The University of the West Indies General Financial Assistance programme for new and enrolled students is geared towards the provision of meals, books and cash assistance to students to enable them to attend and fully participate in conferences, academic exchanges and activities which could further enrich and enhance the quality of training provided at the University of the West Indies.
The UWI General Financial Assistance Meal assistance programme is approved for students who have applied and have demonstrated that they are having a difficulty in meeting the cost of food while studying on Campus. Meal cards can be used at approved concessionaires on Campus to offset the purchase of meals only.
General Financial Assistance Grants
Currently, the Office of General Financial Assistance offers two (2) types of grants:
- Book Grants – these are given to offset the costs of book(s) which are needed by the student.
- Cash Grants – these are cash amounts provided to offset small expenses incurred by the students.
The applicant of the General Financial Assistance must be a full-time undergraduate at the Mona Campus or a Jamaican national who is pursuing a full-time undergraduate programme in the Bahamas. The applicant should be pursuing at least Level 2 of their programme of study. Under special circumstances, applications will be considered from first year students and students who already hold a first degree.
The General Financial Assistance applicant must prove that he/she is unable to meet the maintenance budget as established by the University. The applicant must be able to prove that they have exhausted or been turned down for all other available sources of financing for reasons not connected with non-payment of previous loans.
Additionally, the applicant of the General Financial Assistance should have failed no more than one course. In exceptional cases where it can be established that lack of funds has contributed significantly to the poor academic performance, some consideration may be given.