Free Tuition Scholarship is a Virgin Islands government-funded program created to make attending UVI affordable for more Virgin Islands residents.

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Create Your Future for Free!

The Free Tuition Scholarship covers tuition costs for eligible students. It is available to residents who graduate from a private, public or parochial high school regardless of age, date of graduation or household income.

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Program Eligibility

You are eligible for the Free Tuition Scholarship if you meet the following criteria:

  • You will graduate or you graduated from a USVI high school that you attended for 3 or more years
  • You have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in high school
  • You are seeking your first undergraduate degree (associate or bachelor's)
  • You are enrolling as at least a part-time (6 or more hours) student, for either on-campus or online degree programs
  • You are a current resident of the U.S. Virgin Islands

Apply Now for Free Tuition and Free Tuition + FAFSA

It’s important to know you can access the Free Tuition Scholarship to cover your tuition without applying for federal financial aid. Need more aid to cover non-tuition expenses such as room and board? Then complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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Submit your Application for Admission to UVI
As a new student, you will automatically be considered for eligibility for the Free Tuition Scholarship when you submit your application for admission to UVI.
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Apply for Free Tuition Funding Consideration
If you think you are eligible for the Free Tuition Scholarship, contact the Registrar’s Office or submit this form for funding consideration.
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Apply for Financial Aid with the FAFSA
Complete the FAFSA if you do not qualify for the Free Tuition Scholarship or would like to apply for supplemental financial aid.
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Work Requirement

The Free Tuition Scholarship allows students to earn a college degree at no tuition cost!

In exchange for the scholarship, the recipient must commit to working in the Territory for a prescribed period depending on the amount of aid received.
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Have a question?

If you have any questions about applying to UVI, please contact our Admissions Office at

St. Thomas: (340) 693-1150

St. Croix: (340) 692-4158

For questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at or

St. Thomas: (340) 693-1090

St. Croix: (340) 692-4193