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New UWI fees released

The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus has issued the new tuition fees to be paid by Barbadian students from September.

In a statement, sent out to students via email today, prospective and continuing Barbadian students of the institution were reminded that they would be responsible for the full payment of the tuition fees associated with their programme of study from the 2014/2015 academic year, commencing in August 2014.

“The quanta of tuition fees outlined below were for the 2013/2014 academic year and should be used as a guide to aid you in planning for the financing of your studies. Please note that these fees may be subject to change for the 2014/2015 academic year,” it said.

The fees for full-time students studying law will be $9,958, for those pursuing humanities and education the total will be $6,675, medical sciences $17,668, while science and technology students will pay $6,675. The total costs are inclusive of amenities fees, guild fees and ID card fee [new students], the email said.

Meanwhile, tuition fees for part-time graduate students undertaking humanities and education, science & technology and social sciences will be $2,812.50. However, law students are expected to pay $4,404 and the medical fee for graduate students has not been disclosed. For undergraduate students pursuing the same disciplines it will be $251, $393 and $8,309, respectively.

Part-time students are required to pay the tuition fees outlined in addition to the amenities, guild and ID card fees where applicable.

The statement said that the tuition fees for undergraduate part-time students would be determined by the number of credits for which the student was registered.

“First time students are reminded that they may be required to pay an additional $500 for the foundation English course if they have not gained a Grade 1 at the CSE level or been successful in the university entrance exam,” the statement said.

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