ACADEMIC CALENDAR
2019-2020
TUITION AND OTHER FEES

 

Fees and Financial Information

 

The fees and charges indicated herein are as of the date of printing. The Marine Institute reserves the right to make changes to the regulations, fees and charges listed below. Any questions concerning fees and charges should be directed to the Marine Institute Cashier’s Office on Ridge Road in St. John’s.

 

Tuition Fees:

 

Tuition for Technician Diploma and Diploma of Technology programs for Newfoundland and Labrador students is $173.00 per course to a maximum of $690.00 per term. Other Canadian students are assessed a tuition fee of $225.00 per course to a maximum of $900.00 per term. International students are assessed a tuition fee of $675.00 per course to a maximum of $2,700.00 per term.

 

Technical Session fees for Newfoundland and Labrador students are $173.00 per course to a maximum of $345.00. Other Canadian students Technical Session fees are $225.00 per course to a maximum of $450.00. International students Technical Session fees are $675.00 to a maximum of $1,350.00.

 

Students entering Diploma of Technology / Bachelor of Technology degree programs (Ocean Mapping and Underwater Vehicles) will be assessed fees based on the program structure outlined in this calendar. Diploma level courses are assessed fees as per the paragraph above. Fees for Newfoundland and Labrador students are $225.00 per course, other Canadian students are $332.00 per course, and International students are $1,145.00 per course for undergraduate courses in the program + other applicable fees as listed in the Memorial University Academic Calendar.

 

Tuition for Advanced Diploma programs for Newfoundland and Labrador students is $345.00 per course to a maximum of $1,380.00 per term. Other Canadian students are assessed a tuition fee of $450.00 per course to a maximum of $800.00 per term. International students are assessed a tuition fee of $900.00 per course to a maximum of $3,600.00 per term.

 

Students entering work terms in Advanced Diplomas and Diplomas of Technology must pay a fee equivalent to the fee for one course upon registration for that work term. The exceptions include the Marine Engineering and Nautical Science work terms which are equivalent to two courses paid one time in the first work term.

 

Technical Session fees for Advanced Diploma Programs for Newfoundland and Labrador students are $345.00 per course to a maximum of $690.00. Other Canadian students, Technical Session fees are $450.00 per course to a maximum $900.00. International Students, Technical Session Fees are $900.00 per course to a maximum of $1800.00.

 

Tuition fees for all other programs can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. Students sponsored by Human Resources & Labour and Employment (HRLE) should also contact the Registrar.

 

Sponsorship:

 

Students who will be in receipt of sponsorship by an employer, HRLE or any other agency are responsible for the payment to the Marine Institute of all related tuition and other fees in accordance with the fee payment policy. In cases where a sponsor wishes to be invoiced by the Marine Institute for tuition or other fees, written notification must be provided from the sponsor on or before the day that fees are due to be paid. Such notification must state which fees, and to what amount, will be paid on the students behalf.

 

Laboratory Fee:

 

First year students are required to pay a non-refundable Laboratory Fee of $25.00 upon registration in term 1. All other diploma (other than MESD and NA) students are required to pay a non-refundable Laboratory fee of $5.00 at registration. Advanced Diploma students are required to pay a $250.00 laboratory fee per term.

 

The Marine Engineering Systems Design and Naval Architecture programs are computing intensive. Students will be provided with a state-of-the-art laptop computer starting in the second year of the program. This laptop will enable you to work on projects and to access the network (Internal or Internet) 24 hours per day/7 days per week for the duration of the program.

 

Participation in this arrangement is mandatory for all students enrolling in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Systems Design Programs.

 

Students entering the second year of the Marine Institute technology diplomas in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Systems Design must pay a Laboratory Fee of $450.00 per term and $225.00 per session.

 

Student Union Fees:

 

A Student Council Fee of $30.00 (full time) or $15.00 (part time) per term is compulsory. A total Provincial and Federal Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) Fee of $9.34 per term compulsory. All fees are payable at registration.

 

Application Fees:

 

A fee of $60.00 must accompany each application for admission to all Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Certificate programs from any and all Canadian students.

 

Applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution outside of Newfoundland or who have Non-Canadian status must include a fee of $120.00 for admission to all Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Certificate programs.

 

Student Services Fee:

 

A fee of $50.00 per semester.

 

Campus Renewal Fee:

 

Technician Diplomas/Diplomas of Technology/Post Graduate Certificate/Advanced Diplomas - $50.00 per course to maximum of $200.00 per term and $100.00 per technical session.

 

Technical Certificate Programs - $250.00 per term

 

Recreation Complex:

 

All students in Diploma, Vocational/Technical Certificate and Transport Canada Certificate programs have access to Memorial University’s Recreation Complex. The mandatory fee for this is $62.16 per semester or $31.08 per session.

 

Confirmation Fee:

 

A non-refundable, nontransferable fee of $150.00 is required from all applicants who are accepted or conditionally accepted for Marine Engineering and Nautical Science.

 

A non-refundable, nontransferable fee of $500.00 is required from all applicants who are accepted or conditionally accepted for Bridge Watch or Marine Diesel.

 

This fee ensures that your place is reserved in the program and is applied towards your tuition.

 

In order for a student to be assigned their seat for OSSC courses, the student must pay the full amount of the course up front. If a student is 100% sponsored by either a company or a funding agency, they must provide written proof of their sponsorship and their seat will be held. If a student is not 100% sponsored, the student must pay any portion of the fees not funded prior to being assigned a seat in the training course.

 

With 7 days written notice (prior to the start day of the course in which the student is registered) the student is eligible for a refund of all fees paid, less the $150.00 confirmation fee. In absence of this notice, all fees are forfeited upon cancellation.

 

Health And Dental Insurance:

 

Full time students are automatically enrolled in the health and dental plan. Part time students are not automatically enrolled in the health and dental plan but an opt into the plan before the first 2 weeks of each semester. Opt in forms are located in room C2210.

 

The cost of health/dental insurance for Canadian students is $150.48 per term and dependent coverage is available upon request at an additional cost per family of $150.48 per term. International students should contact the Office of Student Affairs and Services for health/dental insurance information.

 

Students enrolled in another health/dental plan may apply to be excluded from the Marine Institute Student Union (MISU) plan by opting out online at https://onlineservices.greenshield.ca/StudentOptOut/Home.aspx?cl=42883&edu=32028 and provide proof of existing coverage. Acceptable proof will include, but is not limited to, the name of the company providing coverage, policy number, and specific reference to coverage.

 

The opt out deadline for any given academic term is two weeks after the first day of lectures. Students who opt out of the health/dental plan in the Fall semester will automatically be opted out for the remainder of the academic year unless notification is made to the MISU to opt in.

 

The opt in deadline for any given academic term is two weeks after the first day of lectures.

 

Coverage under the MISU student health/dental plan is on the basis of academic year. Therefore, if any student chooses to opt out of the plan, they must do so at the beginning of each and every academic year.

 

If a student is on long term sea phase, they are automatically covered for health insurance only. If a student wishes to opt out of the health plan they must make the necessary arrangements. If the long term sea phase or work term begins before September 1st of any given year, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements to opt out of the plan at the beginning of September, if they wish to do so. Students must opt out within the first two weeks of the scheduled start date of their work term for their program as published in the academic diary. If a student wishes to add on dental coverage they must fill out an opt in form during the first two weeks of lectures per academic term, which can be picked up at the MISU office.

 

In the case where a student has just completed a work term and is entering into a new academic semester and has opted out of the health care plan the previous semester, the student is also required to opt out of the dental plan for the new semester if they do not wish to have the dental coverage. The deadline for opting out of the plan is two weeks after the first day of lectures for that semester.

 

If a student is registered for courses at both the St. John’s Campus and Marine Institute, they must opt out of both plans if they do not wish to have that coverage.

 

Any question about Health and Dental please call 709-778-0400.

 

Methods of Payment

 

The following options are available for payment of fees to the Marine Institute:

 

Cash/Debit Card - Must be paid in person at the Cashier’s Office. Do not mail cash.

 

Cheque - May be mailed or delivered in person to the Cashier’s Office.

 

Credit Card – Effective December 31, 2013 VISA will disallow any credit card processing company in Canada from charging a convenience fee on Visa transactions. Therefore, as of January 1, 2013 MasterCard will be the only credit card accepted to pay online student accounts. However, an agreement has been signed with Moneris Solutions whereby Moneris will provide the ability to pay for tuition fees online using your Master Card on Student Self Service. In exchange for this service, Moneris will charge students a convenience fee of 1.95%.

 

Telephone or Online Banking – Customers of the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Montreal, The Bank of Nova Scotia and Canada Trust who have access to the banks’ telephone or online banking systems can pay their fees using this service up to the last day to add courses for each semester. Further information on the use of these banking systems can be obtained from your local branch.

 

Tuition Voucher - Students receiving a tuition voucher must present the tuition voucher and pay the balance of any fees to the Cashier’s Office by the published deadlines to avoid being assessed a late payment fee.

 

Student Loans:

 

Students enrolling in courses of 12 weeks or more in length may be eligible for Canada Student Loans.

 

For student loan purposes, the allowance for books is approximately $500.00 per semester or $1000.00 per year. For applicants from provinces outside Newfoundland and Labrador please contact the Student or Financial Aid office for your province. For further information concerning loan programs for students from Newfoundland and Labrador contact the Student Aid Branch of the Department of Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education as follows:

Internet: http://www.gov.nl.ca/studentaid (Online applications and information)

 

E-mail: studentaid@mail.gov.nl.ca

 

Telephone: (709) 729-5849 (client service during business hours) or (709) 729-4244 or 1-888-657-0800 for automated information service.

 

Facsimile: (709) 729-2298

 

Office: Coughlan College on the St. John’s Campus of Memorial University - Monday to Friday 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (4:00 p.m. during the summer)

 

Mail: Student Financial Services Division
Department of Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

 

Students unable to meet fee obligations while awaiting a student loan must contact the Marine Institute’s Finance Office on or before the date that fees are due to arrange for a deferral of payment. Once loan documents are received at the Marine Institute, all fees owing will be signed out of the student loan unless the student wishes to immediately pay by another method.

 

Student Residence:

 

Students attending the Institute may apply for accommodation to:

 

Manager of Accommodations
Housing, Food and Conference Services
309 Hatcher House
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3P7
Phone: (709) 864-7590 or E-mail: housing@mun.ca
Internet: http://www.mun.ca/hfcs/

 

All students are responsible for locating suitable accommodation for the duration of their studies.

 

Locker Fee:

 

Students wishing to obtain a locker will pay $20.00. Ten dollars will be refunded at the end of the year provided the lock is returned in proper working order.

 

Challenge Exam:

 

A fee equivalent to the cost of one course is payable by students applying to earn credit in a Marine Institute course by way of a challenge exam. Further information regarding challenge exams is provided in the section regarding Academic Regulations.

 

Late Registration Fee:

 

The Registrar schedules the registration period and deadline for each term. Students are advised of this information. Students who fail to register before the registration deadline date will be assessed a basic late registration fee of $20.00 as well as $10.00 per day for each day beyond the deadline.

 

Students unable to register on their scheduled registration date due to a pending outcome of a supplementary exam, re-read of an exam, or verification of admission from the Registrar’s Office will not be subject to a late registration penalty.

 

Supplementary Examination Fee:

 

A non-refundable supplementary examination fee of $50.00 is charged for each supplementary examination that a student writes. This fee must be submitted with the application to write supplementary examination(s).

 

Re-of Examination Fee

 

A fee of $50.00 is charged for each examination re-read. It is refunded only if the mark is raised. This fee must be submitted with the application for examination re-read(s).

 

Replacement of Certificate Fee:

 

A fee of $30.00 is charged for a certificate replacement.

 

Replacement of ID Card Fee:

 

A fee of $15.00 is charged for each replacement Student Identification Card.

 

Replacement of T2202a Fee:

 

An administration fee of $10.00 is charged for each replacement T2202A (Educational Deduction Form).