Financial Assistance Grant

The following supporting documents are required for your application to be processed:

  1. Letter of acceptance (new students only)
  2. Status letter (continuing students)
  3. Progress Report (Transcript) - continuing students only
  4. Evidence of outstanding balances or tuition fees (must be obtained from institution)
  5. Job Letter (If Employed)
  6. Certified copy of Passport sized photograph
  7. Certified copy of birth certificate
  8. Certified copy of TRN
  9. Evidence of need – reference letter from two referees
    • Principal or teacher
    • Pastor
    • Guidance Counsellor or representative from Student Support Services
    • Member of Parliament
    • Justice of the Peace

Only government and non-profit organizations are approved for this component.

(Applications without appropriate supporting documents will NOT be processed)


  1. Applicant must be between the age 18 - 35 years on or before December 31 in the year of application
  2. Applicant must be a Full Time student at a UCJ approved tertiary institution.
  3. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.2 or above.
  4. Applicants for Grants are to note that should any single award or the sum total of multiple awards exceed $299,999.00, the candidate will be bonded to work in Jamaica for a prescribed period.
  5. The length of the bonding period will be determined by the bands outlined in the Bonding Policy administered by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.
  6. Additional grants will be determined based on student performance in the previous year.
  7. Must be able to complete voluntary hours upon approval.

Any misleading/fraudulent information given will disqualify an applicant from accessing the programme.