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Bermuda Government Tuition Grant
The Bermuda Government Tuition Grant is available to students seeking to enrol in Bermuda College whether it be to take a course, pursue a programme facilitated by one of the academic divisions or a continuing education course facilitated by the Professional and Career Education (PACE) division. This grant has been provided to remove financial barriers to members of the community who want to engage in higher education to explore options, re-tool, seek certification but may not have the financial means to do so independently.

Application Process

There are at least two steps to the application process:

(1) Submission of a complete application, including the Financial Worksheet. Access a copy of the worksheet by clicking the hyperlinked text (red writing), then complete and save the form. Upload the saved document when asked to upload files in the application. Submit on or before the published deadline.

(2) Meet the published eligibility criteria: Bermudian and registered for at least one course during the fall 2018 semester.

(3) Current students (completed courses within the last 2 years) must also have a GPA of 2.00 or higher if seeking funding for courses offered by the academic divisions.

Determination of Need

Financial information is requested and must accompany the application to support the determination of need. A financial worksheet is provided to facilitate documenting sources of monthly income and expenditure. A completed worksheet must be submitted along with the application.

Definition of a financial dependency

Applicants are defined as a financial dependent regardless of age if another party has primary responsibility for financial obligations such as housing, food, household bills, etc. In these instances, the financial worksheet must reflect the information of the person responsible for the financial obligations as well as the applicant where applicable.

Applicants may be required to share supporting documentation (pay advices, financial assistance letters, standard bill statements, etc.) with a financial aid representative to verify information contained in the financial worksheet. Any documents shared will be returned to the applicant once verification is completed.

 

Confidentiality

The Bermuda Government Tuition Grant committee recognises the sensitivity of the information shared during this application process and restricts access to committee members only. The Committee membership can include the Director of Counselling & Student Activities, the Director of Professional and Career Education, the Administrative Assistants of the respective departments and the Counselling staff.