The above is an example of an invoice for a student who started in the 2022-23 academic year and is taking 5 courses with MUNFA professors, the university owes them $514.28 for the two week disruption. The equation used is X * (2 + 2/5) / 14. To calculate how much MUN owes you just replace X with however much tuition you were supposed to pay for the semester
It’s not fair to charge students for a service not provided. MUNFA and MUNSU agree. Other universities that went on strike issued refunds. It’s the right thing to do. Yet, President Vianne Timmons and company may need a reminder that they owe us money, like when the power company sends you an email a couple days before the payment is due. Would it be fair if you had a dinner reservation weeks in advance and the restaurant closed due to a snowstorm and they charged you for the dinner you didn’t eat?
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.