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As a first-year student entering Memorial you will be faced with certain common expenses, including tuition fees, money for books and supplies, student union fees, transportation and accommodations. In addition, you will need a certain amount of money for incidental expenses.

The actual amount of money spent per semester will vary from student to student; much will depend on personal preference, health and dental opt out eligibility and mode of living. Students who depend on provincial government aid should make a special effort to budget wisely.

Student Aid

Toll-Free: 1 888 657 0800
Facsimile: 709 729 2298

The Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador work together to provide student financial assistance to residents of the province. The Student Financial Services Division will determine your eligibility to receive financial assistance through an assessment of your financial need. This is done by adding together your educational costs and living costs then subtracting any resources which may be available to you. This determines your assessed need.

Students are encouraged to apply early and to apply online at (Note: printable versions of the application are also available on this website.) Fully completed online applications (including the submission of any required forms) are reviewed within 10 business days.

An improved security feature in place for student loan borrowers is the establishment of users' account on the student aid website. This will allow students to track the processing of their application, any specific information requests and to review the results of their assessment.

Mailing Address:
Student Financial Services Division
Department of Advanced Education and Skills
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6

Office Location:
216 Prince Phillip Drive
Coughlan College
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's Campus

Students from other provinces should consult with their provincial student financial assistance program.

Scholarships and Awards

Smallwood Centre, UC 4018
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Telephone: 709 864 3956
Facsimile: 709 864 8615

Entrance scholarships are awarded to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian citizens and permanent residents graduating from secondary schools within Canada on the basis of their academic performance in high school.

Distinct undergraduate entrance scholarships are available for international students. They are academic based, and the monetary value is between $3000 and $4400. To be considered for these scholarships, a student must:

be eligible to pay the full international undergraduate feeregister for at least nine credit hours in each of two semesters in their first academic year normally have fewer than 31 credit hours of transfer credits and meet scholarship standing (comparable to that prescribed for Newfoundland and Labrador and Canadian applicants).

Entering students, as described above, do not have to apply for entrance scholarships administered by the university. These students are considered automatically, based on their high school performance. There are, in addition, several entrance scholarships for students in special circumstances. Applications must be completed for these. A list of the above is available from the Scholarships and Awards Office at St. John's campus or from the Student Services Office at Grenfell Campus. Students from outside the province should contact the Scholarships and Awards Office to determine if they are eligible.

Students can also obtain assistance with:

  • continuing undergraduate scholarships and awards
  • student aid other than Newfoundland and Labrador Student Aid
  • emergency financial assistance