Financial Aid and Scholarships – School of Arts and Sciences
SGU’s financial aid options make your educational goals possible.
St. George’s University offers a variety of college scholarships to help you address the cost of college.
Financial Aid Programs
The Office of Financial Aid administers the financial aid available to SGU students which includes US private education loans. We also help students with financial planning, debt management counseling, and with the completion of financial aid applications.
Financial Aid Counselors can be reached Monday through Friday from 9 am–5 pm (Eastern) at:
US/Canada Toll-free: 1 (800) 899-6337 ext. 1232
Worldwide: +1 (631) 665-8500 ext. 1232
Fax: +1 (631) 666–9162
Undergraduate Student Loans
Private Education Loans
The Financial Aid Office maintains a list of private educational lenders in the United States who offer loan programs to SGU students. We can help guide you to the lending programs that will best suit your needs.
US Students can apply for these loans to meet all or part of their cost of attendance. Some lenders may also offer private loan programs for parents, guardians, sponsors, or other individuals who wish to borrow on behalf of the student to help fund their education.
Private loan programs are available only to students who have a satisfactory credit history as determined by the lender. These loans have repayment terms that begin following withdrawal or graduation from school, but may be extended.
The loans may have a fixed or variable interest rate that is tied to an index, such as LIBOR or PRIME, plus a margin. The interest rates and fees you pay on a private student loan are based on your credit score and the credit score of your cosigner, if applicable.
St. George’s University does not prefer, recommend, promote, endorse, or suggest any lenders. You are not required to borrow from any of the lenders appearing on these lists and there is no penalty for selecting a different lender, if available. Applications for private loans are completed by the applicant and certified by a Financial Aid Counselor.
For additional information, Financial Aid Counselors can be reached Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM EST at:
Telephone: 1-800-899-6337 ext 1232
Fax: (631) 666–9162
The University offers a wide variety of institutional scholarships designed to recognize academic excellence and provide access to the best and brightest students regardless of circumstance. In addition to University-Sponsored Scholarships, we have worked to procure unique scholarship opportunities for our students.
Undergraduate Scholarship Programs for Full-time or Part-time Students
St. George’s University offers partial-tuition scholarships to citizens of CARICOM countries who otherwise, due to financial constraints, could not attend the School. The following scholarship programs are only for attendance in the undergraduate programs at St. George’s University.
Caribbean Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Caribbean Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CUSP) offers partial-tuition scholarships to CARICOM citizens. The CUSP scholarship can reduce the amount of tuition for undergraduate studies by 65%. Awards for the CUSP are for the duration of the undergraduate program.
Employee Scholarship Program
Partial scholarships are awarded to full employees and their dependent children for the first 30 undergraduate credits taken, as long as their full time employment with the University continues. This partial tuition grant can reduce the amount of tuition by 91%. Once the 30 credits are taken, this scholarship expires.
Professional Enhancement Program
This grant is designed to assist the spouse/significant other of full time SGU employees who do not reside in a CARICOM country and are taking courses for personal enrichment. Students meeting this criteria can receive a PEP grant for up to 12 credits of non-degree courses. This partial tuition grant can reduce the amount of tuition by 65%. Once the 12 credits are taken, or a student enrolls in a degree program, the scholarship expires.
Applying for Scholarships
If you would like to apply for any of the three scholarship programs listed above, please first apply to Admissions.
The Grenadian partnership Award Program (GPA) offers a partial tuition scholarship to resident Grenadian citizens who demonstrate financial need.
Awards are only given to students who are matriculating into an undergraduate degree program. Beginning in August 2016, the GPA awarded to new recipients will reduce the student’s tuition charge by 90%.
GPA Awards are for the duration of the undergraduate program.
Grenadian citizens are automatically reviewed for a Grenadian Partnership Award. Awards are distributed based on the student’s Grenadian citizenship and matriculation in an undergraduate level program. Students will receive an award letter via email after a deposit is made.
Caribbean Visionary Scholarship
The Caribbean Visionary Scholarship seeks to make tertiary education possible for some of the region’s top scholars who might otherwise be unable to attend university. Recipients, who must be CARICOM citizens, will be able to utilize these full and partial tuition scholarships in order to pursue one of the undergraduate degrees within the School of Arts and Sciences at SGU. The Visionary Scholarships are designed to complement the need-based Caricom Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CUSP) already offered by the University.
Award determinations are made by the Visionary Scholarship Committee based primarily on academic excellence and the student’s commitment to the chosen discipline. We seek to nurture and encourage more students of superior academic caliber to strike out and impact the Caribbean.
Acceptance to St. George’s University’s School of Arts and Sciences
Caricom citizens who have been residents within Caricom for at least the previous 12 months prior to the application deadline
2 letters of recommendation
Essay: ‘How do you envision using a degree in your discipline of study to help the Caribbean become more competitive in an interdependent global village?’
Certificates (CXC, CAPE, Associate degree, etc) and transcripts from all previous secondary and tertiary institutions.
Scholarships are awarded annually to Grenadian citizens. Applicants must have been accepted into the University by the Committee on Admission, nominated by the Scholarship Selection Panel, and awarded by the Grenadian Government. The scholarships provide full tuition and administrative fees.
The MacAndrew Scholarship seeks to make tertiary education possible for some of Grenada’s top scholars who might otherwise be unable to attend university. This Scholarship Program is a collaboration between the Sandals Foundation and St. George’s University (SGU).
Recipients, who must be resident Grenadian citizens, will be able to utilize these full and partial tuition scholarships in order to pursue the specified undergraduate and graduate degrees within the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Graduate Studies at SGU. The MacAndrew Scholarships are designed to foster Grenada’s development by investing in building the human resource capacity in three key areas critical to national development. The MacAndrew Scholarship complements the need-based Grenadian Partnership Agreement (GPA) bursary already offered by the University.