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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

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.

 
 
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