A recently obtained ATIPP reveals that Memorial University of Newfoundland has a proposal to implement differential tuition for both new and existing programs. The list includes a total of 13.
Below is the section from the Board of Regents finance committee document titled Tuition Framework:
Graduate Programs (Course-based, Professional)
Since the early 2000s, for all newly-developed course-based, graduate programs, Memorial has introduced differential tuition to offset the cost of delivery for these programs. The revenue attribution model provides 80% of the differential portion of the tuition to academic unit and 20% is retained centrally. Memorial currently has 15 differential tuition programs.
It is now being proposed that some of our existing course-based programs, established prior to 2000, introduce differential tuition to address budgetary erosion, combined with increased delivery costs that have occurred over the past two decades. Many of these programs are well below the national average. For example the two-year, MBA program at Memorial currently costs $5,718 (NL), $7,434 (Can), $9,600 (Int’l). The national average for the same program is approximately $20,500 (Domestic) and $22,200 (International.)
A list of professional/course-based programs being proposed for differential tuition are provided in the attached Appendix A. Several of these are new programs, while others are existing programs. Fully-developed proposals will be submitted to the Board for consideration at its September 2021 meeting.
Proposed Graduate Differential Tuition
Faculty of Education
Post Secondary Studies – International NEW
Post Secondary Studies – Student Affairs and Services NEW
M.ED Counselling Psychology NEW
M.ED. Inclusive Education – course route NEW
M.Ed. Inclusive Education – internship route NEW
Ed.D. Doctor of Education NEW
Graduate Diploma (MBA) NEW
Master of Employment Relations (MER) Joint with HSS EXISTING
Master of Public Health EXISTING
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Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.