Financial Aid

//Financial Aid

Financing your tertiary education is among the most important of student responsibilities. All students must fulfill their financial obligations by adhering to the EMCVPA fee payment policies, including payment deadlines. The fees students are expected to pay are:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Ancillary Fees
  • Halls of Residence Fees*

It must also be noted that all student fees are due and payable before the start of each academic year.


EMCVPA holds firm that the investment in a tertiary education is one of the most rewarding decisions an individual can make. In keeping with this, we encourage our students to explore various options to assist in financing their educational pursuits. Some options include:

Semester Payment Plan
Students can also benefit from a tuition payment plan where tuition fees can be paid in two (2) installments of 50% at the beginning of each semester. This plan attracts a tuition installment fee.

Scholarship & Bursaries
Scholarships are available for registered students who are Jamaican nationals and have successfully completed at least one year of study at the College with a minimum B average.

All applications for scholarships must be submitted by March-April of each year for award in August. The criteria for selection and award are available at the Registry. The Scholarship Committee, headed by the Assistant Registrar or her nominee, is responsible for viewing all applications and making selections based on criteria set out by the donor agencies.

A listing of organizations and individuals granting scholarships is outlined below:


The W.I. Alumina Company Scholarship
The Coca Cola (Jamaica) Scholarship
The National Commercial Bank Scholarship
The Douglas Orane Scholarship
The Digicel Jamaica Scholarship
The Grace Kennedy Foundation
The Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (RBTT Bank) Scholarship
The CHAOS Memorial Grant
The Capital & Credit Merchant Bank Scholarship (in honour of Ms. Joyce Campbell)
The Louise Bennett Coverly Memorial Scholarship
Carreras Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship

School of Drama
The Earl Warner Scholarship
The Roy Hall Memorial Scholarship
The Jambiz Bursary Scholarship
The UNESCO Scholarship

School of Music
The Texaco (Jamaica) Scholarship
The Jamaica National Chorale
The Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd Scholarship

School of Dance
The Clive Thompson Scholarship
The N.D.T.C Scholarship
The Alumni and Friends of Dance

The School of Visual Arts
The Dr. Brian Morgan Scholarship
The Cecil Boswell Facey Foundation
The O’hara Chapter of Ikebana Scholarship
The National Outdoor Advertising
The Delves Molesworth Scholarship

We accept payments from all reputable financial institutions that offer loans to qualified students to finance tertiary education including:

On Campus Student Employment

In their second year of enrollment, students are eligible to apply for various part-time employment positions in the EMCVPA Student Employment Programme. Students can apply for positions in the CAG[e] Gallery, Multimedia, IT, Library, Office Services, Student Services, Marketing and Art Therapy Departments. Placement in these areas is based on availability of spaces and the student’s area of study.

The Jamaica Values and Attitudes Project for Tertiary Students (JAMVAT) is an effort to assist students, who qualify for  admission, but are unable to finance their tertiary education. The programme provides the opportunity for students to participate in the development of the nation’s social capital through their contribution of 200 hours of public service. In response, the government undertakes 30% of the student’s tuition cost.

See the National Youth Service website at for information on eligibility and how to apply.