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UWI statement re Student protest re non-payment of tuition fees



The University of the West Indies | 2012-03-29 10:14:00

The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona has taken note of student protests arising from the University’s decision to deny access to some aspects of its online resources for approximately 3000 members of the student body who have outstanding balances with the institution.


The University wishes to state that access has been denied to students who:


-    Have paid no fees since the beginning of the 2011/2012 academic year in August 2011,
-    Do not have an approved payment plan in place for payment of fees, or
-    Have not been honouring agreed payment plans


Since August 2011, The UWI, Mona has been encouraging members of its student body to pay or make arrangements to settle tuition and other fees.

Periodic reminders have been issued over the course of the academic year and students have been advised that no student will be admitted to any examination unless he/she is registered for the course and has received financial clearance from the University.  Despite the availability of an instalment payment plan, the number of students taking up this facility remains relatively small.


The University urges students with outstanding fees who do not yet have an approved payment plan in place, to immediately contact the Billings and Receivables Section of the Bursary to make the necessary arrangements.



Carroll Edwards, PhD
Director
The Marketing and Communications Office
 4 Gibraltar Hall Road
Mona, Kingston 7
Telephone: 977-5941/977-7346
E-mail: marketing.communications@uwimona.edu.jm

March 28, 2012
 




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