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 2017.
|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
UVI's School Codes:
Academic Year 2016-2017 Important Dates
|New Student Orientation, Advisement & Registration||August 15 to August 19|
|Fall Classes||August 22 to December 1|
|Fall Exams||December 5 to December 9
|New Student Orientation, Advisement & Registration||January 3 to January 5|
|Spring Registration||October 19 to January 5|
|Spring Classes||January 9 to April 25|
|Spring Exams||May 1 to May 6|
|Commencement||May 11 and May 12|
|Summer Registration||March 20 to May 10|
|Summer Session I||May 15 to June 19|
|Summer Session II||June 22 to July 28|
|Ms. Charmaine Smith
Coordinator for Enrollment Services
|Ms. Barbara Todman
Coordinator for International Admissions
Job placement support for students is distributed throughout the schools and colleges. The Freshman Development Seminar course includes career exploration topics and methods for developing an academic plan tailored to the student’s career aspirations. Some academic models also have a 300 and/or 400-level required course in preparation for required internship experiences. Faculty within each academic area provide varying levels of graduate and professional mentoring.
The Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) and the Office of Research and Public Service (RPS) recently collaborated on contacting the alumni to administer the survey. An in-house survey was developed based on best practices. Responses from the survey of graduates between 2010 and 2014 afford insights into the employment patterns of alumni. With three out of every four alumni employed and almost 20% of the rest continuing their education, there is evidence that UVI is having a positive impact on employability of its graduates. Of the graduates in the USVI, 80% were employed and 14% were in some form of continuing education. Graduates in other Caribbean islands post 75% employment and 25% in a continuing education mode. The School of Nursing boasts 100% employment among its graduates. However, the School of Business and College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences are outstanding, with 77% and 75% employment, respectively.
The School of Nursing leads with 80% of its graduates who claim that their field or major is “highly related” to their current job, followed by graduates of School of Education and College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. In the School of Business, 91% of their respondents asserted that they were prepared by UVI for their present job “adequately” or “more than adequately”; they were followed by College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences graduates and School of Education with 90% and 89% respectively. Nursing students earn the highest salaries, and graduates of the School of Education, more than any other, would recommend UVI “without reservations”.
|Prepay with 2% Discount||
Payment Plan for the Academic Year
|Pay in 2 Installments||
Payment Plan for the Academic YearFall semester payment is due in full by August 1. Spring semester payment is due prior to completing enrollment for Spring classes. No discounts are available.
|Pay in 4 Installments||
Payment Plan for the SemesterThe first installment of 25% is due by August 1. The other installments are due by September 1, October 1, and November 1. A per semester administrative fee of $45 will be is charged to accounts with this option.
|Pay in 5 Installments||Students may use Tuition Management System, https://uvi.afford.com/, to pay in tuition and fees in five installments. There are service fees for this option. Tuition Management System also offers education payment counseling. Contact an education payment advisor to learn more about available payment methods.|
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 19. 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 August 1 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.
|2016-2017 Academic Year*|
|Full-Time Tuition Rates||USVI Resident||Non-USVI Resident|
|Undergraduate Full-Time Tuition||$4,631||$13,892|
|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||$221|
|Graduate Part-Time Tuition (per credit hour)||$386||$735|
Source: Current Tuition & Fees
* 2016-2017 Academic Year represents potential Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 charges. Summer rates are 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.
Business Services/Cashier’s Office
Financial Aid Office
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.
The University of the Virgin Islands is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (Visit the CHE web site for current details.) of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: 215-662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
Disability Services (St. Thomas Campus) and the Learning Assistance Program (LAP - Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix) serves students with hearing, mobility, speech, and visual impairments; chronic illnesses, seizure disorders, psychological disabilities, and learning disabilities. Students with temporary disabilities may request services for the period during which they are disabled.
Accessibility services, may include, but are not limited to:
Transfer students will receive a summary of their transfer credits. This transfer evaluation will be considered unofficial until approval of credits towards the student’s major is given by the Dean of their respective school or college. Once approval has been given by the respective Dean, an official evaluation will be finalized and added to the student’s record. Students are encouraged to share this evaluation with his/her academic advisor to assist with the planning of their class schedule.
Transfer Credit Policy Summary