Financial burdens should not deter the Cayman community from tertiary education



Financial burdens should not deter the Cayman community from tertiary education

The deadline is fast approaching for summer registration at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

Although the physical Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac campuses are closed, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a full slate of online classes is being offered for the Summer 2020 semester, which begins May 11. New students must register by that date. Continuing student have until May 15 to complete the process.

It may be the perfect time for those who find themselves off work to strengthen their skills or add new ones to their resumes by engaging in continuing education. You could even take the first step in earning a degree or certificate from the comfort of your home.

UCCI’s online classes offered this summer range from associate and bachelor degrees to continuing education courses. Degrees offered include but are not limited to, education, literary studies, social sciences, engineering, computer science and business.

Continuing education courses and workshops this summer include such subjects as plumbing licensing preparation, basic computer skills for adults, event planning, conversational Spanish, introduction to sweet treats, introductions to Zoom and Google Classroom, creative leadership, effective online meetings, coping strategies for crises, learning to present like a pro and introduction to digital marketing.  For the complete list of courses, please visit The deadline to register for continuing education courses is May 22, with classes starting on May 25. 

If you are interested in starting or continuing with your education, but finances are a concern, UCCI has flexible tuition payments to meet your financial needs. Contact us at to get started. We are encouraging students to continue studies by offering tailored payment plans including the ability to make payments after the semester begins and over a longer period. Financial burdens should not deter the Cayman community from tertiary education.

The summer session is a compressed term. Classes meet the same number of hours as they would during a spring or fall semester but do so in the space of just seven weeks. Students can conveniently apply to enrol this summer on UCCI’s admissions online portal: Students already enroled at UCCI who are interested in registering for these classes can visit to learn more about payment and registration.

“Faculty and staff look forward to serving students taking online classes this summer,” said UCCI President and CEO Stacy McAfee. “We are confident that students will benefit from the new and streamlined experience of online classroom instruction at UCCI.”

The online courses, she noted, continue to meet UCCI’s academic standards as well as the directives issued by the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture & Lands.

For further assistance with class registration and general queries, prospective students or parents can also consult with a member of the admissions team by email at or call 1-345-623-8224. Current students can also contact the Student Life Department via email at for continued student support, with academic advising, financial aid queries, career/internship advising, and counseling services. Personnel are on hand from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.