Academic Credit Courses

Undergraduate and Graduate Registration

The university, through the Department of Human Resources, provides tuition for eligible employees to take one Memorial University academic credit course per semester to a maximum of three courses per calendar year. This opportunity is detailed in the Employee Training and Development policy and the Procedure for Availing of Memorial University Credit Courses. Please refer to the policy and procedure for detailed information.

Who are eligible employees?

Eligible Employees are all permanent, operating-funded employees contributing into the university's benefits program including operating-funded contractual employees whose contract (or series of contracts) is for a period greater than six months and who are contributing into the university's benefits program.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact

What is covered?

The university covers the cost of tuition. Employees are responsible for all other costs such as admission and registration fees, textbooks, student union fees, laboratory fees, and research and project fees.

Programs that have additional special fees or premium tuition associated with them are not covered under the policy. The maximum funding for such programs is an amount equivalent to the basic tuition (or equivalent program enrollment fee) that would apply in the absence of a special fee or premium tuition or any other incremental program enrollment fee.


Approval for financial assistance for credit courses must be obtained prior to the semester start date (as outlined in Memorial’s academic calendar) for which assistance is requested.

To obtain approval, the Application for Financial Assistance for Memorial University Credit Course Form must be completed and emailed to (this form is available in the HR forms section of the portal under the employee tab).

Once an application is approved, the Department of Human Resources will notify the employee. Funding approvals are forwarded to Financial and Administrative Services for processing the tuition credit on the employee’s student account. 

Please note, Memorial has no obligation to pay for courses that have not received prior approval.

Employees must apply each semester funding is requested.