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Concordia offers new award of up to $4,000 in response to Quebec tuition hike

By The Canadian Press on December 22, 2023.

Concordia University's downtown campus is shown on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Montreal. Concordia has announced financial support of up to $4,000 for new Canadian undergraduate students from outside Quebec starting next fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal’s Concordia University has announced financial support of up to $4,000 for new Canadian undergraduate students from outside Quebec starting next fall.

The school says it is introducing the Canada Scholars Awards to address concerns that a government-imposed $3,000 tuition increase for out-of-province students will deter them from coming to Quebec.

The value of the award will depend on high school students’ average grade at the time of admission to Concordia, ranging from $1,500 for a B-minus to $4,000 for an A-plus.

The university says students will be automatically considered for the award and it will be renewable for the duration of a student’s degree, so long as they maintain their academic standing.

Concordia’s announcement follows a similar offer from McGill University, which next year will begin presenting a $3,000 award to out-of-province undergraduates in most departments.

Concordia also announced a new, one-time $2,000 award for undergraduates who transfer from universities in other provinces.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 22, 2023.

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