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Tuition increases 2015-16

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 will set the tuition rate indexation factor for 2015-16 in late December 2014.  It is expected that annual tuition fees may be approximately  $2,318.56 (based on a course load of 30 credits and a 2% rate increase) 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 2015-16 are expected to be approximately 8.9%. This will result in an overall total tuition increase of 6.6%.

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.

We expect tuition increases in these disciplines to be approximately 5%.

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 $10 million in scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance to international students in 2013/14 (see International Student Funding 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 2.8%.

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 2.8%.

* Students who do not register for four (4) or more consecutive terms (including summer 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.