Student Finance

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Ways to Pay

Students may pay fees in person using cash, debit or credit card to the Cashier in the Accounts & Finance department.

International students may also pay using wire transfer. (See banking information for the College.)

Local students can also pay their fees at any NCB Bank using the Bank Voucher provided by the Registry payable to Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts to Account number 211448482.  A copy of the voucher must be presented at the time of registration.

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 in our Scholarship section.

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 Heart NTA (Formerly NYS Jamaica) for information on eligibility and how to apply.