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Financial Aid (Scholarships, Grants & Work Study)

Financial Aid (Scholarships, Grants & Work Study)

What is Financial Aid?

All colleges and universities offer financial aid. The amount of financial aid one can receive is dependent on a few factors.

  1. Financial situation
  2. Cost of tuition
  3. Your academic performance
  4. Your year in school and your enrolment status.

Financial aid helps students and their families by covering education expenses, such as tuition and fees, books and supplies.

Types of Financial Aid

There are two main types of scholarships that students may be eligible for: merit-based scholarships or needs-based scholarships.

  1. Merit-based scholarships award students for outstanding credentials. They award high-achieving students who excel in academics, arts and athletics. They do not take into account a student’s financial situation.
  2. Needs-based scholarships award students who have a financial need. Students qualify for needs-based scholarships based on their family’s income and financial constraints.

Both college grants and scholarships are forms of financial aid that students are not required to pay back. Both may require that a student maintain a certain GPA to receive the money each year (if the aid is renewable), and may require an annual application.

If you need assistance with your online application below contact the Student Life Department by calling 345-623-0541 or emailing studentlife@ucci.edu.ky. 

Scholarships Available in the Spring

Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation

The Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation - University College of the Cayman Islands Scholarship programme is designed to support Caymanians pursuing tertiary education. The scholarship will be awarded to qualifying Caymanians working on associate or bachelor studies at UCCI.

Available in Spring 2022
Water Authority Cayman

Water Authority Cayman provides grants of up to $2,500 per year to cover tuition, fees, books and supplies. Open to Caymanian students who can show a documented financial need and who are in a STEM-related course of study beneficial to the Water Authority. Students can be pursuing a certificate or an associate or bachelor’s degree. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

Apply Now
CISCO

The UCCI CISCO Netacad Scholarship aims to support the development of residents of the Cayman Islands. The scholarship focuses on providing financial support for students pursuing studies in new IT Academy students interested in CISCO courses, who are driven to improve the Cayman Islands.

Apply Now
RBC Royal Bank

The RBC Scholarship programme provides up to $2,500 per year (renewable) to cover tuition, fees, books and supplies. Open to new Caymanian students looking to pursue an associate degree or a TVET certificate programme at UCCI. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

Apply Now
Health City Cayman STEM

Applicants for this scholarship should be degree-seeking STEM students. Students can receive up to $2,500 annually. Applicants must provide documents showing financial need.

Apply Now


Scholarships Available in the Fall

The Community Engagement Programme (CEP)

The Community Engagement Programme (CEP) at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is a comprehensive need-based scholarship and retention programme for first-generation college students studying in the Cayman Islands.

Available in Fall 2022
Information Technology

This scholarship of up to $2,500 is for new Caymanian students who are pursing degrees in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, software development, C++ programming or PHP programming. Students must also be committed to using their knowledge and skills to improve the Cayman community.

Available in Fall 2022
School of Hospitality Studies

The School of Hospitality Studies (SHS) Scholarship provides up to $4,000 for one academic year to cover tuition, fees, books and materials. Open to new Caymanian students looking to pursue a hospitality and tourism certificate programme at UCCI. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

Available in Fall 2022

Fall 2021 - Financial Aid Timeline

NOV 8

Application Opens

NOV 19

Applications Deadline

NOV 22-26

Applications Review

DEC 3

Recipients Announcement

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