The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey feels proud to offer its services to all military men and women who want to complete an academic degree. Our institution used to be a military base known as Henry Barracks. It was a United States Army base located in the central mountain region of Cayey, Puerto Rico named after the 3rd Military Governor of Puerto Rico and Medal of Honor recipient Major General Guy V. Henry.

In 1953, the U.S. Army reached the conclusion that Henry Barracks would be closed in the near future. A full complement of the Army phased out its presence at the post in 1965 when the base was transferred to the General Services Administration for decommission. Most of the land and buildings were transferred to the University of Puerto Rico and opened the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey campus in 1967.

The UPR- C offers 27 bachelor’s degrees and ranks 13th nationally as source institutions for Hispanic PhDs in natural and social sciences (2007-2011; NSF 2014). The 2011 National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates (2011) places UPR-Cayey among the top 41 United States baccalaureate institutions of Hispanic Science and Engineering doctorate recipients (2005-2010). The 2017 American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) report, also places UPR-Cayey as the third institution in Puerto Rico where most of the Puerto Ricans apply to medical school programs and the 21st within the USA.

The UPR-C mission emphasizes providing an excellent education that integrates interdisciplinary approaches, research, and community engagement to the academic experience of students. The general education component focuses on content and abilities parting from an interdisciplinary approach, seeking to prepare the student population by enriching their academic experience in a diversity of fields. Furthermore, UPR- Cayey offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of educational activities that support the academic, social, and cultural experience, making UPR-C a vibrant campus.

We are an undergraduate institution that is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The admission requirements to the University of Puerto Rico are:

    1. Have met the graduation requirements of public or private high school that holds the license to operate, as required by the corresponding jurisdiction, or have passed the equivalence exam of the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    2. Have taken the required entrance examination
    3. Comply with the school Index and PPA established for the study program.

As mentioned previously, the University of Puerto Rico’s admission criteria include the high school index and the PAA Reading-Writing and Math Academic Aptitude Test offered by the College Board, or the SAT.

Based on these, your General Application Index (IGS) is determined, assigning a weight of 50% to each criterion (50% to IE and 25% to each of the two aptitude tests of the College Board or SAT We use the highest scores of all the tests you’ve taken.

Each UPR academic program establishes a Minimum Income Index (IMI), which is the minimum required to be eligible for admission.

Once you know your IGS you can explore the different academic programs to which you could qualify. To calculate the IGS you will need your high school index and the results of your PAA and/or SAT tests.

If you do not have access to the Internet from your home, you may contact our school’s Career Counselor or visit UPR Cayey Admissions Office or any other UPR unit closest to your residence to help you in that process.

At the Financial Aid office, you will be assisted concerning the benefits application process by putting you in contact with the institution VA representative and providing you with the necessary information.


A student is eligible for readmission if, during an absence, the student performs uniformed service, voluntary or involuntary, in the Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserve, active duty, active duty for training or full-time National Guard (under federal authority). The cumulative length of all absences for uniformed service (service time only) must not exceed five years.

A student must provide orders, or written notice by Commanding Officer, of a Uniformed Service Obligation, such as Temporary Duty (TDY), etc., to the Office of the Registrar as far in advance as possible, unless precluded by military necessity. Such notice does not need to indicate when the student will return to the University. The student must also give oral or written notice of Intent to Return to the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey within three years after the completion of the period of service. Immediately upon the student’s return to school, the student must provide notice that he/she may be entitled to the tuition and enrollment benefits outlined in this policy. The student is required to provide official military obligation documentation to the Office of the Registrar.

A returning student will be charged the tuition and fees in effect during the academic year the student is attending. For subsequent academic years, the returning student will be charged tuition and fees in accordance to the institutional fees that are applicable.

A returning student will be readmitted into the same academic program the student was enrolled in prior to the military service obligation. If the exact program no longer exists, the student will be admitted to the program that is most similar, unless the student requests or agrees to admission to a different program. Returning students will be re-enrolled with the same enrollment status, number of completed credit hours, and academic standing as the last academic year of attendance.

Academic Institutional Committee Appealing Process – Academic Grades (Probation)

The student who receives a denial communication from the committee and who understands that his or her case should be reconsidered, should request an interview with the Dean of Students.
The Dean shall notify the final decision to the Director of the Economic Aid Office and it shall be final and unappealable.

Suspension /Academic Deficiencies

The student who at the end of the academic year obtains an average lower than the minimum required academic index of 2.00 may be suspended for academic deficiency (Certification 90, 1997-98, Academic Senate).

Any student who obtains an overall average of less than 2.00 during the first year of study will be put on probation for the second year. Students will be referred to our Counseling Office for support and assistance from our Counseling officers. At the end of the second year, if their overall average is less than 2.00, he/she will be suspended for academic deficiency. These students are not authorized to enroll in the summer session. The Registration Office will send a letter of suspension to students who do not meet the minimum requirement of academic index to continue studies. The student suspended for the first time may apply for readmission for the academic year following the year of suspension. If readmitted, it will be in probationary condition with a maximum program of twelve (12) credits per semester that must be approved with the average that is established. A second suspension imposes a separation of the University of Puerto Rico and its campuses for five years.

Department of Defense Personnel using Tuition Assistance (TA) from their branch of service will have any unearned TA funds returned to their branch of service on a proportional basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending (withdrawal from, dropping the course, or ceasing to attend). Refund calculations apply to any student who is attending this institution and withdrawals within 60% into the period of enrollment for which the student has received TA. Once a student has completed more than 60% of the period of enrollment, all of their assistance has been earned (by the school) and will be retained by the university. In the event that a service member must withdraw from a course due to deployment or activation, UPR Cayey will work with the student to refund 100% of the TA to his or her branch of service provided proper documentation (military orders) is provided.


Course Withdraw submitted, the 60% of course is completed at 10.8 weeks

Before or during weeks 1-2 100% return
During weeks 3-4 75% return
During weeks 5-7 50% return
During weeks 8-11 40% return (60% of course is completed)
During weeks 12-18 0% return

Tabla con información de ESTIMATED ANNUAL EXPENDITURE FOR STUDIES 2022 -23


Admission Fee for New Entry Students only = $30
Cost of Credit 2022-2023 = $157
Dormitory and meal charges on students enrolled less than part-time are limited to 3 times (semester, quarter or semester) in student life and no more than 2 consecutive times.

*UPR Cayey does not offer Room and Board, however fees are included for private Room and Board facilities outside of the institution.

Ms. Vanessa Claudio- Collazo
Official Evaluator of Academic Records and Military Assistance
University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
787-738-2161, ext. 2154

Lino A. Hernández-Pereira, PsyD
Director & Clinical Psychologist
Centro Interdisciplinario de Desarrollo Estudiantil / Student Counseling Center (CEDE) *
University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
Tel. 787-738-2161 Ext. 2618-2054 Fax: 787-263-4222