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More than fun in the sun, University of the Virgin Islands offers a distinctive academic environment. At UVI, you will be energized by meaningful, challenging coursework and inspired by the innovative faculty research.
As a premiere American university in the Caribbean, UVI welcomes students from the U. S. Virgin Islands, the U. S. mainland and all around the world. Throughout our history we have helped our students create better futures for themselves and their families. We want to help other students do the same.
UVI is more affordable than most students think. Because we are a publicly-funded university, we work to keep our tuition low. We also offer scholarships, loans, employment programs and tuition payment plans to help students and families. UVI offers a deferred tuition payment plan that allows families to make smaller, more affordable payments over a semester instead of paying in one large sum.
UVI is accepting applications for Fall 2016.
|University of the Virgin Islands
Albert A. Sheen Campus-St. Croix
Kingshill, USVI 00850-9781
|University of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas Campus
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, USVI 00802-9990
Academic Year 2015-2016 Important Dates
|Fall Classes||August 24 to December 3|
|Fall Exams||December 7 to December 12
|Spring Registration||October 21 to January 8|
|Spring Classes||Jan 11 to April 26|
|Spring Exams||May 2 to May 7|
|Commencement||May 12 to May 13|
|Summer Registration||Feb 1 to May 11|
|Summer Session I||May 16 to June 20|
|Summer Session II||June 23 to July 28|
Dr. Xuri Maurice Allen
Admissions has been an integral part of my life since 1983, my first year of college! I became an Admissions Tour Guide in the second-semester of my freshman year and that started the chain of events that have led me to full-time, professional work in Admissions for over 15 years. As Director of Admissions/Recruitment, I want every admissible prospective student to attend – and graduate from – this Undeniably Viable Institution! Learn more about Dr. Allen.
Ms. Akacia Halliday
I am the UVI Admissions Recruiter based on the St. Thomas Campus. Through outreach initiatives with prospective students, the local community, and other constituencies I share with them information about UVI and how it can be a “good fit”. Learn more about Ms. Halliday
Ms. Tenisha Nanton
|Prepay with 2% Discount||Prepay in full for Fall & Spring semesters by July 31 to receive a 2% tuition discount. Discounts are not applicable to students on financial aid or UVI scholarships.|
|Pay in 2 Installments||The first installment of 50% is due by July 31. The second installment is due by January 5, prior to completing enrollment and beginning Spring classes. No discounts are available.|
|Pay in 4 Installments||The first installment of 25% is due by July 31. The other installments are due by October 1, January 5, and March 1. A 2% interest rate is charged to accounts with this option.|
|Pay in 5 Installments||The first installment of 20% is due by July 31. The remaining 80% is due in four equal installments by October 1, December 1, February 1, and April 1. A 3% interest rate is charged to accounts with this option.|
These options are limited to full-time students not receiving scholarships or financial aid. New UVI students must pay their tuition and fees in full or pay their first installment by August 21. Returning students must pay their tuition and fees in full or make arrangements for one of the payment options in the UVI Business Office by July 31 to complete enrollment and enter classes for the Fall semester.
To ensure resources are available for instruction, students must pay their required tuition and fees prior to the start of classes. Students who do not conform to UVI’s Tuition & Fees Payment Policy will be removed from registered courses, regarded as not enrolled, debarred from attending classes, and prohibited from residing on University property and utilizing student services.
Refunds - If a student withdraws during a term, the refund for that term will be calculated in accordance with the University’s regular refund policy. In the event a student covered by one of UVI’s payment plans withdraws, or otherwise leaves UVI, the student may withdraw from the plan and the unutilized balance will be refunded.
|Scholarships||A variety of scholarships are available for new and current UVI students. The application deadline is typically March 1. However, new scholarships become available year around. Scholarships do not have to be repaid.|
|Grants||Federal and territorial grants are typically available to students who have met certain criteria. Grants do not have to be repaid.|
|Loans||Subsidized, unsubsidized, private and public loans are available to students. Repayment is typically due 6 months after graduation, withdraw, or drop below half-time status.|
|Employment||Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing students to earn money to help pay educational expenses.|
In accordance with federal regulations, UVI’s Financial Aid Office must monitor each student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward the completion of a degree. Financial aid is based on financial need, which is calculated by subtracting the expected family contribution from UVI’s cost of attendance. Student’s progress is checked at the completion of each term. The satisfactory academic progress review is based on the percentage rate of attempted credit hours, minimum cumulative and/or semester grade-point average (GPA), and timeframe needed for program completion. For more information, visit http://financialaid.uvi.edu and click on Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Paying for college can be difficult, and with college tuition rates increasing across the United States, financial responsibilities can become overwhelming. At UVI, we want to help make your higher education goals affordable while keeping your college debt levels as low as possible.
|2015-2016 Academic Year*|
|Full-Time Tuition Rates||USVI Resident||Non-USVI Resident|
|Undergraduate Full-Time Tuition||$4,410||$13,230|
|Room & Board||$6,824 to $11,380||$6,824 to $11,380|
|Part-Time Tuition Rates||USVI Resident||Non-USVI Resident|
|Undergraduate Part-Time Tuition (per credit hour)||$147||$441|
|Graduate Part-Time Tuition (per credit hour)||$368||$735|
Source: Current Tuition & Fees
* 2015-2016 Academic Year represents potential Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 charges. Summer 2016 is not included in this estimate.
Tuition & fees can be paid by cash, check, credit card, ACH (electronic check), bank wire or with a tuition payment plan. Online payments by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, & Discover) and ACH are accepted and processed via Banweb.
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UVI Mission Statement
The University of the Virgin Islands is a learner-centered institution dedicated to the success of its students and committed to enhancing the lives of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean through excellent teaching, innovative research, and responsive community service.
UVI Vision Statement
The University of the Virgin Islands will be an exceptional U.S. institution of higher education in the Caribbean dedicated to student success, committed to excellence, and pledged to enhancing the social and economic transformation of the U.S. Virgin Islands.