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UVI Unveils Plan to Forgive Student Debt & Provide Additional Financial Support to Students

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) unveiled its Comprehensive Student Financial Support Initiative today at a virtual Student Forum presenting plans to forgive student debt and introduce several major financial supports for its students. This effort was developed by the University to assist students in pursuing their education during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The initiative will be funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s COVID Relief fund and by UVI. 

“From hurricanes to a global health crisis, the UVI community has weathered many storms together. The ongoing pandemic has had numerous consequences on all of us and has made it much more financially difficult for students to continue their studies,” said Dr. David Hall, UVI president. “We are very pleased to offer considerable relief to our students, regardless of their vaccination status, to ensure they can continue to pursue their education and thrive at UVI.  I believe this is the most ambitious and generous program the University has been able to offer at one time to its students.” 

As part of the initiative, which Dr. Hall outlined in five pillars, UVI will eliminate all outstanding student obligations to the University that have been incurred since the Spring semester of 2020 through the end of the Summer session 2021. “Outstanding balances will be wiped out, removing your financial burden so you can focus on studies and get a fresh start,” Dr. Hall told students.  

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