All colleges and universities offer financial aid. The amount of financial aid one can receive is dependent on a few factors.
Cost of tuition
Your academic performance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cayman Freight Shipping Services Ltd. (Seaboard Cayman) desire is to support the development of young Caymanians who are pursuing a certificate or a degree in Business and Accounting. It will assist with tuition, fees, and books during the Fall 2022 – Fall 2023 academic year. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required.