“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 250 students receive financial support, thanks to donations from parents, alumni and friends to The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation and to funding from external bodies.
Bursaries for Fall 2021
The online scholarship and bursary application module to accept applications for the Fall 2021 semester is now closed; the deadline to apply is March 1.
Environmental Bursary ($2,000): 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 as well as a need for financial assistance.
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.
Marianopolis Tuition Credit
Students who apply for 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. Students who do qualify for tuition credit must apply and be accepted for the Quebec government’s Student Loans and Bursaries Program (Aide financière aux études or AFE). They can apply online for AFE starting at the end of May. Before then, they can get an approximate idea of how much of a bursary and/or loan they can expect by using the AFE’s assistance assessment simulator.
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.
Other Types of Support
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: Room A-164, (514) 931-8792, ext. 226.
List of potential external sources of financial aid and scholarships can be found under other sources of support.