4- Finanacial AID|
The Finance Aid Department at UCE provides support to students who need financial assistance in order to pay tuition expenses at the university. The Financial Aid Depa rtment has established procedures which assure fair and consistent treatment of all applicants.
UCE believes the primary responsibility for the educational cost lies with the student and his/her family. Financial assistance is available to meet the student's needs whenever possible. UCE considers tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, personal expenses and allowable travel expenses to be the total cost associated with attending the school.
UCE will gather documents and collect information to determine a student's financial need. The information provided by the student or his/her family confidential and the sole purpose is for assessing the student's need for financial assistance. The assistance the student receives at UCE is based on the cost of attendance, expected student contribution and meeting satisfactory academic progress within an academic year. Students must re-apply for financial assistance each academic year.
The student has sole responsibility for obtaining financial assistance. Each student is responsible for correctly completing all applications and processing paperwork in a timely manner. If the student does not receive financial assistance while in school, the student will be held responsible for all tuition and fees due to UCE. Students should make an appointment with the Financial Aid Department to ensure they understand and obtain the funding needed.
UCE has the following institutional programs available to students who qualify for assistance:
UCExcelencia 50% Scholarships. This scholarship program is awarded to foreign students, who have achieved excellent grades during their previous studies.
To apply for this program, the candidate must achieve the following requirements:
Submit to UCE´s Admissions Department a copy of a transcript of the previous studies, which must be signed by the competent authorities.
Have a GPA between 3.0 to 4.0 points to be considered as a candidate to the program.
If the candidate is chosen by the UCExcelencia Scholarship committee, must maintain a 3.20 GPA each semester in order to stay in the program.
Educational Loans from Private Lenders.
If you need financial assistance to pay for student fees and living expenses, you may wish to apply for a private student loan from a private institution or organization. Private student loans are based on credit and interest rates vary based on the borrower's credit score.
If you have little or no credit history, it may be difficult to qualify for a student loan without a cosigner. If you are denied a government or private student loan, you should consider asking a creditworthy parent, guardian, or other individual who supports your educational goals to cosign your loan application. UCE's Financial Aid Department can guide you in understanding your options and making the right choices for your education and your future.
UCE School of Medicine is not currently participating in the U.S. Title IV student aid program.
For more information or details please contact Financial Aid Department at:
(809)529-3562 Ext.: 2224/2225/2237
5- Admission Requirements
Applicants seeking admissions to UCE must contact the Admissions Office to obtain an application. Applications should be submitted well in advance of entry date. This allows proper scheduling and assures availability of classroom space. Applicants are encouraged to visit the University in person. The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 12 Noon.
UCE reserves the right to deny admission or re-admissions to any student if, in the opinion of the Admissions Committee his/her admission is not in the best interest of the student or school.
Deadline and Requirements:
UCE will only admit degree program candidates three (3) times during a calendar year.
For first year, full time degree seeking student the deadline to apply is forty (45) days prior to the beginning of a semester. The university reserves the right to extend the application deadline.
Students must be enrolled by the tenth day of class start date. All tuition and fees must be paid by the close of business on the sixth (6) day of any semester, unless an arrangement is in place.
To be considered for Admissions at UCE School of Medicine applicants must provide:
Admission's Application accurately completed
Birth Certificate Original and Apostilled by the Hague Convention
High School Transcripts certified by the Education Department of the country of origin or GED certificate. Must be Apostilled by the Hague Convention
Copy of the High School Diploma. Must be Apostilled by the Hague Convention
Good Conduct certificate (Police Report)
4 photos (2 x 2)
Immunization record that includes Hepatitis B (VHB) and Tetanus (DT)
Two recommendation letters
If you are transferring credits, the University transcripts must be legalized with Apostilled by the Hague Convention from the country of origin.
Minimum 2.5 GPA for those applying undergraduate and 3.0 GPA for those applying graduate to the School of Medicine.
Application fee of US $350 (nonrefundable and required for evaluation)
Once the student has been evaluated and accepted, the following documents must be presented prior to being registered:
Copy of Student Visa
If you studied outside of the Dominican Republic, you must obtain the certification of the Equivalency of your High School Diploma in the Dominican Ministry of Education (MINERD).To complete this process, you must submit your Junior High Transcripts (7th, 8th and 9th grade). This certification must be provided either the student is transferring credits or not.
If you are transferring credits, copy of the payment receipt for the legalization of your transcripts in the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT).
Academic assessment results; not required if you are transferring credits.
UCE is proud of the international character of its student's body and welcomes students from other nations. Applicants that are academically prepared to pursue the medical program but are unable to meet the minimum Spanish proficiency must apply to an intensive Spanish course. Upon completion of this course applicants may enroll in the Medical Program.
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