Costs | Assiniboine Community College

Tuition fees for international students are subject to change. Estimated fees are listed in the link below.

Tuition fees and textbook costs for full-time on-campus students

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.