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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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