The College offers various forms of financial aid to offset the cost of tuition, from bursaries and loans to tuition credits and more. Our Financial Aid Office is here to help students, so that finances need never be a barrier to attending the College.
Environmental Bursary ($2,000):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, whose proceeds from the sale of honey cultivated on campus help fund this bursary.
Lakshmi Roy Fortitude Bursary ($1,000): 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.
Tom McKendy Liberal Arts Bursary ($2,500): for an incoming student in the Liberal Arts program who needs financial assistance.
How to apply
- The most recent provincial income tax notice of assessment of your parent, guardian or sponsor with whom you reside or most recently resided
- 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
- Two letters of recommendation
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.
The College provides tuition credits 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 for the upcoming fall semester 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. The deadline to apply for a tuition credit is March 1. Those who miss the deadline will have another opportunity to apply during the first two weeks of class in August.
Government Loans and Bursaries
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.
In order to help defray the cost of textbooks, the College has 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 semester.
Loans from the College 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 an emergency loan should apply in person at the Financial Aid Office.
Other sources of support
A list of potential external sources of financial aid and scholarships can be found here.
For more information about financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Clerk.