Announcements

  • “Current Students wishing to apply for Financial Aid -Work Study Grant for the Fall 2018 semester are requested to pass in person to the Department of Financial Aid at the SAO from March 5, 2018 until May 7, 2018.”
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  • “Financial Aid Application forms for New Students willing to Join NDU in the Fall 2018 are available at the Department of Financial Aid from March 5, 2018 until June 29, 2018.”

 

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 may apply for financial aid by filling out an application form, which can be obtained from the Department of Financial Aid.
Upon taking this application, the student should schedule an interview with a staff member at the Department of Financial Aid and submit the complete form along 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 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 received by the Department of Financial Aid during the previous spring semester).
WSG applications must be renewed for every academic year before the official deadline of submission of application by filling a ’Renewal Form,’ which can be obtained from the Department of Financial Aid.
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

Students must submit the Sibling Grant form and attach it to a copy of their Family Status Record. The form can be obtained from the Department of Financial Aid, during the first week of each semester. Dates and deadlines are posted on the website and scheduled in the academic calendar.

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 with them.

 

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 obtain in person an ’Application Form’ 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.
Dates and deadlines for obtaining the Application Form 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 the case where 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. NDU recognizes the need for scholarship funds for high school students interested in pursuing their academic study.

 

Academic Excellence Scholarship

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 applies to 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; and
  • 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 (VPF); and
  • The student should submit his or her school grades one day before the Regular Admission II Entrance Exam.

 

Conditions to Maintain Financial Aid for the Next Academic Year

  • 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%); and
  • The student completes 12 credits excluding remedial courses.

 

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 Office of Admissions compiles the list to be approved by the Vice President for Finance (VPF);
  • The new student receives a confirmation letter of the awarded percentage once he or she submits the Bacc Part II certificate maximum one week before the second payment; and
  • 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 Academic Year

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

 

In the case where a student failed to maintain his Bacc Part II Scholarship, he or she may apply for the WSG.

 

SAT Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to newly-admitted students in the first semester and covers 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; 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 Office of Admissions compiles the list to be approved by the Vice President for Finance (VPF); and
  • The new student receives a confirmation letter of the awarded percentage once he or she submits the SAT exams results.

 

Conditions to Maintain the SAT Scholarship for the Next Academic 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%); and
  • The student should have completed 12 credits excluding remedial courses.

 

In the case where a student failed to maintain the SAT Scholarship, he or she may apply for the WSG.

 

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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