Tuition and financial aid
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 2023-2024 Tuition (per year) $6728 Auxiliary fee (per year) $350 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) $3456 International student fee** (per year) $8152 International student insurance** (per year) $950 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 out-of-province student fee indicated above, subject to change by the Ministry of Higher Education.
** International student fee: 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.
** International student insurance: students studying in Canada on a student visa will automatically be registered and charged for the College’s health and accident insurance, which provides coverage from August 1 to July 31 annually. Students who have RAMQ coverage must submit a clear and legible photocopy of both sides of their health card to the Registrar Services Office.
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 and RESP funds: 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.
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.
Students who are not sure whether they are eligible for AFE, or have any other questions about financial aid, should contact the Financial Aid Assistant to discuss their individual situation.
Mai Nguyen, Financial Aid Assistant
Financial aid from the College
Tuition 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.
- Complete the College’s tuition credit and book credit application form.
- Use the special circumstances section of the form to request a book credit in addition to a tuition credit.
- The College will verify your application and 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 Financial Aid Assistant to discuss your individual situation.
Mai Nguyen, Financial Aid Assistant
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.
How to apply
Please complete the scholarship and bursary application form
Incoming students must apply by March 7, 2023 at 11:59 a.m.
Returning or graduating students must apply by June 5, 2023
Your application must include the following 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)
For incoming students
- 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.
- 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.
- Lakshmi Roy Fortitude Bursary ($1,000): 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 ($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 ($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 ($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. Applications for Winter 2023 are now closed. A date will be announced for the next round of applications in Fall 2023.
- 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 Graduation 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Other sources of support
Potential external sources of financial aid and scholarship-search sites include:
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
Storwell Foster Children Bursary Program
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
International Education Financial Aid
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