It is the philosophy of Notre Dame University that students should not be denied the opportunity of furthering their university education because of limited financial resources. The Student Financial Aid & Scholarships Program was established to meet the goal of this philosophy by providing qualified students with financial aid regardless of color, race, gender, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.

 

For further information, contact the Department of Financial Aid at the Office of Student Affairs (SAO) (+961 9 208 804) and the Office of Admissions (+961 9 208 022).

 
Financial Aid for New Students

Financial Aid upon Admission

Rationale

Being a Catholic Institution that “fosters excellence in scholarship” and “human solidarity”, NDU proposes offering Financial Aid to qualified students with limited economic resources starting their first semester.

 

Description

This program offers Financial Aid to students starting their first semester at NDU. Students eligible to receive this form of Financial Aid must prove they have a financial need and should have good academic records from their three final years at school.

The percentage of the Financial Aid offered upon admission may range between 20% and 40%. The amount of aid granted will cover two consecutive semesters, excluding the summer session.

 

Procedure

The new student who wishes to apply for the “Financial Aid upon Admission” must obtain an “Application Form” IN PERSON from the Department of Financial Aid and schedule an appointment for an interview. The presence of one of the students’ parents is mandatory during the interview. The student will be informed of the supporting documents pertaining to Financial Aid upon Admissions during the first interview.

The Application Form for “Financial Aid upon Admission” will be available to new students till the end of November for the spring semester and till the end of June for the fall semester.  

New students should submit their applications and supporting documents by the appropriate deadline as per the application schedule table.

All parts of the financial aid application must be completed. Questions in any part that are not answered and completed properly will jeopardize the processing of the application. Only complete applications, including all required documents will be processed.

Applicants are strongly urged not to wait till the last minute, since filling the application and preparing all the required documents may take time. A delay in the application may negatively impact the amount and nature of the applicant's aid.

The results will be issued before the registration period. Once accepted in this financial aid program, the student will have to complete an assigned number of working hours.

 

Eligibility

  • Be a sophomore student;
  • Register on a full time basis (a minimum of 12 credits);
  • Prove that he/she does not benefit from any other form of financial assistance;
  • Pass all the courses with a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the first semester.

In case the student fulfills 12 credits excluding remedial with a GPA of 3.4 and above during the first semester, he/she becomes eligible for a scholarship. In this case, the highest percentage of the financial support is adopted.

 

Conditions to maintain the Financial Aid for next year

  • The student should register on a full time basis;
  • The student should have completed 12 credits excluding remedial courses;
  • The student should have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.3 to maintain eligibility for Work Study Grant (WSG);
  • The student should renew his application for WSG at the Department of Financial Aid during the second semester.

 

NB: The new student can only benefit from the financial support with the highest percentage.

 

Contact us

For further information on Financial Aid upon Admission, contact the Department of Financial Aid - Office of Student Affairs (SAO):
D: +961 9 208 804

D: +961 9 208 814/9

Scholarships for New Students

Scholarships upon Admission

Rationale

NDU consistently strives to attract new students with strong academic backgrounds. NDU recognizes the need for scholarship funds for high school students interested in pursuing their academic study.

 

Academic Excellence Scholarship

is awarded to newly-admitted students in the first academic semester and covers 25% or 50% of the tuition fees, based on their composite score, which is a combination of their school grades and SAT scores/Entrance Exams”. This Scholarship will be applied to the students accepted during the Early Admission and Regular Admission II and  may be renewed in subsequent semesters based on the required cumulative GPA.

 

Eligibility

  • The new student who achieves excellent academic performance based on the composite score required in the major of choice;
  • The new student should not be placed in remedial courses excluding ENL 110.

 

Procedure

  • No Application is required. The Office of Admissions compiles the list to be approved by the Vice President for Finance;
  • The student should submit his school grades one day prior to the Regular Admission II Entrance Exam.

 

Conditions to maintain the Entrance Scholarship for the next semester

  • The student should register on a full time basis;
  • The student maintains a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.8 (75%), 3.66 (50%) and 3.4 (25%);
  • The student completes 12 credits excluding remedial courses.

 

In case the student did not maintain the Academic Excellence Scholarship to the next semester, he/she may apply for WSG. The results for the Academic Excellence Scholarship will be issued with Regular Admission II Entrance Exam results.

 

Bacc Part II Scholarship

is awarded to newly admitted students in the first year and covering 50% (Good) or 75% (Very Good) of the tuition fees, based on the student’s Lebanese or French Baccalaureate exams results. The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent semesters based on the required cumulative GPA.

 

Eligibility

  • The new student should obtain 14/20 score on their Lebanese or French Baccalaureate Part II exam (50%);
  • The new student should obtain 16/20 score on their Lebanese or French Baccalaureate Part II exam (75%).

 

Procedure

  • No Application is required;
  • Automatically awarded to eligible students;
  • The Office of Admissions compiles the list to be approved by the Vice President for Finance;
  • The new student receives a confirmation letter of the awarded percentage once he/she submits the Bacc Part II certificate maximum one week prior to the second payment;
  • The applicant will not be eligible for scholarship if the Bacc Part II certificate is not submitted on time.

 

Conditions to maintain the Bacc Part II Scholarship for the next year

  • The student should register on a full time basis;
  • The new student maintains a Cumulative GPA of 3.8 (75%), 3.66 (50%) and 3.4 (25%);
  • The student should have completed 12 credits excluding remedial courses.

 

In case the student did not maintain his Bacc Part II Scholarship, he/she may apply for WSG.

 

SAT Scholarship

is awarded to newly admitted students in the first semester and covering 50% of the tuition fees, based on their SAT scores results. This scholarship may be renewed in subsequent semesters based on the required cumulative GPA.

 

Eligibility

  • The new student should obtain a 1200 (Redesigned SAT) score;
  • The new student should not be placed in remedial courses excluding ENL 110.

 

Procedure

  • No Application is required;
  • Automatically awarded to eligible students;
  • The Office of Admissions compiles the list to be approved by the Vice President for Finance;
  • The new student receives a confirmation letter of the awarded percentage once he/she submits the SAT exams results.

 

Conditions to maintain the SAT Scholarship for the next year

  • The student should register on a full time basis;
  • The student should maintain a Cumulative GPA of 3.8 (75%), 3.66 (50%) and 3.4 (25%);
  • The student should have completed 12 credits excluding remedial courses.

 

In case the student did not maintain the SAT Scholarship, he/she may apply for WSG.

 

NB: The new student can only benefit from the financial support plan with the highest percentage.

 

Contact us

For further information on Scholarships upon Admission, contact the Office of Admissions:

D: +961 9 208 020
D: +961 9 208 022

Work Study Grant (WSG)

Eligibility

  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Have completed 12 credits at NDU (remedial credits not included);
  • Have demonstrated academic potential (cumulative GPA, minimum 2.3/4.0);
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 credits each semester and a minimum of 9 credits during the last semester. Only Interior and Graphic Design students are eligible for WSG in their last academic year, since they are required to take 10 credits in their last two semesters of enrollment; The Chairperson of the Visual Arts department must confirm this.

Conditions

Any student who has been granted a WSG will be covered for a full academic year (exclusive of summer session) unless:
  • His /her GPA drops below 2.3/4.0 during the first semester;
  • He/she receives a scholarship from another institution exceeding 50% of tuition;
  • He/she benefits from the scholarship;
  • He/she registers for less than 12 credits during each semester and less than 9 credits during the last semester at NDU;
  • He/she does not fulfill the job requirements assigned by the Financial Aid Officer;
  • He/she does not abide by the rules and regulations of the assignment
  • it is revealed later that the information submitted is forged.

Procedures

Undergraduate students may apply for financial aid by filling out an application form which can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Upon taking this application, the student should schedule an interview with the Financial Aid Officer and submit the complete form with the appropriate documents before the official deadline.  Every semester, dates and deadlines for obtaining and submitting applications will be updated and posted on the Finalcial Aid bulletin boards and on the NDU Website.

WSG applications must be submitted one semester in advance (for a Spring semester WSG, the application must be received by the Financial Aid Office during the previous Fall semester).

Students applying for WSG may receive a home visit from the Financial Aid Officer. After the procedure is completed, the Financial Aid Committee will review each application carefully and give the appropriate decision.

Dates and deadlines for obtaining and submitting applications will be posted on the Financial Aid Boards and on the NDU bulletin boards each semester, and scheduled in the academic year calendar.

The applications are to be taken and submitted during the previous semester (e.g., you have to apply in the spring semester to benefit for the next fall semester).

For more information, consult the Financial Aid Officer.
Student Employment
Full-time students proving to have special skills which none of the WSG students possess may be employed for the duration of one semester upon the request of Faculty Deans for academic reasons. The Financial Aid Committee will determine the working hours and the hourly rate.
 
Grants

A. Grant for Excellence

Students demonstrating excellence in sports, artistic, cultural, and social activities and representing the university in national and international contests could benefit from a grant ranging from 10 to 15% of tuition as determined by the Financial Aid Committee upon the recommendation of the Director of the Office of Student Affairs.

  

Eligibility

To be eligible for a sports grant, the student has to:
  • Join a sports team at NDU;
  • Complete 12 credits at NDU (remedial credits are not included);
  • Be enrolled in 12 credits (remedial credits are not included) each semester, and in at least 9 credits; During the last semester maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

B. Sibling Grant

A sibling grant is given when two or more brothers and/or sisters are registered at NDU.

Eligibility

  • The student has to be enrolled with a minimum of 12 credits except during the last semester before graduation when the number of credits may drop to 9 credits;
  • The student has to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00;
  • Intensive, Freshman, and Masters Students are not eligible to benefit from Sibling Grant.

Conditions

  • If eligible, two siblings enrolled at the same time in the university will benefit from a 15% discount each; three or more siblings will be entitled to a 25% discount;
  • In case of financial need, the siblings will have the possibility to raise the percentage given to a maximum of 40% by applying to the Work Study Grant;
  • A 50% scholarship will limit the percentage of Sibling Grant to 10% and a 75% scholarship will totally eliminate the Sibling Grant discount.

Procedure

The students have to submit the Sibling Grant form and attach it to a copy of the Family Identity Card. The form can be withdrawn from the Financial Aid Office during the first week of each semester. The siblings will benefit from the discount as long as they are eligible. They do not have to renew their application unless a new sibling is enrolled for the first time at the university.
Undergraduate Scholarship
The student shall benefit from the program according to the following scale:
Cumulative GPA from 3.40/4.00 to 3.65/4.00 25% Scholarship
Cumulative GPA from 3.66/4.00 to 3.79/4.00 50% Scholarship
Cumulative GPA from 3.80/4.00 to 4.00/4.00 75% Scholarship

Eligibility

To be eligible the student must:
  • Have completed 12 credits at NDU (remedial credits are not included);
  • Be enrolled in 12 credits (remedial credits are not included) each semester and in a minimum of 9 during the last semester;
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a high cumulative GPA (3.40/4.00 and above).

Procedure

If the student fulfills the above criteria, he/she does not have to apply, but will automatically benefit from the discount on his/her tuition fees.
Dates of Application for Financial Aid
Academic Year 2017-2018
For Spring 2018
For Fall 2018
 
From
To
From
To

Financial Aid-Work Study Grant
Current students

9-Oct.
17-Nov.
5-Mar.
22-July
Financial Aid-Work Study grant
New Students
         9-Oct.

         24-Nov.

        5-Mar.
        29-Jun.
Sibling Grant          15-Jan.
         23-Jan.    
Contact us

Notre Dame University

Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
P.O.Box: 72, Zouk Mikael, Lebanon
Phone: +961 9 218950/1/2/3 (Ext. 2052)
E-mail: financialaid@ndu.edu.lb

Directory

Mrs. Eliane Harfouche-Khoury, Senior Officer, Financial Aid

Mrs. Jessica Saba, Officer, Financial Aid

Mrs. Rania Zablith, Social Worker, Financial Aid

Mrs. Eliane Akiki, Social Worker, Financial Aid

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