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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 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.

Official Baccalaureate Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to newly-admitted students in the first year and covering 40% or 60% of the tuition fees, based on the student’s Lebanese/French/Technical 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 his or her Lebanese/French/Technical Baccalaureate exam (40%); and
  • The new student should obtain 16/20 score on his or her Lebanese/French/Technical Baccalaureate exam (60%).

 

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/French/Technical Baccalaureate certificate maximum one week before the second payment; and
  • The applicant will not be eligible for scholarship if the Lebanese/French/Technical Baccalaureate 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 (60%), 3.66 (40%) and 3.4 (20%).

 

SATI Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to newly-admitted students in the first semester and covers 20% or 40% 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 20% for obtaining a score of 1200 on SATI and 40% 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 (60%), 3.66 (40%) and 3.4 (20%).


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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