1. An appeal of the Newfoundland and Labrador Resident determination is intended to recognize and be sensitive to applicants who do not meet one of the criteria outlined in general information, but who can demonstrate they are a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  2. A student’s residency determination for the purposes of applying appropriate tuition fees will normally be made at the time the student first applies to Memorial and will remain in place until the student completes a degree or graduate diploma from Memorial. Should a student apply for a subsequent degree or graduate diploma at Memorial, the residency status will be reassessed.

  3. Normally, the responsibility for making an appeal before the committee rests with the individual.

  4. For assistance in the appeals process, it is advised to consult with the Office of the Registrar, by emailing

  5. In the letter of appeal, the individual must clearly state:
    • Name,
    • Current address and telephone number,
    • Email address,
    • Student ID applicable,
    • Grounds for the appeal.

  6. Any appeal of the Newfoundland and Labrador resident determination should be made in writing, by the student, clearly stating the basis for the appeal and should be directed to the Committee Coordinator by email to or by mail to:

    Committee Coordinator
    Tuition Refund Appeals Committee
    c/o The Cashier’s Office
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    St. John’s, NL
    A1C 5S7

  7. A subcommittee of the Tuition Refunds Appeals Committee will hear Newfoundland and Labrador resident appeals for students who will attend all campuses of Memorial University. Chaired by the Associate Director of Financial and Administrative Services, the membership of the subcommittee will also include the University Registrar (or delegate), the Registrar (or delegate) from Grenfell Campus and the Registrar (or delegate) from the Marine Institute.

  8. When providing grounds for the appeal, an individual must provide independent evidence to corroborate statements made in the letter of appeal. Evidence may include, but is not limited to the following: driver’s license, copy of utility bill/invoice indicating permanent residence, letter from employer, etc.

  9. Unless the individual bringing the appeal requests otherwise, appeals are heard anonymously by the committee.

  10. An appeal of the Newfoundland and Labrador resident determination must be filed no later than the last day to add courses in the semester of first registration.