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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2016


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 27/16

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 27/16

Student Financial Assistance Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Student Financial Assistance Act
(O.C. 2016-0173)

(Filed June 1, 2016)

Under the authority of section 16 of the Student Financial Assistance Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. Johnís, May 31, 2016.

Julia Mullaley
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


††††††† 1. S.4 R&S
Amount of financial assistance

NLR 105/03
as amended

††††††† 1. Section 4 of the Student Financial Assistance Regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Amount of financial assistance

††††††† 4. (1) Financial assistance shall not be issued in an amount that is less than $67.

†††††††††††† (2)For the year commencing August 1, 2015 and ending July 31, 2016, financial assistance issued to a qualifying student shall be issued in the manner and amounts as follows:

†††††††††††† (a)an amount of not more than $140 per week of a period of study in a non repayable grant; or

†††††††††††† (b)where the qualifying student is enrolled in medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland, an amount of not more than $200 per week of a period of study in a non repayable grant.

†††††††††††† (3)Notwithstanding subsection (2), where a qualifying student is enrolled in a program of study outside the province, financial assistance issued to the qualifying student for the period referred to in subsection (2) shall be issued first in an amount of not more than $60 per week of a period of study in student loan and second in an amount of not more than $80 per week of a period of study in a non repayable grant unless the minister determines that

†††††††††††† (a)the qualifying studentís program of study is not offered in the province;

†††††††††††† (b)the qualifying student is enrolled in graduate studies;

†††††††††††† (c)the qualifying studentís program of study differs substantially from any program of study offered in the province;

†††††††††††† (d)the qualifying student does not meet the minimum entry requirement for his or her program of study in the province but meets the requirements for substantially the same program outside the province;

†††††††††††† (e)the qualifying student applied to do his or her program of study in the province but was denied entry due to limited spaces in that program;

†††††††††††† (f)the qualifying student received transfer credits toward advanced standing into his or her program of study, resulting in a reduced length of time for that program;

†††††††††††† (g)the qualifying studentís partner has undertaken studies outside the province and he or she meets a requirement under one or more of paragraphs (a) to (f); or

†††††††††††† (h)there is another reason that the minister considers to be appropriate.

†††††††††††† (4)Commencing August 1, 2016, financial assistance issued to a qualifying student shall be issued in the manner and amounts as follows:

†††††††††††† (a)first, an amount of not more than $40 per week of a period of study in student loan; and

†††††††††††† (b)second,

††††††††††††††††††††† (i)an amount of not more than $100 per week of a period of study in a non repayable grant, or

†††††††††††††††††††† (ii)where the qualifying student is enrolled in medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland, an amount of not more than $125 per week of a period of study in a non repayable grant; and

†††††††††††† (c)third, where the qualifying student is enrolled in medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland, a further amount of not more than $35 per week of a period of study in student loan.

†††††††††††† (5)Notwithstanding subsection (4), where a qualifying student is enrolled in a program of study outside the province, financial assistance issued to the qualifying student shall be issued in an amount of not more than $140 per week of a period of study in student loan unless the minister determines that

†††††††††††† (a)the qualifying studentís program of study is not offered in the province;

†††††††††††† (b)the qualifying student is enrolled in graduate studies;

†††††††††††† (c)the qualifying studentís program of study differs substantially from any program of study offered in the province;

†††††††††††† (d)the qualifying student does not meet the minimum entry requirement for his or her program of study in the province but meets the requirements for substantially the same program outside the province;

†††††††††††† (e)the qualifying student applied to do his or her program of study in the province but was denied entry due to limited spaces in that program;

†††††††††††† (f)the qualifying student received transfer credits toward advanced standing into his or her program of study, resulting in a reduced length of time for that program;

†††††††††††† (g)the qualifying studentís partner has undertaken studies outside the province and he or she meets a requirement under one or more of paragraphs (a) to (f); or

†††††††††††† (h)there is another reason that the minister considers to be appropriate.