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BTVI Tuition Grant Frequently Asked Questions

1.) What is the BTVI Tuition Grant?

It is money allocated by the government of The Bahamas to pay for qualified students to attend the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI).

2.) How do I qualify for the BTVI Tuition Grant?

All applicants must be Bahamian citizens, who are not in possession of another award/scholarship at the time of application.

3.) What does the BTVI Tuition Grant cover?

It covers registration fees, tuition, mandatory text books and certification exams. Application and graduation fees are not included.

4.) Which programs are eligible to be covered by the BTVI Tuition Grant?

The grant can be used for any of the certificate, diploma or associate degree programs (not short professional development courses).

5.) How do I apply for the BTVI Tuition Grant?

• Individuals can apply online at
• Click the MY BTVI tab to complete the online application.
• Click the New Application tab.
• Scroll down and select the BTVI Tuition Grant Program link. Follow the instructions.
• Please note that new students must first complete the BTVI Application for Admission, located on the same page.

6.) How will I know if I have been approved for the BTVI Tuition Grant?

Once your application has been processed and approved, you will receive notification with all of the pertinent details.

7.) Which semesters is the grant available?

The grant is only available for the fall and spring semesters.

8.) What is needed to maintain the BTVI Tuition Grant?

• Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above.
• New Providence students must pursue a minimum of three (3) courses or nine (9) credits.
• Family Island students (inclusive of Grand Bahama), must pursue two (2) courses or six (6) credits.
• Students must graduate within the certificate, diploma or associate of applied science degree period. The maximum period allowed for students to be recipients of the tuition grant will only extend by six (6) months to one (1) year to allow for courses that are not frequently offered.

9.) What happens if my GPA drops below the required minimum of 2.0?

• If your GPA drops below 2.0, you will be placed on academic probation, but allowed a one (1) semester grace period to bring the GPA up to 2.0 or higher.

10.) Will I have to reapply every semester?

No. You do not have to re-apply once you have received notice that you qualify for the tuition grant. There is a one-time enrolment process.

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