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HLSCC signs MOU with UVI, enrolled locals to now pay $6K less in tuition fees

One of three UVI campuses in the neighbouring Unites States Virgin Islands. (Google image)

BVI students enrolled at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will now be paying an estimated $6,000 less yearly.

This stems from the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) and the University of the Virgin Islands on Monday, April 8.

“One of the highlights of this MOU that will be signed here today is the adjustment in tuition that will be paid by our students attending UVI whether in person, at any of the three locations, online, or sitting in a Zoom Classroom from here at HLSCC and zooming into any of our classrooms at our three locations” said the University’s vice-President of Innovation and Development, Dr Haldane Davies.

He added: “That’s an adjustment of 1.75 times the in-territory tuition which results in an almost $6,000 tuition scholarship that each student from the Virgin Islands each year that you enrol at the University of the Virgin Islands.”

Foreign exchange programme

He said the MOU also provides enrolled UVI students with the option of participating in an international student exchange programme with approximately 180 other institutions.

“You may take one year off from UVI and go to school in Canada, or in California or in Mexico and transfer all those credits back. They would be accepted by us and all you will pay i the same tuition that you pay at UVI and you receive that additional experience as a part of your growth and development” added Dr Davies.

All these benefits will be available for anyone residing in the territory regardless of their nationality.

Signing the MOU on the behalf of UVI was Dr Davies as well as the University’s Dean of Students at its St Thomas campus, Verna Rivers. HLSCC President Judith Vanterpool and Board Chairman Dr Charles Wheatley where the signatories for the BVI.

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  1. Quiet Warrior says:

    It seems like the leadership of the HLSCC is being politicized but this may not be surprising news. It is though regrettable. Nonetheless, this memorandum of understanding (MoU) is a win-win for both UVI and HLSCC. It is a great collaborative effort between two regional education institutions that are a stone throw or a short boat ride away from each other. The USVI and VI have a long and close social and economic connection. It is a great opportunity for both students and the community. Hope that the ferries will offer discounts to students attending UVI.

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