Financing Your Tertiary Education PDF Print Email

1. Scholarships

IUC currently offers 2 scholarships;

a) Tertiary Tracks Scholarships - Awardees are chosen based on their defined financial need, history of involvement in community work and their display of potential to be effective role models in their respective communities. Selection is based in the first place, on the University’s geographic structure. The IUC operates in four Regions in Jamaica: North Middlesex, South Middlesex, Cornwall and Surrey. Two awardees selected from each of the three rural regions and four awardees from Surrey. These applicants are interviewed by a panel of IUC representatives. Tertiary Tracks is a full scholarship.Please call the university for applications process.

b) First Step Scholarships - Primarily aimed at our day programme for persons who are entering tertiary education for the first time. The part-scholarship covers $70,000 of the first years tuition of the student. To apply students need to highlight their financial need, and the First step scholarship committee will choose successful candidates based on pre set criteria. For further information please contact the CCSS department.

2. Payment Plans

IUC currently offers a number of attractive payment plans to meet the needs of our customers. Students can choose either a semester payment plan or a monthly payment plan. To identify a plan that is right for you, please come in to the finance department or the Centre for Communication and Student Services.

3. Student Loan Bureau

The University currently has a wide selection of programmes that can be financed by Student loan Bureau. Some of the courses include Business Administration, Community Development, Guidance and Counselling, Education, General Studies, Theology, Psychology and all Postgraduate courses. New courses are added on a regular basis so please call CCSS to see if your preferred course of study is covered by Student Loan Bureau.

4. Work placement programs

The University currently has a vibrant work programme, where students can seek work placement in jobs within the University, or seek employment with one of the private international part time work programs that the University facilitates.

5. Private Education Loans

There are a number of private institutions that are currently offering Education loans, we have listed below the ones we consider to be most attractive in terms of interest rates and repayment periods.

a) COK Sodality Education Loan -
b) RBC Royal Bank Education loan -
c) Aim Financial Corporation -
d) UFirst Solutions Ltd. - Tel: (876) 969-9883
e) Churches Credit Union Education Loan -
f) S&C Financial School Fee and tuition loan -
g) First Global Bank Education Loan -

For more information please contact Nicola Barrett Staff Associate at 754-7869