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Financial Information

Students are required to pay tuition fees relevant to their programme, administrative services and compulsory fees in accordance with the regulations. Tuition fees are paid by semester at the time of registration.

Students registering online can print their fee assessment invoice for each semester which details their financial obligations after registration. 

All fees must be paid by the end of the third week of semester classes and the second week of summer classes. Students who do not comply with payment deadlines will be de-registered and given Leave of Absence for the semester.

Students who do not comply with payment deadlines will be subject to the penalties in force.

The base currency for the calculation of fees for regional programmes is the US$. Exchange rates for the new academic year will be confirmed in July.

All course and programme fees are subject to change from time to time as mandated by The University of the West Indies.

 

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees cover tuition and examination costs, the costs of materials, teleconferences and tutorials (as appropriate). Tuition fees are paid by semester at the time of registration.

The tuition fees for repeating a course are the same as for a first attempt.

Administrative & Other Fees

In addition to tuition fees, there are Compulsory Fees (ID card, Guild Fees) and Administrative Fees, details of which can be obtained from your Site.

Fees are paid in the local currency of the Site of registration. The base currency for the calculation of fees for regional programmes is the US$.

Tuition Fees

 Schedule of Fees 2017/2018 [Last Updated July 31 2017]    

  Payment Procedures for Semester 1, Academic Year 2017/2018 REVISED

 

 


Supplementary  Information on Fees
  Student Declaration Form  
  Student Declaration Form (for students under 18 years)

 

Financial Aid 

Students who require assistance to finance their programme of study at the University are encouraged to discuss their financial situation early with their Site administration so that we can help you identify the available options.

Payment Plan

Is paying for your higher and continuing education becoming more difficult?

Do you have questions such as:

• What is financial aid?

• Will there be awards or scholarships available?

• Can I pay my course fees in stages?

• What happens if I can’t pay?

• Who can I talk to in confidence about my situation?

Our Current Financial Alternatives For You

We are very sympathetic to the financial challenges faced by many students and so the Open Campus will do as much as we can to assist students to meet their financial obligations to the University.

Please make an appointment to speak with the Head or the Programme Officer at your local Open Campus site. They will advise you on the steps you need to take to make a payment plan agreement with the Open Campus.

Guidelines for the Payment Plan Agreement

Our Payment Plan Agreements provide short-term financial assistance to cover tuition fees only and are approved for one semester at a time. Payment Plan Agreements are not available for the Summer Session. The Summer Session is a shorter period and for most programmes the Summer Session is optional.

It is not intended that Payment Plan Agreements should be the normal way in which students finance their entire programme. Such agreements are to be made at the discretion of the local Head of the Open Campus Country Site and are used judiciously to assist students who are having specific financial difficulties.

Payment Agreement Form

Eligibility

1. Only students who are in good financial standing will be allowed to sign up for the Payment Agreement Plan.
2. Students should demonstrate the need for financial assistance.
3. Students should be registered for a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 15 credits.

Process
 

  1. Students must meet with Open Campus Site Heads or Programme Officers to discuss their case.
  2. Students must pay at least one-third of fees, then complete and sign the Payment Plan Agreement Form and submit it to the Centre for approval.
  3. Sites will maintain a record of Payment Plan Agreements and payments made.
  4. A list of students on Payment Plan Agreements and the amounts of each agreement will also be kept by the Bursar/Campus Chief Financial Officer.
  5. Sites will send out reminders to students one week before the deadline for payment each month.
  6. Students will receive a copy of the Agreement for their records.
  7. Failure to make payments or present evidence of payments made by the due date will mean that a student is in default of payment and the actions outlined in the Default Statement will be implemented.
  8. Failure to pay fees and/or to have an approved Payment Plan Agreement will mean that a student is in default of payment and the actions outlined in the Revised Payment Procedures for 2016/2017 will be implemented.
  9. Sites will inform the Bursar/Campus Chief Financial Officer if a student is in default of payment.

Payment Schedule

1. Students will be allowed to pay fees in a maximum of three installments.
2. For Semester I 2017/2018 the payment dates are as follows:

  •     September 8, 2017 - 1st payment (registration ends)
  •     October 8, 2017 - 2nd payment
  •     November 8, 2017 - 3rd payment

3. For Semester II 2017/2018 the payment dates are as follows:

  •     To be announced.

   

Default Statement

 

Failure to pay as per the agreed payment schedule and/or failure to present evidence of payment by the due date(s) will constitute a breach of the Payment Plan Agreement and students will be considered to be in default.

 

In the event of a default, the registration/academic record will remain and the following actions will be taken:

a) Placing a financial hold on the student record
b) Debarment from future registration in any course or programme of the University
c) Withholding of examination results and results of other assessments
d) Denial of academic and administrative services
e) Denial of transcripts, certificates and other records of status
f) Denial of access to the University’s systems and facilities

We Want to Make It Easier for You

We understand how difficult the current economic environment is for many students. In fact, we have held back the base price of many of our courses and programmes for several years in order to make it more affordable for many of our students.

As we work towards making this Open Campus work for you, our very valuable students, we would like to assure you that we are here to help to achieve your academic and personal goals.

 

GATE

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE FOR TUITION EXPENSES (GATE)

Under the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme, tuition is free for all eligible citizens of Trinidad & Tobago pursuing approved undergraduate programmes at any campus of The University of the West Indies; reading for the Legal Education Certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica or the Eugene Dupuch Law School in The Bahamas. Students pursuing programmes at postgraduate level will be eligible for grants to cover 50% of tuition costs.

Students who receive free tuition will be required to serve the country by working in the public or private sector in Trinidad and Tobago, upon completion of the approved programme. The students must sign an Agreement to work for stipulated periods. Should any student be unable to fulfill his obligation, the assistance received through the GATE programme will have to be refunded to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

All citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who wish to access the GATE programme, must provide proof of residency in Trinidad and Tobago for at least three (3) years prior to submitting an application.

With effect from August 2014, the Government of Trinidad & Tobago requires students to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in order to be eligible for assistance through the GATE programme.

For more information on the GATE programme requirements and how to apply, you should
visit the website http://www.stte.gov.tt

Please see a list of UWI Open Campus GATE Funded Programmes below:

Notice: New Gate Application Procedure

UWI Open Campus: GATE Funded Programmes

Refund Policy

Refund Policy Document

Refund Request Form