Fee Structure

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Tuition fees are payable at the start of each semester, while the following non-refundable ancillary fees are payable annually, usually at the beginning of the academic year:

  • Students’ Union Dues
  • Health Insurance
  • Student Welfare Fund
  • Registration
  • Jam Copy Tariff
  • Health/Personal Accident Insurance
  • Other fees where applicable (Law Library, Axis Journal, E-Books) 

Students are required to pay all the fee components outlined above. In addition, some Colleges/Faculties may have other prescribed fees for particular activities. For example, Axis Journal fee – applicable to Faculty of the Built Environment, Law Library fee in the Faculty of Law, and the E-books fee, applicable to the College of Health Sciences.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are calculated on a per credit basis, and are based on the total number of credits taken by a student in a given semester. The cost per credit for each module is determined by the Faculty/College from which the module is being offered, based on the associated credit value assigned to each module.

The following guidelines are applicable as it relates to tuition fees:

  • Under Semesterization, students are allowed to select modules and class times online using UTech, Ja’s e-Vision’ Portal, via the University’s website at www.utech.edu.jm.
  • Students can ascertain the cost per credit for each module from the respective College/Faculty that offers the respective modules. This information is displayed on the student's fee breakdown and on the students’ portal.
  • Additionally students may request an estimate of fees from Student Financing Department by sending an email . The Estimate of Fees is offered at no cost.
  • Based on the modules selected and the credit assignment for each module, an invoice is generated automatically; which details the total amount for which the student is billed for the modules selected; plus any other related (miscellaneous) charges for that semester.
  • The flexibility of semesterization allows students to take a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester; thereby giving them the freedom to meet their financial obligations to the University, based on affordability.
  • Irrespective of the number of modules selected, students are required to pay in full (100%) for all modules selected, as well as clear any outstanding balance previously owed to the University.
  • The number of modules selected can be as low as 9 credits or as high as 21 credits; and the number of modules selected should be based on the student's ability to pay.
  • This means that the 100% fee payment requirement will vary from student to student; depending on the number of modules that are selected.
  • The University may decide to offer a payment plan to students. If offered, all students who do not pay 100% of fees for modules selected by the Census Date, would default to the University’s Standard Payment Plan for that semester and would be subjected to all terms and conditions of the plan.  

Ancillary Fees

  • Ancillary fees are applicable even if a student registers for one semester of the academic year.
  • Students, who are accepted to begin school in the January cohort, are required to pay ancillary fees in their first semester (January); as well as at the start of the next academic year (August). Even though both periods fall within one (1) calendar year, they span two (2) academic years. 
  • Ancillary fees are non-refundable and would only be refunded, if the University withdraws the offer to the student or if the course of study to which the student has applied has been cancelled.