A Legitimate Concern

Despite its benefits, many students believe their education is a financial burden. As figures from the Queen’s Registrar and the Canadian Federation of Students attest, students are genuinely concerned about the cost of a higher education.

Queen's students receiving financial aid

36.6%

Queen's students receiving financial aid
Students concerned about having enough funds to complete their education

75%

Students concerned about having enough funds to complete their education
Students concerned about debt upon graduation

52%

Students concerned about debt upon graduation
Average student debt repayment timeline

10 yrs

Average student debt repayment timeline
Students citing financial reasons for not going to university

70%

Students citing financial reasons for not going to university
Average student debt upon graduation (undergraduates only)

$28k

Average student debt upon graduation (undergraduates only)

A Legitimate Concern

Despite its benefits, many students believe their education is a financial burden. As figures from the Queen’s Registrar and the Canadian Federation of Students attest, students are genuinely concerned about the cost of a higher education.

Queen's students receiving financial aid

36.6%

Queen's students receiving financial aid
Students concerned about having enough funds to complete their education

75%

Students concerned about having enough funds to complete their education
Students concerned about debt upon graduation

52%

Students concerned about debt upon graduation
Average student debt repayment timeline

10 yrs

Average student debt repayment timeline
Students citing financial reasons for not going to university

70%

Students citing financial reasons for not going to university
Average student debt upon graduation (undergraduates only)

$28k

Average student debt upon graduation (undergraduates only)
Diploma

The Benefits of a Queen's Education

A Queen’s education can open the door to a brighter future. According to data from Statistics Canada and the Queen’s Outcomes Survey, a Queen’s undergraduate degree comes with tangible economic benefits.

$57,500

Average annual income with college diploma

$75,000

Average annual income with bachelor's degree

$82,900

Average annual income with Queen's bachelor's degree

The Costs of a Queen's Education

In addition to tuition, books, and lab fees, Queen’s students incur substantial living expenses – including some of the highest rental costs in Ontario.

Queen's residence costs
Queen's residence costs

$14k/yr

(double room with meal plan) Queen's residence costs
Off-campus rent costs

$1.2k/m

(two-bedroom apartment) Off-campus rent costs
Vacancy rate in Kingston

0.6%

(lowest in Ontario) Vacancy rate in Kingston