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UWI Tuition Fees for Academic Year 2010/2011 approved

For Release Upon Receipt - May 11, 2010

St. Augustine

The annual business meeting of the University Council held recently at the Cave Hill Campus approved the recommendations for tuition fees for academic programmes at The University of the West Indies (UWI) for academic year 2010/2011.

At the St Augustine Campus in Trinidad as well as at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, tuition fees remained unchanged for the incoming academic year due to significant increases in enrolment at those campuses. These fees represent 20% recovery of economic costs at both campuses.

For the Mona Campus there is an across-the-board increase of 12.8% (including the Faculty of Medical Sciences). This level of increase is equal to the inflation rate in Jamaica, reported to be at 12.8% in February 2010 and represents a recovery of 20.0% of economic costs. Council also endorsed the fees recommended for international students at Mona, namely: US$555 per credit up to a total of 13 credits and a flat fee of US$15,000 per annum for 14 or more credits.

Tuition fees for the Open Campus which are calculated on a credit hour basis were increased from US$240 per three-credit course to US$300 at the Undergraduate level while fees for Graduate programmes were unchanged at US$550 per course. The tuition fees recommended for self-financed programmes on all four campuses were also endorsed by Council.

As a result of the above decisions students entering the Faculties of the Humanities & Education, the Social Sciences, the Pure & Applied Sciences and the Department of Advanced Nursing at Mona will pay a flat fee of J$208,361 in academic year 2010/2011 (compared to J$184,717 this year). Students entering the Faculty of Law will pay J$226,740 (compared with J$201,011), while for the Faculty of Medical Sciences the merged fee of J$501,479 is applicable for 2010/2011 compared to J$444,574 in academic year 2009/2010.


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.