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$. Exchange rates for the new academic year will be confirmed in July.
All course and programme fees are subject to change from time to time as mandated by The University of the West Indies.
The tuition fees for repeating a course are the same as for a first attempt.
Administrative & Other Fees
In addition to tuition fees, there are Compulsory Fees (ID card, Guild Fees) and Administrative Fees, details of which can be obtained from your Site.
Fees are paid in the local currency of the Site of registration. The base currency for the calculation of fees for regional programmes is the US$.
Schedule of Fees 2020/2021 [Last Updated August 11, 2020]
Payment Procedures , Academic Year 2020/2021 [Updated January 5, 2021]
|Supplementary Information on Fees|
|Student Declaration Form|
|Student Declaration Form (for students under 18 years)|
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.
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.
1. Only students who are in good financial standing will be allowed to sign up for the Payment Plan Agreement.
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.
Students login to their portal during the registration process and select Payment details, make payment via bank or online and select the UWIOC Student Instalment Plan Application Form.
The student will be prompted to submit a series of responses similar to the actual paper based application form.
If the student owes outstanding fees, they will not be permitted to continue with the application.
The student will upload a copy of the payment slip.
After the application is submitted an automated response will be given to students acknowledging receipt of their submission and need to ensure all fees are paid.If fees are outstanding the request will not be actioned.
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.
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 Summer 2019/2020 will be implemented.
1. Students will be allowed to pay fees in a maximum of four installments.
Where a student is not eligible for a discount, an application for a Payment Plan can be made via the Foss System during the period August 12, 2020 to August 23, 2020. All fees and the first instalment must be paid by August 30, 2020, in order to gain access to the Learning Exchange for Semester 1, 2020/2021. Reamaining payments as follows:
- September 30, 2020 - 2nd payment
- October 30, 2020 - 3rd payment
- November 30, 2020 - 4th payment
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.
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:
- New Students: GATE Communication Sem1 2020/2021
- Returning Students: GATE Communication Sem1 2020/2021
UWI Open Campus: GATE Funded Programmes