Financial Aid

“Marianopolis welcomes students from all cultures, faiths and social and economic backgrounds…” Those words are taken from the College’s Mission. For students and families who are considering Marianopolis, it means that the tuition that the College charges may be offset by several types of financial aid.

About one in five Marianopolis students receives financial support, thanks to donations from parents, alumni and friends to The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation and to funding from external bodies.

Bursary for Fall 2019

The online application module is now closed. The list of bursaries and application form for Fall 2020 will be available in February. 

Entrepreneurial Association Bursary ($1,000): for an incoming student in the Commerce Program who has an interest in entrepreneurship and who demonstrates a need for financial assistance.

How to apply

Supporting documents:

  1. your most recent provincial income tax notice of assessment
  2. the most recent provincial income tax notice of assessment of your parent, guardian or sponsor with whom you reside or most recently resided
  3. your curriculum vitae. This should include a personal statement that captures the best of you in 100 words or less, followed by an outline of any employment or volunteering experience, extra-curricular activities, special skills and hobbies, awards and honours

A selection committee will choose the recipients based on the overall quality of their application. You will be notified of the committee’s decision before your deadline to confirm your attendance at the College. The amount of financial aid awarded cannot exceed the tuition cost for that year.

 

What Help Does the Government Provide?

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.

Marianopolis Tuition Credit

Students who apply for tuition credit and who are admitted to the College will receive a letter letting them know whether they will receive the credit. The letter will arrive before they must confirm whether they will accept the College’s admissions offer. Students who do qualify for tuition credit must also qualify for the Quebec government’s Student Loans and Bursaries Program (Aide financière aux études or AFE). They can apply online with AFE starting at the end of May. Before then, they can get an approximate idea of how much of a loan they can expect by using the AFE’s assistance assessment simulator.

How do I apply for Tuition Credit?

Complete the online Tuition Credit application form.

Book Lending Program

In order to help defray the cost of textbooks, the College, with the assistance of generous donors, has established a Book Lending Program for students receiving financial aid. Students may borrow one or more textbooks required for their courses for the duration of the semester. Book Lending Request Forms are available online roughly two weeks before the start of classes each term.

What is a Marianopolis loan?

Marianopolis loans are interest free and are available to students who find themselves in immediate financial distress. These loans are short term and must be repaid within a period of time acceptable to both the student and the College. Students who wish to obtain loans should apply in person at the Financial Aid Office. Please see Kathryn Fitzpatrick, Room A-123A, (514) 931-8792, ext. 226.