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 General Tuition and Fee Information

The University College of the Cayman Islands reserves the right to increase the charges listed herein or to add new fees whenever such increases or additions become necessary. All tuition and fees are for the academic year 2021–2022 and are subject to change by action of the University College Board of Governors. The listing of any tuition, fee or incidental charge in this catalogue does not constitute a contract between the university college and the student. As a condition of registration, each student must pay the appropriate amount(s) in effect at the time of registration.

The registrar and admissions office will determine a student’s residency classification for tuition-paying purposes. If a student is incorrectly classified, he or she will be billed for additional tuition owed or refunded any overpaid tuition accordingly.

The tuition and fees listed below are for the 2021-2022 academic year. All amounts are in KYD dollars unless otherwise stated.

 Undergraduate Tuition

Developmental Course: $165.00 (Caymanian and international students)

 Associate Degree

•     Caymanian: $55 per credit hour

•     international: $135 per credit hour

Bachelor’s Degree

•     Caymanian: $200 per credit hour

•     international: $300 per credit hour

Course Audit Tuition

The cost to audit a course is the same amount as if the student were sitting the course for grades and academic credit.

Application and Readmission Fee

This is a one-time non-refundable fee of $25 for undergraduate programmes and $50 for graduate programmes paid by any individual who applies for readmission to the university college.

Registration Fees

•     Activity fee:                  $20

•     Technology fee:          $50

•     Student ID card:          $10 (annually)

•     Car decal:                      $15 (biennially)

•     Insurance fee:             $150 per semester (nursing students,

payable in fall and spring only)

Graduation Fee

There is a $100 graduation fee that is a standard for every programme/degree level and shall include the cost of the diploma and regalia associated with the event. Additional fees may be charged for optional graduation-related activities, i.e. picture packages or additional copies of diplomas, for those students who are participating in the commencement ceremony. A reduced fee of $50 is charged to a student who does not participate in the ceremony.

 I.D. Card Replacement Fee

Each student is issued an identification card which certifies that he or she is enroled as a student at the university college. There is a $10 charge for the original card. The same charge will apply if a replacement card is required. This identification card bears the student’s photograph, name and date of birth and is required for registration, final examinations, financial transactions, library privileges, entrance to campus activities and other identification purposes.

Library Fines

All fines imposed by the UCCI Library must be paid in the library. Fines may be imposed for late return of books, lost or damaged books or other related charges as specified by the library. 

Parking Fee

All vehicles parked on a regular basis on the campus must display a valid parking decal or daily parking permit, available from the One-Stop Centre. Vehicles parked in reserved areas will be subjected to a fine of $50.

 Returned Cheque Charge

Cheques given to the university college are expected to be cleared at the originating bank. If a cheque is returned, all related amounts (tuition etc.) are deemed unpaid and due immediately. A $50 service charge, (plus applicable bank charges) is assessed on each dishonoured cheque.

 Withdrawal Processing Fee

Any student who withdraws from a course is charged a fee of $10. There is no charge if the institution is responsible for the withdrawal.

 Financial Regulations

No student is allowed to register, obtain grades, a diploma, degree, transcripts or other paid services until all outstanding accounts have been settled. A student is not officially enroled until tuition has been paid or payment arrangements are made through the accounts department.

The information below serves as a general guide only. Detailed financial information must be obtained from the accounts department at the time of application.

 Payment Options

 Fee Payment

All tuition and miscellaneous college fees are due and payable prior to registration. Payments may be made at the One-Stop Centre, Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. When settling students’ accounts with the university college by mail, the names of the students and their ID numbers should be clearly indicated. Cashier’s/manager's cheques should be made payable to the University College of the Cayman Islands and payment should be addressed to the UCCI accounts department. Students making payment through Cayman National Bank’s online vendor payment option should ensure that their student ID numbers are provided in the payment details.

 Payment Plans

Students who wish to make arrangements for payment plans are required to complete the payment plan form which will ask for personal and academic information such as: name, degree programme, telephone number, credit/debit card details. A valid form of ID is a requirement.

The student, in consultation with the academic advisor, decides which classes he or she wants to register for in the upcoming semester or session. After the class schedule is finalised, the assistant accountant will total the costs of tuition and applicable fees, i.e. car decal, student ID, activity, technology and application fees.

The student is then required to pay the first installment, which is typically a minimum of 30% of the total amount due, plus a payment plan processing fee of $25. The balance is then repayable in equal installments over two to three months, depending on the amount of the advance and/or at the accountant’s discretion on a case-by-case basis. All payment plans must be settled before the semester to which the loan applies comes to an end.

Students who are delinquent in making their installments will be charged a late fee of $25 and may be ineligible for future payment plans.

 Cost of Programmes

All estimated costs for the 2021-2022 academic year include tuition, fees and books.

 Associate Degree

Caymanian students: $7,000

International students: $13,000

 Bachelor’s Degree

Caymanian students: $15,000

International students: $21,000

More information on tuition and fees can be obtained through UCCI’s website: http://www.

The cost of room, board, transportation and incidental expenses are not included in these estimate. There is no campus housing.

 Financial Aid

To learn more about Financial Aid options, please click on the below link.

 Tuition Liability

Students become liable for all tuition and miscellaneous fees associated with all courses for which they are registered at the end of the add/drop period. If tuition is not paid in full by the end of the semester, all grades will be withheld and any monies paid to the university college will be non-refundable.

 Withdrawals and Refunds

Cash paid in advance on student accounts may not be withdrawn without the written permission of the individual who, or organisation which, originally made the payments. It is expected that such withdrawals will be rare.

In the case of a student's withdrawal from a course(s), he or she must submit the completed withdrawal form to the registrar’s office. The effective date of termination of the student’s registration will be the date on which the form is submitted to the office and the processing fee paid. There is no refund on withdrawal from a course. However, in exceptional cases where a refund may be applicable (see Refund Policy below), this will be calculated on tuition only.

 No refunds are granted after the closure of the add/drop period unless as stated in the paragraph below.

 Students who qualify and apply for refunds outside of the add/drop period, for example in the case of an overpayment or where a sponsoring institution later provides funding for tuition prepaid by the student, will be charged a $35 processing fee. This will apply in all cases except for situations of extreme emergency or personal misadventure (NB: this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis) or where the refund relates to a Cayman Islands Education Council scholarship recipient.

After the form is submitted to an information officer, it is then given to the accounts department to be processed and signed off by the assistant accountant. Refunds take 10–15 business days to process and the students will be notified via phone call or email that the cheque is ready for collection. The cheque will be made payable to the student or sponsor who initially made the payment, i.e., parent/guardian or employer. Refund cheques will be mailed to payees unless the refund application form indicates otherwise.


The university college provides books for sale for most courses offered in the full-time and part-time programmes. Books can be purchased during regular hours of operation for the administrative office. Sales are conducted in the book store located in the Layman E. Scott Block. Students who wish to obtain textbooks elsewhere are responsible for ensuring that the correct items are obtained. The university college will accept no responsibility for problems that may arise when textbooks are purchased from other sources.