Tuition fees, registration fees and student union fees are due when you register. This includes the fees for the upcoming academic year and any outstanding fees.
For a detailed listing of all financial regulations and fees, please see the Fees and Charges section of the current university Calendar. The fees and charges in the Calendar are valid at the date of printing; however, you should note that they are subject to change.
Methods of Payment
Memorial University offers students a variety of payment methods, each described in detail below.
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. Do not mail cash.
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.
If you are using a cheque to pay fees you are strongly encouraged to mail it to avoid line-ups at the Cashier's and Bursar's offices. You may post-date the cheque to the payment deadline (check the University Diary and Relevant Dates for dates).
CREDIT CARD - Moneris, Memorial's clearing house for credit card payments, charges a 1.75% convenience fee to those who use a MasterCard credit card to make payments on student accounts. Since December 31, 2013, MasterCard is the only credit card accepted for student account payments. Students continue to have a range of payment options, including online or telephone banking, payment by mail using cheque, money order, bank draft or wire transfer of funds, or payment in person by cash, cheque or debit card. For more information, please refer to the FAQ. You must use Memorial Self-Service. Ensure your payment is received by payment deadline (check the University Diary and Relevant Dates for dates). Because Memorial Self-Service uses state-of-the art encryption technology to ensure the security of your data you might experience difficulty using older browsers.
TELEPHONE or ONLINE BANKING - Customers of most major Canadian Chartered Banks who have access to the banks' telephone or online banking systems can pay their fees up to and including the fees payment deadline (check the University Diary and Relevant Dates for dates) using this service. Further information on the use of this banking system can be obtained from your local branch.
TUITION VOUCHER - If you are receiving a tuition voucher, it must be presented at the Cashier's Office in St. John's or the Bursar's Office at Grenfell Campus by the fees payment deadline, to avoid a late payment penalty. Any remaining fees not covered by the tuition voucher must also be paid by the fees payment deadline.
PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS - Graduate students who wish to have their tuition paid from their bi-weekly financial support can request the service online each semester through Memorial Self-Service. Information about the payroll deduction process is available from the School of Graduate Studies. To sign up for payroll deductions through Self-Service, click on “Employee Services” and then “Graduate Student Payroll Deduction Request.” To avoid late fees, sign up for payroll deduction before the first day of classes each semester.
STUDENT AID - In place since Fall 2012, important changes to the student loans disbursement process affect all students who have applied and been approved for funding. See the Provincial Department of Advanced Education and Skills Student Aid website for details.
Once your application for financial assistance has been assessed and approved for funding, you will be sent a Notice of Assessment and a Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA). You must complete and mail your MSFAA to the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC) via a designated Canada Post outlet. Once the NSLSC has confirmed receipt of your MSFAA and has received Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment from Memorial, your financial assistance will be deposited to your bank account and/or sent directly to Memorial University to pay tuition fees. This one-time loan agreement is issued for the lifetime of your educational borrowing, provided any break in studies is not more than two years. There will no longer be an in-person pick-up and processing distribution process on campus.
If you do not want your fees deducted from your loan you must pay by one of the other methods at least 7 business days before the first day of lectures. Please note that if you pay by another method after this date, your tuition will still be deducted from your loan and your other payment will be refunded.
If you are a student at Memorial University receiving a student loan from a province other than Newfoundland and Labrador, you can finalize necessary documents and pick up your loan at the University Centre, UC4018. Contact Cheryl Peckham at 709 864 3536 or 709 864 6168. Students from the United States who are interested in applying for U.S. Student Aid should contact Rhonda Byrne, International Student Coordinator at 709 864 6167, University Centre, UC4016.
Remember, postgraduate interns and residents with outstanding fees after August 1 and undergraduates with outstanding fees after lectures begin will be assessed a late payment penalty.
Inquiries regarding fees should be directed to the Cashier's Office at 709 864 8226/8829.