To be considered for financial aid at UVI, a student must:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Be admitted into an approved degree program. Apply for Admission. View the various degree programs at UVI.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (permanent resident)
- Not be in default on a student loan or owe a repayment on a grant at any institution. If you have defaulted on a student loan, you must provide proof that the loan has been paid in full, or that payment arrangements have been made with the lender/servicer.
- Be in good academic standing as described in UVI's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).
- Not have been convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs. Will no longer be in place for the 2023-24 aid year as per the U.S. Department of Education's guidelines.
How to Apply for Aid at UVI
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a required application that must be completed by all students every year in order to receive financial aid. Before you fill out the FAFSA, you need to gather all needed documents such as income tax returns, driver's license, social security number, investment documents, and bank statements. In order to receive student financial aid, you can fill out the FAFSA on the web or you can complete a paper application. However, it is strongly recommended to complete the online application as this produces a more timely and accurate application process.
The Financial Aid Office seeks to meet the educational cost of students, to the extent possible, depending upon available funding. All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Failure to do so could result in lost opportunities to receive grants, loans or scholarships. Financial aid eligibility is determined by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The federal school codes for UVI are 006989 for the St. Croix campus and 003946 for the St. Thomas and UVI Online campus.
The FAFSA should be submitted as early as possible and can be filed after October 1 each year. UVI's priority deadline dates are March 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring semester. The earlier the application is completed the greater your chances of receiving more aid.
Want to estimate your family's need? Before completing the FAFSA you can get a projection of the amount if aid you might possibly need to be eligible for. You may do this through the www.fafsa.gov or www.studentaid.gov.