Students attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) may now apply for a loan from the Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) to finance the tuition cost of their programme.
This follows the Government’s decision to stop paying tuition costs for UWI students, which takes effect in September.
However, administrative manager Roslyn Shepherd has pointed out that the amount which can be approved for each loan is determined by the tuition cost of the specific programme being pursued.
“In the case of UWI students these limits are tied to the tuition costs of the various faculties.”
She said “continuing students at the UWI with existing loans from the SRLF may also apply for additional funds to cover their tuition costs”.
Stressing the need for prospective applicants to start applying early, the administrative manager, said: “The SRLF approves loans for the entire study period but disburses the loan in equal amounts over the period of study. Early submission of applications is encouraged to facilitate timely processing and disbursement of funds to learning institutions.”