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UVI Board of Trustees Approves FY 2022 Budget & MOU with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College

In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on March 6, via Zoom, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees unanimously ratified actions taken during the Regular Session of the Feb. 10, Executive Committee to approve UVI’s Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations request of $41.7 million for operating expenses, debt service, mandated and miscellaneous programs.  

The Board also unanimously approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University of the Virgin Islands and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC). As part of the agreement, UVI will offer St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees at UVI a tuition rate of 1.75 times tuition rates established for residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

“We have always tried to be open to receiving students from the broader Caribbean. That has been a part of the history at UVI,” said UVI President Dr. David Hall. “However, a few years ago we were made aware that the out of territory cost of tuition stands in the way of some students coming here because our out of territory tuition costs are three times that of in-territory students.” 

Dr. Hall said that the University embarked on a project a few years ago to make it easier for students to come to UVI by reducing the out of territory tuition, bringing it down to 1.75 percent of the in-territory tuition.  

As part of the agreement, SVGCC will make classroom and office space available in the event of a UVI physical presence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for purposes of offering applicable cohort driven hybrid undergraduate and graduate degree programs for those persons who for various reasons are unable to attend classes in the Territory or St. Maarten campuses. Students pursuing a graduate degree will be admitted to the specified graduate degree program at UVI. 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link