Your success at university can hinge on how well you manage your expenses. The following table will provide you with a realistic picture of the expenses you can expect to incur.
|Quebec student||Canadian, French or Belgian student||Other international student|
|Total for the year (two sessions)*||Min. $27,124
|Tuition fees for undergraduate students (15 credits)||$2,192||$5,159||$15,294|
|Sun Life Financial insurance – HEC Montréal (per year)**||–||–||$711|
|Books (one session)||$400|
|Housing (per month)||Rent||
|Heating and electricity***||$60|
|Telephone, cable, Internet***||$120|
|Food (per month)||Groceries||$400|
|Restaurant and cafeteria meals||$150|
|Transportation (per month)||Public transit (Montréal full-time student rate)||$57|
|Gas and repairs||$200|
|Personal care and medications (per month)||$120|
|Sports and entertainment (per month)||$200|
|Clothing (per month)||$50|
*The minimum total budget reflects the financial reality of a student with a roommate, who takes public transport. The maximum total budget reflects that of a student who lives alone and owns a car.
** Supplemental health and dental insurance fees not included.
*** Would be a shared expense for roommates.
Inspired by a tool developed by the Université Laval’s Student Awards and Financial Aid Office
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