General Information

The purpose of determining who is a Newfoundland and Labrador resident is to calculate tuition fees for students at Memorial University. It is assumed that everyone is a resident of some place and that the determination of whether a person is a Newfoundland and Labrador resident will be based on the specific facts in each situation.

For the purposes of tuition determination, the definition of a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador is:

A. At the time of application to the University, the applicant must be a citizen of Canada or have Permanent Resident status.

International students who obtain Permanent Residency after their initial application would be adjusted to the domestic tuition rate but are not eligible for the NL resident tuition rate.

B. The applicant must meet at least one of the following four criteria:

1. The applicant has attended a Newfoundland and Labrador high school within the two years prior to the semester for which admission is sought. This includes those students who are deemed to have met Newfoundland and Labrador high school requirements through other equivalent means (e.g. homeschooling).

2. At the time of general application to the University, the permanent home address for the applicant is located in Newfoundland and Labrador. Applicants may be required to provide evidence of permanent home address. See Note below.

3. The applicant is in receipt of a Newfoundland and Labrador student loan issued by NL Student Aid.

4. The applicant has lived in Newfoundland and Labrador for 12 consecutive months without undertaking full-time studies at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Note: Canadian applicants who have lived outside Newfoundland and Labrador for twelve consecutive months without undertaking fulltime studies at a recognized post-secondary institution will be considered a resident of the province where they resided at the time of application.

In the event that incomplete, false or misleading information is submitted, Memorial University reserves the right to retroactively reassess all tuition fees for each semester affected, revoke the status and take disciplinary action against the student according to the Memorial University Code.