter of intent + 2 letters of recommendation Director General’s Student Life Scholarship: 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 $3000 Online CV + 2 letters of recommendation Gustav Levinschi Scholarship: for graduating students in any program who have maintained academic excellence in exceptional circumstances $1000 Recipients selected by the College - Julia Cianci Memorial Scholarship: 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 $1000 Recipient selected by the College - McQueen Family Social Justice Scholarship: for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates leadership in social justice issues $2000 Online CV + letter of intent + 2 letters of recommendation Ricarda Smith Memorial Art History Prize: for a graduating student who will pursue Art History through personal; educational or professional endeavours $500 Recipient selected by the College - Sister Joyce Roberts Scholarship: 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 need financial assistance $1500 By email CV + letter of intent + letter of recommendation + proof of university enrolment
Bursaries (based on financial need)
Description and eligibility Amount Application method Required documents Arts Trips Bursary: for students in any year or program who need financial assistance in order to take part in a College-organized educational trip with an arts component $500 By invitation Application form via the Financial Aid Office Bella Rabinovitch Bursary: for a second-year Arts Literature and Communication or Liberal Arts student who needs financial assistance and who demonstrates resilience in the face of obstacles $500 Recipient selected by the College - Christine Dupuis-Lozowy Bursary: for a second-year student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in a healthcare-related field. Priority consideration will be given to students who need financial assistance $2500 By email CV+ letter of intent + letter of recommendation + proof of university enrolment Cristina Mucciardi Bursary: for a second-year student in any program who needs financial assistance and who demonstrates leadership; interest in entrepreneurship; strong work ethic; volunteer experience and plans for implementing an impactful project or initiative in the larger community $3000 By invitation CV + letter of intent + 2 letters of recommendation + income tax notice of assessment of parent or guardian Environmental Bursary: funded in part by the sale of honey cultivated by the College's Pollinator Project; for an incoming student in any program who needs financial assistance and who demonstrates an interest in environmental issues as well as a willingness to participate in the Pollinator Project $2000 Online CV + 2 letters of recommendation + income tax notice of assessment of parent or guardian Excellence in Finance Graduation Bursary: for a second-year student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in a finance-related field. Priority consideration will be given to students who need financial assistance $3000 By email CV + letter of intent + letter of recommendation + proof of university enrolment Lakshmi Roy Fortitude Bursary: for an incoming student in any program who needs financial assistance and who has demonstrated generosity and compassion through community involvement as well as strength in overcoming adversity $1000 By email CV + letter of intent + 2 letters of recommendation Silver Key Bursary: for second-year students in good academic standing who need financial assistance and whose involvement on campus and in the wider community exemplify the College’s mission and vision $1000 By email CV + letter of intent + 2 letters of recommendation Tom McKendy Liberal Arts Bursary: for an incoming student in the Liberal Arts program who needs financial assistance $2500 Online CV + 2 letters of recommendation + income tax notice of assessment of parent or guardian
How to apply
For scholarships or bursaries granted by application, students must apply online or by email (as specified above) by March 1 for the next academic year. For scholarships or bursaries awarded by invitation, eligible candidates will be identified by the College and invited via Omnivox to apply.
Kate Fitzpatrick, Financial Aid Clerk
Other sources of support
Potential external sources of financial aid and scholarship-search sites include:
Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
Canada Council for the Arts
Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association
Canadian Student Loan Program
Girl Guides of Canada
Government of Canada International Scholarships
Kin Canada Bursaries
Lea Roback Foundation
Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme
National Educational Association of Disabled Students
RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Aboriginal Scholarship Guide
Association des colleges privés du Québec
Black Business and Professional Association
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
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
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
Frugal Scholar Money Management Program, McGill University
Financial Planning and Resources for Students, Concordia University
Each spring, the College’s Financial Aid Clerk hosts information sessions for students and their families interested in learning about the Quebec student loans and bursaries program, Aide financière aux études (AFE). Each session is designed to help students complete their AFE application with guidance from Marianopolis staff. Learn more…