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Memorial University's Board of Regents approves tuition fee reduction

Ref. No. 143

DATE:     May 29, 2002
SUBJECT:     Memorial University's Board of Regents approves tuition fee reduction

Memorial University's Board of Regents has announced a reduction of 10 per cent in tuition fees for Canadian undergraduate students, starting in September 2002. Tuition fees for students in the Faculty of Medicine and the Marine Institute, as well as fees for international students, will be frozen for another year.

The tuition reductions were made possible by the provincial government's allotting $3.5 million in this year's budget specifically to enhance the affordability of university education.

"Following its budget announcement, the government hosted a roundtable discussion with student, university and government representatives to discuss how to best use this extra funding," said Dr. Axel Meisen, Memorial's president. "The minister subsequently requested that the Board of Regents use the $3.5 million for the purpose of this reduction in tuition fees.

"With this measure, tuition fees for most undergraduates will be reduced to $2,675 per year, making Memorial among the most affordable universities in Canada," said Dr. Meisen.


For further information, please contact Deborah Inkpen, acting manager, Memorial University News Service, 737-8665, cell 687-9243.


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