Fees & Financial Aid
Financial Aid FAQs
Q. I probably do not qualify for aid. Should I apply anyway?
A. Yes. Many students mistakenly think they don't qualify for financial assistance and prevent themselves from receiving financial aid by not applying. You should confirm your GPA and annual household income as a first step to deciding whether to apply. In addition, there are several scholarships for which you may be eligible. There is no reason  not to apply.

Q. Do I need to be accepted by the University before I can apply for financial aid?
A. Yes. To receive the financial aid award you must be accepted and registered.

Q. Do I have to reapply for financial aid every year?
A. Yes, you must apply for financial aid every year. If your financial circumstances change, your award may be more or less. Renewal of your financial aid also depends on your satisfactory academic progress toward a degree; that is, maintaining the required GPA of 2.5.

Q. Can I have more than one scholarship/award, and still be eligible for financial aid?
A. Financial aid covers tuition fees only. You may hold other awards but your financial aid will only cover the amount which your other awards for tuition fees do not cover.

Q. What GPA do I need to remain eligible for aid?
A. An undergraduate student must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.50 eligible.

Q. What happens if my GPA is below the required average?
A. If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you will not be eligible for financial aid. 

Q. Does financial aid cover housing?
A. No. Financial aid is a waiver of tuition fees only.

Q. What do I have to provide if I am self-employed or unemployed?
A. All self-employed, unemployed or retired persons must provide a letter from a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public indicating such. The letter is accessible on the site when completing the application form and must be submitted along with your application.

Q. Is the criteria the same for new students?
A. Yes, the criteria for new students is the same, as new students would also be assessed based on the GPA score from the high school or community college.

Q. When is the deadline for financial aid?
A. The early deadline for applications for the Financial Aid is June 30, 2018.. The late application deadline is on August 31, 2018.

Q. Does financial aid cover research postgraduate courses?
A. No. This award is for undergraduate students only. Please check the Postgraduate site at http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/gradstudies/scholarships-and-funding.aspx  for information on postgraduate awards.

Q. Does financial aid cover self-financing postgraduate courses?
A. No. It does not.


Do you need further assistance?

Please contact The Student Enrolment and Retention Unit:
  • Call: (246) 417-4544 or (246) 417-4977

Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m