The Division of Recorder of Deeds Office on St. Croix will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, effective Monday, Feb. 26, until further notice, according to press release issued Friday by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
These modified hours will permit the division staff to electronically record and process documents that have been backed up as a result of an increase in customer requests for FEMA and SBA records as well as system failure after hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Customers should call the Division of Recorder of Deeds at 773-6449 for further information.
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The judiciary, University of the Virgin Islands and hospitals were addressed in separate bills. UVI is budgeted at $33.8 million, up $2 million from FY 2017. Separate legislation is expected to appropriate $3 million to pay for free tuition for a majority of its students, up to 1,700 out of a student body of 2,500. The university normally receives about $14 million per year in tuition and would forego most of that if it waives tuition for more than half its student body. ... See MoreSee Less
Will the reporter explain what it means when it says the university will lose 14 million if it waived tuition for more than half of its students. I don’t think they are waiving tuition, it’s just not coming directly from the student.
My understanding is that students fill out FASFA and if they qualify will get financial assistance through grants, as they always did, and then the free tuition program will cover the rest via a pot made up of 3 million from government and the university’s endowment.
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