Tuition and Fees FAQ
Newfoundland and Labrador resident definition
- The Faculty of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and School of Nursing have their own residency requirements for admission purposes. Does the new NL resident definition apply to students applying to those programs?
The NL resident definition that was approved in Dec. 2017 applies for tuition purposes only. Faculties and schools will continue to apply their definitions for admissions purposes.
- If an international student becomes a permanent resident of Canada during their studies, will Canadian tuition or NL resident tuition rates apply?
Canadian tuition rates would apply to an international student who becomes permanent resident of Canada during their studies at Memorial.
- Does the tuition increase apply to Canadian and international students seeking admission for diploma, advanced diploma and certificate programs?
Yes. Canadian and international students seeking admission for diploma, advanced diploma and certificate programs will pay the increased tuition rates.
The following certificate and diploma programs are exempt – Canadian and international students admitted to these programs for the fall 2018 semester will not pay the increased tuition rate:
Industry response programs (Destiny software), including:
- Marine Diesel program (MI technical certificate)
- Bridge Watch program (MI technical certificate)
- Will the tuition increase apply to Canadian and international students currently enrolled in programs at Memorial if they are still completing their programs in the fall 2021 semester?
Yes. The tuition increase will apply to current Canadian and international students enrolled in degree programs or taking courses if they are still attending Memorial in the fall 2021 semester. These students will be maintained at current tuition rates until then to allow for completion of their programs along typical timelines. Students must complete a program and cannot have withdrawn from that program for more than three semesters for the grandfathering to apply. If a Canadian or international student applies to a second/different degree program, the Sept. 2018 increase will apply.
- Does the tuition increase apply for all undergraduate and graduate programs?
The tuition increase for Canadian and international students applies for the majority of undergraduate and graduate programs.
The following undergraduate and graduate programs and courses are exempt from the tuition increase – Canadian and international students admitted to these programs for the fall 2018 or subsequent semesters semester will not pay the increased tuition rate:
- Bachelor of Technology in Maritime Studies 410A and 410B
- Master of Science in Applied Health Research
- Does the tuition increase apply to students in graduate programs in the Faculty of Medicine?
The tuition increase applies to Canadian and international graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine, but not to Canadian and international undergraduate (MD) and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine.
- Does the tuition increase apply to students who are graduate diploma candidates or doctoral program candidates?
- Does the tuition increase apply to students taking online courses?
Yes – the tuition increase applies for new Canadian and international students registering for online courses for the fall 2018 semester.
- Does the increased tuition rate apply to co-operative education program fees?
No. The co-operative education fee is excluded from the tuition fee increase. However, the Board of Regents approved an increase to the co-operative education program work term fee for Canadian and NL students, effective Sept. 2018. The work term fee for international students remains the same.
- Does the increased tuition rate apply to English as a Second Language (ESL) program fees?
No. ESL programs are not credit-based, therefore their fees are separate from tuition. However, students completing the ESL Bridging Program and taking one or two university courses will pay current rates until the completion of the program or 2021 (whichever comes first). Beyond 2021, the tuition increase would apply to students taking university courses along with the ESL program.
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