University fees

Adjustment to a student's account

Student accounts are subject to adjustment and reflect changes to the published scale of fees.

  • Adjustments can be for errors, omissions, and for courses cancelled by the university.
  • These changes may be made before or after the beginning of an academic term and without notice. 

Quebec permanent code surcharge

The Québec government requires that all students registered at a Québec University are assigned a unique identifying number or "permanent code." by Quebec’s Ministère l’Enseignement supérieur (MES).

  • If you do not provide a valid permanent code with your application, you must apply for one. 
  • If you don't provide a permanent code, a surcharge is added. The surcharge covers the funding withheld by the Quebec government. 
  • This surcharge is also applied if you provide us with a permanent code that is invalid, fictitious, or cannot be processed (e.g. a permanent code from a francophone university).
  • Permanent code fees are not applicable to students enrolled in the EMBA or GIIM program. 

Contact us about your permanent code

Please email for any questions regarding your permanent code.

When you provide Concordia with your existing permanent code – or give us the information needed to create a permanent code – we will forward your information to the ministry.

Compulsory fees

Compulsory fees ensure that you receive the necessary services and support you need to succeed throughout your academic journey. They range from administrative support to the various student services offered to technological services. The fees you pay depend on if you are an undergraduate or graduate student and the nature of your studies.

Compulsory fees are comprised of non-tuition fees defined and regulated by Ministère de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES), known as Frais institutionnels obligatoires (FIO)

Student association & activity fees

Through a referendum process, student associations and student groups put forward fee levy proposals for a vote by undergraduate students. If a fee levy referendum question is passed, the fee levy is presented by the Dean of Students for approval to the Board of Governors.

If approved by the Board of Governors, the University becomes responsible for the billing and collection of the fee levy and the Student Association(s) become responsible for the administration of the fee. However, each organization that receives a fee levy determines their own procedures regarding opting out options.

Please contact the student groups directly with any questions you might have regarding opting out of a fee levy. 


Undergraduate related fees

Miscellaneous fees

All miscellaneous fees (e.g. interest charges, locker fees, fines, etc.) are due immediately.

The student has 30 days to pay the fee from the date that the charge becomes due on their account. Late payment and interest fees are applied to accounts with an outstanding balance.

Health insurance & telemedicine

Immigration Quebec services and the Ministère de l'Éducation, de Loisir et du Sport du Québec (Quebec government) require that all International students be covered by a health insurance plan while studying and living in Quebec. To this end, the University has implemented a compulsory health and accident insurance plan for its International students.

Note: International students possessing Québec Medicare cards or certain private insurance coverage may be eligible for an exemption from enrolment in the compulsory insurance plan. To apply for the exemption or for further information please speak with the Assistant Director of the EMBA.

Opting out of fees

Health and Dental Plan

Students can opt out of the Student Health and Dental Plan by visiting the Quebec Student Health Alliance (ASEQ) website and completing the on-line opt-out process.

Health and Dental Plan opt-out period


Fall or Fall/Winter term September 6 to 23, 2022
Winter term January 9 to 24, 2023

Telemedicine plan

You have the option of opting out of the Telemedicine plan in the Fall and Winter term.

  • Students will have the option to choose from an annual opt-out or a permanent opt-out.  
  • An annual opt-out will remove the student's coverage for one (academic) year, and they will be automatically re-enrolled the following academic year.
  • A permanent opt-out is final and the student's coverage will not be reinstated the following years.  

Students can opt-out of the Telemedicine plan by visiting Maple, a Canadian virtual care platform and completing the opt-out process.

Telemedicine plan opt-out period

Fall or Fall/Winter term
September 7 to 23, 2021

Winter term
January 6 to 24, 2022

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