Tuition increases 2014-15
Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year. Please read below for descriptions of recent and upcoming tuition increases.
Quebec Residents: The Quebec Government has hypothesized that the tuition rate indexation factor will be same in 2014-15 as it was in 2013-14. Should that assumption change, the tuition fees shown in the tuition fee tables will be adjusted as soon as the indexation factor is announced. Given the current assumption, the Quebec tuition rate will increase by 2.6% in 2014-15. Annual tuition fees are expected to be $2,282.10 (based on a course load of 30 credits) for students who have proven that they qualify for the Quebec rate of tuition. .
Students from the rest of Canada: The Quebec Government regulates the tuition rates for students from outside of Quebec who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The fees are a combination of the base Quebec tuition rate and an out-of-province supplement. The out-of-province supplement increases for 2014-15 are expected to be approximately 8.68%. This will result in an overall total tuition increase of 6.5%.
Students in this category who are either PhD candidates, in Post-Graduate Medical Education, are not subject to the out-of-province supplements, but will be subject to increases at the same rate as Quebec students.
International Undergraduate Students: Since 2012-13,international undergraduate students newly admitted and enrolled in degree programs in Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource Engineering), Bachelor of Software Engineering), Management (Bachelor of Commerce), Science (Bachelor of Science), and Law (BCL/LLB, MBA/LLB) are guaranteed a tuition rate for the duration of their program as long as there is no break in enrolment or transfer of degree program*. Newly admitted Visiting or Special Students in these disciplines are charged the same tuition rates as students in degree programs, but are not guaranteed tuition rates and are subject to tuition increases in subsequent years.
For returning students admitted prior to Fall 2012 in these disciplines, tuition increases depend on the year one was admitted and have been set between 7 and 10%, and future increases will, at a minimum, continue at this rate.
Increases are based, in part, on comparisons with other universities of similar size, mission, and reputation to McGill. Updated tuition fee information is normally communicated via this web page each spring.
The University is committed to allocating 30% of the net revenue derived from tuition increases to student aid, which is true of the increases outlined here. McGill awarded more than $7 million in bursaries and scholarships to international students in 2012-13.(see Financial information, International Student Services for more information).
Increases for the supplement component of fees for International Undergraduate Students in Arts, Education, Religious Studies, Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Agriculture & Environmental Science (excluding Bioresource Engineering), School of Architecture, Music, in Medicine and Dentistry, and certain non-Management certificate programs in Continuing Studies are expected to be approximately 2.6%.
Likewise increases for the supplement component of fees for International Post-Graduate Medical Education Trainees, Dental Residents; and International Graduate Students (excluding Specialized Master’s Programs) are expected to be approximately 2.67%.
* Students who do not register for four (4) or more consecutive terms are considered to have a break in enrolment and will be subject to the new fee schedule in effect for the term for which they are readmitted and enrolled.
Please note that a term of withdrawal from the University is included in the calculation of four (4) unregistered terms when students are not charged tuition for that term. Terms for which students are registered on an officially approved leave of absence, exchange or study away program are not calculated as part of a break in enrolment. Students who transfer degree programs are also subject to the new fee schedule in effect for the term in which they transfer.