University Regulations

FEES AND CHARGES

A. INFORMATION GOVERNING PAYMENT OF FEES AND CHARGES

B. APPLICATION AND ADMISSION FEES

C. TUITION AND RELATED FEES

D. RESIDENCE AND MEALS FEES AND CHARGES

E. STUDENT ORGANIZATION FEES

F. FEES AND CHARGES PERTAINING TO APPEALS

G. MISCELLANEOUS FEES AND CHARGES


The fees and charges indicated herein are as of the date of printing. The University reserves the right to make changes to the regulations, fees and charges listed below.

A. INFORMATION GOVERNING PAYMENT OF FEES AND CHARGES

1. General Regulations

a) Tuition fees, residence fees, student union fees and health/dental insurance are due once a student registers regardless of the method of registration, and must be paid by the fee deadline to avoid a late payment penalty.

b) Students who have been awarded a scholarship, bursary, Canada Student Loan or other similar award, which may be used for the payment of fees, may be permitted to have their tuition fees outstanding until they are in receipt of the award or Canada Student Loan.

2. Methods of Payment

a) Cash/Debit Card - Must be paid in person at the Cashier's Office in St. John's or the Bursar's Office in Corner Brook.

b) Cheque - May be mailed, or delivered in person, to the Cashier's Office in St. John's or Bursar's Office in Corner Brook, or placed in the night deposit slot at the Cashier's Office in St. John's.

Dishonoured cheque charge - This charge will be made for each cheque tendered to the University and not honoured by the bank. A student with a dishonoured cheque record must pay fees by cash, certified cheque or money order.

-Dishonoured cheque charge.............$25

c) Credit Card - Visa and MasterCard are the only accepted cards. Payment using this method should be done through the telephone registration system.

d) Payroll Deductions - Graduate students receiving funding through the University payroll system may elect to pay their tuition and other charges by payroll deduction. The policy and form for payroll deductions are available at the School of Graduate Studies.

e) Student Aid - Students paying fees from a Canada Student Loan will have the amount owing signed out automatically from their loans.

f) Telephone Banking - Available with the Royal Bank of Canada and Canada Trust telephone banking systems. Further information on the use of these banking systems can be obtained from local branches of these banks.

g) Tuition Voucher - Students receiving a tuition voucher must pay the balance of their fees by the published deadlines to avoid being assessed a late payment fee.

3. Penalties for Non-compliance with Payment of Fees and Charges

a) Students who, without approval, pay their fees later than the deadlines specified in the University Diary, will be assessed a late payment fee.

Late payment fee (as assessed by the Comptroller)...................... Maximum of $75

b) Students who have not paid all fees or arranged for fee payment with the Comptroller prior to the first day of lectures, as stated in the University Diary, may have their registration cancelled at the discretion of the University. Such students will then be required to re-register after all fees are paid and after the first day of lectures, as stated in the University Diary, but no later than the end of the regular registration period.

c) Students with outstanding accounts will:

i) Be ineligible to select courses for a subsequent semester until the outstanding account has been paid in full by cash, money order or certified cheque. This also applies to accounts outstanding pending the receipt of a scholarship, bursary or other similar award.
ii) Not be permitted into residence without approval from the Comptroller.
iii) Not be awarded a degree, diploma or certificate, and will not be issued an academic transcript until the outstanding account has been paid in full by cash, money order or certified cheque.

d) Accounts outstanding on the last day of examinations in a semester/session will be charged interest at the prime interest rate plus two percent. Such interest will apply effective the first day of lectures in that semester.

B. APPLICATION AND ADMISSION FEES

Unless otherwise noted, these Application and Admission Fees are non-refundable.

1. Undergraduate Students

a) University Calendar Fee

- A University Calendar will be supplied free to undergraduate students newly admitted to the University.
- University Calendar fee for others.................. $5

b) Application Processing Fees

This fee is payable with each application for admission/re-admission to the University.

i) General Application Processing Fee

- Undergraduate students who have never attended a post-secondary institution or who have previously attended Memorial, excluding medical students.................. $40
- Undergraduate students who have attended a post-secondary institution outside of Newfoundland or who are non-Canadian applicants, excluding medical students.................. $80
- Medical students.................... $75
- Graduate students.............. $40

ii) Fees in addition to General Application Processing Fee

- Challenge for credit (one half of the fee associated with the credit hour value of each course)

c) Admission Fee (in addition to General Application Processing Fee)

- Bachelor of Technology........................ $300
- Bachelor of Maritime Studies...................... $300

d) Late fees

All late fees are payable when assessed.

Late application fee
- Up to one week after deadline............................ $30
- Each subsequent week to final date for receipt of applications............................. $10

2. Graduate Students

- An application processing fee is payable with each application for admission to the University.

- Application processing fee................... $40

C. TUITION AND RELATED FEES

1. Undergraduate Students (other than Medical Students)

a) Unless otherwise specified, tuition fees are charged according to the credit hour value associated with the registered course(s).

b) For the purposes of calculating tuition only:

i) The credit hour value of each of the A and B components of a linked course shall be equivalent to one half of the credit hour value of the B component (see General Academic Regulations (undergraduate) for the definition of linked course).
ii) The credit hour value of foundation courses and non-degree courses (i.e. certificate programmes) shall be three (see General Academic Regulations (undergraduate) for the definition of foundation course).
iii) The credit hour value of courses with "W" in the final position of the course number, excluding co-operative education work terms, shall be three.

c) Fees for Citizens of Canada and Permanent Residents

- Fee per credit hour (Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise indicated).................... $110
- Co-operative education work terms............... $420
- Technology 4000.................. $1,500
- Maritime Studies 4000................... $1,500
- Music 141A, 141B, 241A, 241B, 346A, 346B, 446A and 446B (per course).................. $590
- Computer Science 3700 (per semester).................. $200

d) Fees for International Students

- Tuition fees for international students will be double the fees for citizens of Canada and permanent residents.

e) Tuition Refunds Based on Withdrawal from Course(s)

i) A student dropping courses within two weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester, will not be liable for tuition fees for those courses. Students dropping courses after that time will receive tuition fee refunds on a prorated basis. Any student who drops a course from two weeks to three weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester, shall have 50% of the tuition refunded. Any student who drops a course from three weeks to four weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester, shall have 25% of the tuition refunded. No tuition will be refunded for courses dropped after five weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester. For the actual dates relating to these refunds, see the University Diary.
ii) In the case of sessions, accelerated courses and courses offered outside of the normal time frame of a semester or session, the tuition refund drop periods will be prorated accordingly.
iii) Tuition fees will not be refunded for any reason, including medical, for courses dropped after the final refund date.

2. Undergraduate Students (Medical Students)

- Annual tuition fee (September 1 - $3,125, January 1 - $3,125)...................... $6,250
- Incentive Students annual tuition fee (applies only to students accepted under Pilot Project in 1995)........... $20,000
- International students annual tuition fee................... $30,000

3. Graduate Students

a) Fees are payable at the time of registration (See A.1. above). All graduate students must be registered in each semester of the three-semester academic year throughout the whole period of their programme until all academic requirements for the degree have been met and they have been deemed eligible to graduate by the School of Graduate Studies. Final dates in each semester for notification of completion of academic requirements (i.e. Submission of Recommendation for Award of Degree) in order to be deregistered from Graduate Registration 9000/Medicine 9900 without incurring liability for tuition are included in the University Diary.

b) There is a minimum fee for all graduate degrees. The amount of this fee for both Canadian and international students will depend on the semester fees in effect during his/her period of registration. Semester fees are subject to review at least annually. They are:
Fee Per Semester # Of Semesters Fee Must Be Paid
Masters candidate: Plan A
Plan B
Plan C

$953
$632
$1,312

6
9
3
Doctor of Philosophy candidate $1,183 9
Graduate Diploma candidate

$420

9


c) At the time of first registration, each Masters's candidate must select a payment plan. The fee payable in the first and subsequent semesters will depend upon the payment plan selected. Once selected, the payment plan will remain in effect for the duration of the student's period of registration, and cannot be changed. Payment Plan C is available for selected programmes only.

d) A student who completes his/her programme in a period of time shorter than that covered by the selected payment plan will, in his/her final semester be required to pay the difference between the product of the semester fee in effect in that final semester and the number of times which a fee should have been paid in accordance with the payment plan selected, and the actual amount paid.

e) A student whose programme extends beyond the period covered by the selected payment plan will be assessed the appropriate programme continuance fee for each additional semester of registration. Continuance fees will be charged until the final submission of the thesis to the School of Graduate Studies. The programme continuance fees per semester are:

- Masters candidate.................................... $434
- Doctor of Philosophy candidate................ $741
- Graduate Diploma candidate.................... $210

f) The semester fees listed above cover only the courses (if any) prescribed for the programme by the academic unit and approved by the Dean. A student taking courses which are not part of the approved programme must pay for them separately in accordance with the fee schedule for undergraduate courses.

g) A graduate student who is permitted by the Dean to transfer from a Master's to a Ph.D. programme before the former is completed will be required to pay the difference between the fees for the two programmes, based on the Ph.D. semester fee in effect during each semester of the Master's programme. This additional payment shall be made over the duration of the remaining semesters for which Ph.D. programme fees are owed, or over three semesters, whichever is greater.

h) A graduate student who wishes to withdraw from his/her graduate programme must inform the Dean of Graduate Studies, in writing, within three weeks after the first day of lectures in the semester. Failure to do so will result in the student being held responsible for the fees due to the end of that semester.

i) Where a thesis is required by a particular degree or programme, a fee will be charged to cover the cost of binding two copies of the thesis.

- Thesis binding fee................ $40

4. Post-Graduate Residents and Interns

- Registration fee per annum..................... $500

5. Continuing Education Students

Diploma in Information Technology Students

- Full-time students (payable over three semesters, including work term)................... $11,500
- Part-time students (payable over nine consecutive semesters)................................... $8,500

6. Distance Education Courses

For distance education courses, there are administrative fees which are charged in addition to the tuition fees for these courses. These fees cover the cost of course materials (including textbooks), rental of video and audio tapes and management of web courses.

- Administrative fees (per credit hour for Canadian addresses).................. $12
- Administrative fees (per credit hour for out of country addresses)........... $24

7. Penalties for Non-compliance with Payment of Tuition And Related Fees

a) Late registration fee (is assessed by the Registrar and applies to students who register after the deadline specified in the University Diary)............ $20

b) With additional fee per day............... $10

D. RESIDENCE AND MEALS FEES AND CHARGES

1. St. John's Campus (under review)

For additional information on residences see the section of the Calendar dealing with Student Housing.

a) General Residence Fees

i) Residence application fee

This fee will not be refunded and will not be credited to the student's account.

- Residence application fee.......... $20

ii) Residence deposit

This deposit is charged only to students who are applying to live in residence for the first time (due May 31 for Fall semester; November 15 for Winter semester). The deposit is creditable and may be refunded when all conditions pertaining to it are met. All students will be required to place a deposit unless exempted, in writing, by the Director of Student Housing and Food Services.

- Residence deposit............... $200

b) Residence Fees During Semesters

The fees and charges below are per semester, per person, unless otherwise noted. For further information, contact Student Housing and Food Services.

i) Paton College

Room charge
- Double................. $672
- Single.............. $830

Meal charge
- 19 meals per week................. $1,278
- 14 meals per week............... $1,223
- 10 meals per week............. $1,128

ii) Burton's Pond Apartments

- Single.................. $845
- Married students' apartments (per month, per apartment)................... $550

c) Residence Fees Between Semesters

Students who need to stay in residence between semesters may be accommodated providing space is available and reasonable notice is given in writing to Student Housing and Food Services. Students are required to pay the full charge on receipt of notification of acceptance.

Paton College and Burton's Pond

- Apartments/Room rates (per night, per person).................. $7

d) Penalties for Non-compliance with Payment of Fees and Charges

i) Students with outstanding fees will not be permitted into residence without approval from the Comptroller.
ii) Students returning to residence must cancel a room assignment by July 1 (for Fall semester) or December 1 (for Winter semester). Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee.

Cancellation fee................... $300

2. Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

The fees and charges below are per semester, per person, unless otherwise noted.

a) General Residence Fees

i) Residence application fee

This fee will not be refunded and will not be credited to the student's account.

- Residence application fee...................... $20

ii) Residence deposit

This deposit is charged only to students who are applying to live in residence for the first time (due May 31 for Fall semester; November 15 for Winter semester). The deposit is creditable and may be refunded when all conditions pertaining to it are met.

- Residence deposit................ $100

b) Residence Fees During Semesters

- Room.................. $886

c) Residence Fees Between Semesters

Students who need to stay in residence between semesters may be accommodated providing space is available and reasonable notice is given in writing to Student Housing. Students are required to pay the full charge on receipt of notification of acceptance.

- Room rates (per night, per person)................ $15

E. STUDENT ORGANIZATION FEES

Student organization fees are collected by the University as a service to the student body. They are payable prior to, or at the time of, registration.

1. St. John's Campus

All fees are per semester and are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

a) Undergraduate students (full time)

i) General fees

- Student Union fee......................................................................................................................... $25
- Canadian Federation of Students' fee (not collected Spring semester)............................................... $3
- Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Students' fee (not collected Spring semester)................. $3

ii) Health/Dental Plans 1

- Student Health Plan 2 ............................$81
- Dental Plan 2 ........................................$65

1 Students who have coverage similar to the Student Health Plan/Dental Plan, may opt out of the plan(s) by completing the required forms at the MUNSU office and by providing proof of existing coverage, either a plan membership card or a photocopy of the existing policy. In either case the material must show the name of the company offering the plan and the policy number. The opt out deadline is two weeks after the first day of lectures. Students who opt out of the health plan in September will automatically be opted out for the remainder of the academic year.

2 Coverage under the Student Health and Dental Plans is on an annual basis. Students who enroll in the plan for the fall and winter semesters will be covered for the period September to August. Students not meeting this criteria should check with MUNSU for their status in the health plan.

b) Undergraduate Students (part-time)

- Student Union fee........................ $5

c) Graduate Students

- Union fee.................. $20

d) Post-Graduate Residents and Interns

- Union fee (per annum)............................ $5

e) Nursing Students (fee collected in the Fall semester)

- Canadian Nursing Students' Association fee (full time students, per annum)......................... $5
- Canadian Nursing Students' Association fee (part-time students, per annum)....................... $3

2. Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

a) Undergraduate Students (full time)

- Health Plan.......................................................................................................................................... $64
- Student Union fee................................................................................................................................ $45
- S.U.B. Fund (not collected Spring semester)........................................................................................ $5
- Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Students' fee (not collected Spring semester)...................... $3
- Canadian Federation of Students' fee................................................................................................... $3

b) Undergraduates (part-time)

- Union fees................ $7

3. International Student Health Insurance (varies from year to year)

All students (undergraduate and graduate) studying on a student visa at Memorial University of Newfoundland will be required, as a condition of registration, to purchase health insurance. Such students should check with the International Students' Advisor for details.

F. FEES AND CHARGES PERTAINING TO APPEALS

1. Challenge for Credit Fee

Fee one half of the fee associated with the credit hour value of the course.

2. Supplementary Examination Fee

- Fee...................................................... $50

3. Reread of Final Examination Fee

- Fee.......................... $50

G. MISCELLANEOUS FEES AND CHARGES

1. Student Parking Fees

Students may purchase permits on a semester or per annum basis.

- Per semester........................ $13.80
- Per annum............................$41.40

2. Books and Supplies

Students should be prepared to meet an expenditure of approximately $350 to cover the cost of textbooks and supplies each semester. Students are cautioned against the purchase of second-hand textbooks and laboratory manuals as these books may have become obsolete.

3. Damages or Destruction to University Property

Unwarranted damages or destruction to University property will be charged to the responsible party or parties, and are payable when assessed.


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