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 Education.

    Tuition and Fees 2020-2021
    Tuition (per year) $5924
    Confirmation fee (per year; non-refundable) $200
    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
    Non-Quebec resident student fee* (per year) $3242
    International student fee** (per year) $7644
    International student insurance** (per year) $850
    Graduation fee (third semester only) $45
    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
    Transcript fee $10
    Late registration fee $75
    Late payment fee $50+$20 per month
    Returned cheque fee $50

    *Non-Quebec resident student fee: students who are not Quebec residents as defined by the Ministry of Education are required to pay the non-Quebec resident fee indicated above, subject to change by the Ministry of 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 Education. These students are also required to purchase insurance from the College at an estimated cost of $850 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.


    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).


    Financial Aid Clerk Kate Fitzpatrick.

  • 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 a tuition credit 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.

    Student must apply online for a tuition credit for the winter 2021 semester by January 29, 2021 and apply online for book loans at the start of each semester.


    Financial Aid Clerk Kate Fitzpatrick.

  • Scholarships and bursaries from the College

    Scholarships (based on merit)

    Description and eligibility Amount for 2020-2021 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 have demonstrated leadership; concern for the welfare of others; involvement in school activities and volunteering experience $3000 Online CV + 2 letters of recommendation
    Julia Cianci Memorial Award: for a graduating student in any program and in good academic standing; who; during their time at the College; 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 + 2 letters of recommendation

    Bursaries (based on need)

    Description and eligibility Amount Application method Required documents
    Arts Trips Bursary: for students in any year or program who are receiving financial aid from the College and 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 demonstrates resilience in the face of obstacles $500 Recipient selected by the College -
    Cristina Mucciardi Bursary: for a second-year student in any program who needs financial assistance and 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 demonstrates an interest in environmental issues and a willingness to participate in the Pollinator Project and a need for financial assistance $2000 Online CV + 2 letters of recommendation + income tax notice of assessment of parent or guardian
    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 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.


    Financial Aid Clerk Kate Fitzpatrick.

  • Other sources of support

    External support

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

    All students 

    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
    Lalande Scholarship
    Lea Roback Foundation
    Loans Canada 
    Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme
    National Educational Association of Disabled Students
    RBC Royal Bank of Canada

    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


    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