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Announcements

  • New Students willing to Join NDU in the Fall 2019 semester will receive from the Office of Admissions, the credentials to access the Financial Aid Application online. The deadline for New Students to apply for Financial Aid is on Friday, June 28, 2019.

 

Objectives

It is the philosophy of NDU that students should not be denied the opportunity to further their university education because of limited financial resources. The Student Financial Aid 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.

NDU has created several types of financial aid programs to cater to the needs of new and current undergraduate students. The programs include:

 

Current Students

Work-Study Grant (WSG)

The Work-Study Grant (WSG) is a financial assistance for undergraduate students based on demonstrated need.

The WSG is designed to assist full-time students with proven financial need to cover part of the cost of their education. Students who qualify as assistants are assigned to various departments or offices in the University.
Placement is made based on capability, need, and job availability. Students will have to set a schedule for their working hours. The work schedule should not conflict with the class schedule of WSG recipients and should be signed by the supervisor and be approved by the Department of Financial Aid.
The hourly rate for students on WSG is 4.5% of the actual rate per credit of each major.
Students may receive up to 40% of his or her tuition fees through the WSG.

Students eligible for a WSG will have the added benefit of developing their working skills as well as gaining a deeper sense of personal responsibility and accomplishment.

Eligibility

To attain eligibility status, the student must:
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Have completed 12 credits at NDU (remedial credits not included);
  • Have demonstrated academic potential (cumulative GPA, minimum 2.3/4.0); and
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 credits each semester except during the last semester before graduation when the number of credits may drop to nine (9).

 

Conditions

Any student who has been granted a WSG will be covered for a full academic year (exclusive of summer session) except in the following cases where the student:
  • Records a drop in GPA below 2.3/4.0;
  • Receives a scholarship from another institution, exceeding 50% of tuition;
  • Benefits from the Undergraduate Scholarship;
  • Registers for less than 12 credits during each semester and less than 9 credits during the last semester at NDU;
  • Does not fulfill the job requirements assigned by the Department of Financial Aid;
  • Does not abide by the rules and regulations of the assignment; and
  • It is revealed later that the information submitted is fallacious.

 

Procedures

Undergraduate Students willing to apply will have to access Financial Aid on SIS, click on WSG application/renewal and fill the application online in the presence of one of their parents after securing all the required documents. All sections included in the application have to be entirely completed. An appointment for an interview with the staff in the Department of Financial Aid has to be scheduled online. While taking the appointment, applicants have to consider that the interview may last up to 45 minutes. The students have to personally attend the interview to submit the printed application signed by one of their parents, attached to all the required documents. Applications with missing documents will be considered incomplete and thus will not be studied.

Every semester, dates and deadlines for obtaining and submitting applications will be updated and posted on the NDU website and scheduled in the academic year calendar. All WSG applications must be submitted one semester in advance (for a fall semester WSG, the application must be submitted during the previous spring semester).
WSG applications must be renewed for every academic year before the official deadline of submission of application by filling an online ’Renewal Form’.

Students applying for the WSG may receive a home visit from representatives of the Department of Financial Aid. After the procedure is completed, the Financial Aid Committee will review each application carefully and give the appropriate decision.
Applications that have missing documents will be considered incomplete and hence will not be studied.

For more information about the WSG, you may send an e-mail, call or visit the Department of Financial Aid.

 

Student Employment

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

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 Dean of Students.

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 each semester and in at least 9 credits during the last semester; and
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

 

Sibling Grant

NDU provides a family discount when there are two or more siblings enrolled simultaneously. Students can benefit from the Sibling Grant starting their first semester.

Eligibility

To attain eligibility status, the student must:
  • Be enrolled as full-time student with a minimum of 12 credits except during the last semester before graduation when the number of credits may drop to 9 credits;
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00; and
  • Be enrolled in a regular Undergraduate Program (Intensive, Freshman, and Masters students are not eligible to benefit from Sibling Grant).


If one of the siblings does not fulfill the above criteria, the other(s) may benefit if his or her sibling is enrolled in 9 credits minimum for the undergraduate students and in 6 credits minimum for the graduate students.

Conditions

1. 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 each.

2. In case of financial need, eligible siblings will have the possibility to raise the percentage given to a maximum of 40% by applying to the WSG during the dates scheduled in the academic calendar.

3. A Sibling Grant candidate who receives:
25% scholarship will benefit from 15% Sibling Grant;
50% scholarship will benefit from 10% Sibling Grant;
75% scholarship will no longer benefit from sibling grant.

Procedure

The Student has to:
  • Access Financial Aid on the SIS, click on Sibling Grant and add the ID number of his/her sibling.
  • Submit a copy of the Family Status Record (not older than one year) at the Department of Financial Aid.


The deadline to submit the Family Status Record is the fifth working day after his/her on-line application date.

Undergraduate Scholarship

The Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to students with high academic standing and 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 attain eligibility status, the student must:
  • Have completed 12 credits at NDU (remedial credits are not included);
  • Be enrolled in 12 credits each semester except during the last semester before graduation when the number of credits may drop to nine (9); and
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a high cumulative GPA (3.40/4.00 and above).

 

Procedure

If a student meets the above criteria, he or she does not have to apply, and will automatically benefit from the discount on tuition fees. The scholarship amount will be automatically calculated and will appear on his or her SIS payment details.

The Undergraduate Scholarship is granted as long as the cumulative GPA of the student is above 3.4, and provided the credit eligibility is maintained.

New Students

Financial Aid Upon Admission

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 during their final three 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. Once accepted in this Financial Aid program, the student will have to complete an assigned number of working hours.

Procedure

A new student who wishes to apply for “Financial Aid Upon Admission” must fill an online Financial Aid Application. He can find the application on the “Online Acceptance Results” (OAR). The user name and password to enter this page will be provided by the Office of Admissions when the student submits his complete file (application and documents).

The student will have to access OAR on https://sis.ndu.edu.lb/OAR/, click on Financial Aid & Scholarship Upon Admission and:
  • Fill the Financial Aid application online in the presence of one of his/her parents. All sections included in the application have to be entirely completed.
  • Schedule an appointment online for an interview with the staff in the Department of Financial Aid. The presence of one of the students’ parents is mandatory during the interview. While choosing the appointment, the applicant has to consider that the interview may last up to one hour.
  • Print the application, put his/her signature and his/her parent’s signature then secure all the required documents. Applications with missing documents will be considered incomplete and thus will not be studied.
  • Submit the application with all required documents in person during the interview scheduled with the staff in the Department of Financial Aid.


Dates and deadlines to apply for Financial Aid upon Admission will be updated and posted on the NDU website, and scheduled in the academic year calendar.

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 application processing. Only complete applications, including all required documents, will be processed. Applicants are strongly urged not to wait until 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.

Eligibility

To attain eligibility status, the student must:
  • Be a sophomore student;
  • Register on a full-time basis (a minimum of 12 credits);
  • Prove that he or she does not benefit from any other form of financial assistance; and
  • 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 or she becomes eligible for the Undergraduate Scholarship. Based on this, the highest percentage of the financial support is adopted.

Conditions to Maintain Financial Aid for the Next Academic 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 WSG; and
  • The student should renew his application for the WSG at the Department of Financial Aid during the second semester.


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

Scholarships Upon Admission

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

Scholarships upon admission are given based on various factors including Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II official exam score, SATI score, and school grades. In the event of a student meeting the qualifications for multiple scholarships, the highest percentage is always applied.

BACC Part II Scholarship

This 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%); and
  • 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 Department of Financial Aid compiles the list to be approved by the Vice President for Finance (VPF);
  • The new student receives from the Office of Admissions a Scholarship Letter of the awarded percentage once he or she submits the Lebanese or French Baccalaureate Part II certificate maximum one week before the second payment; and
  • The applicant will not be eligible for scholarship if the Lebanese or French Baccalaureate Part II certificate is not submitted on time.


Starting the second academic year, the Academic Scholarship conditions will apply as below:

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

 

SATI Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to newly-admitted students in the first semester and covers 25% or 50% of the tuition fees based on their SATI scores results. This scholarship may be renewed in subsequent semesters based on the required cumulative GPA.

Eligibility

  • The new student will receive 25% for obtaining a score of 1200 on SATI and 50% when obtaining a score of 1300 on SATI; and
  • The new student should not be placed in remedial courses, excluding ENL 110.

 

Procedure

  • No Application is required;
  • Automatically awarded to eligible students;
  • The Department of  Financial Aid compiles the list to be approved by the Vice President for Finance (VPF); and
  • The new student receives from the Office of Admissions a Scholarship Letter of the awarded percentage once he or she submits the SATI scores.


Starting the second semester, the conditions of the Academic Scholarship will apply as below:

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


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

Re-enrollment Policy

Students, who re-enroll, for any reason, in any course, shall not benefit from any financial support for the re-enrolled courses.

For more information, kindly contact the Department of Financial Aid on financialaid@ndu.edu.lb.

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