Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) is an institution of higher education that strives to promote diversity, respect for human dignity and rights, and concern for the common good—irrespective of background, skin color, gender, or political belonging. The University message has always been to build humanity and offer high quality education for all in the hope of inspiring enlightened citizenship, lifelong learning, human solidarity, and excellence in research.
The University mission was born from the heart of the Maronite Mariamite Order (OMM). As a Catholic non-profit institution inspired by the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Maronite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the teachings of the Catholic Church, and supported by distinguished members of the secular community, NDU is firmly committed to offering society-at-large excellence in education.
During his inauguration ceremony, NDU President Fr. Pierre Najem stressed on the primacy of education in a student’s life. As a Catholic institution, NDU considers it a duty to facilitate a student’s educational path.
Based on its strong values and strict adherence to the University mission, the administration has gone the extra mile to preserve its enduring relationship with its students by listening to their fears and concerns, and by prioritizing the need to find swift and effective solutions. The administration promised students that it would — before the Easter holidays — consider all options and study all feasible possibilities to make a fitting decision in their favor on the subject of tuition fees.
Accordingly, the administration issued the following statement:
Due to the adverse economic conditions in the country, affecting many students and their families, the University has developed a scholarship program to finance and motivate outstanding students. Additionally, the Financial Aid program today offers nearly 60 percent of NDU students with aid grants despite the fact that NDU is currently experiencing limited external funding.
In a concerted effort to provide students and their families with tangible support, the University administration has decided to freeze all tuition fees until the end of Fr. Najem’s presidency in fall 2020; however, tuition fees will witness in academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21 a modest inflation adjustment increase.
NDU pledges to always stand by the side of its students, for they are its ambassadors.