Costs | Assiniboine Community College

Fees for international students are different than those for domestic students.  Do not use the fees on the program pages, as those are for domestic students only. 

Estimated Fees for New International Students 2017-18


If you have questions related to fees, please email and state which of our programs you are asking about.

Unfortunately, no scholarships, bursaries, or sponsorships are available for international students to study at Assiniboine Community College. To receive a study permit, you will need to show that you have sufficient resources to pay your tuition and pay for living expenses for one year.

Many students consider working while studying. ACC has very few jobs for students. 

New regulations (June 1, 2014) from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will allow a study permit holder  to work off-campus for a maximum of 20 hours a week.

Living Costs

Canada Immigration requires that a single student must have adequate funds for a twelve-month period plus the cost of tuition (see chart) to be eligible for a study permit to come to Canada. The tuition figure used will be the cost of first year tuition (not including textbooks). This is a realistic estimate of the amount needed to live while in Canada.

A typical monthly budget for a single student is:

  • Rent and utilities: $800 to $1000
  • Food: $250 to $350
  • Transportation: $30 to $300 (depending on whether you use a car)
  • Miscellaneous expenses: $100
  • Furniture: Variable
  • Recreation: Variable

Students coming from most countries will also need to purchase clothing suitable for Manitoba winters. Insulated jackets/coats, sweaters or fleece, mittens, hats and boots will be required. Budget $300 to $500 if you are buying everything new.


It is law to have a driver's license and insurance in order to use a vehicle, and we recommend that you have tenants’ insurance for your belongings. Look under Insurance in the Yellow Pages of the local phone book to find an insurance broker that can help you figure out what kind of insurance you will need.

Several "second-hand" stores in Brandon sell good quality used furniture and clothing for much less than the new cost.