Financial Support

The University of Balamand (UOB) offers financial support to various groups of students ranging between 10% to 100% coverage of their tuition fees. The financial assistance could be of various types based on need and/or academic merit.


A- Financial Aid (FA), (need based grants)

Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of need first and then academic performance. To be eligible for financial aid, an undergraduate student:

  • - Must be accepted or enrolled at UOB on a full-time basis. An undergraduate student is considered a full-time student if registered 12 credits and above during the Fall and Spring semester, 6 credits during the Summer semester of an Academic Year.
  • - Must demonstrate financial need.
  • - Must be in good academic standing (showing satisfactory academic performance).


Application Process

Newly applying students to UOB or continuing UOB students should submit a Financial Aid application filled by the applicant and his/her parents along with the required documents. Students can download the Financial Aid application through the following link: http://www.balamand.edu.lb/FinancialAidApplication/



Downloaded applications should be filled and scanned with the necessary required documents and sent to the Office of Financial Aid at the following e-mail: financial.aid@balamand.edu.lb before the end of June 2020. Official documents should be submitted by email or to the Office of Financial Aid located at the UOB Koura campus in the administrative building 2nd floor, at a later stage during the registration period.

Financial Aid applications are valid for one Academic Year only. A new application is required for each new Academic Year. Only complete applications (including all required documents) will be processed.

 

Financial Aid Restrictions

Financial Aid is not awarded to students if:

  • - Registered on a part-time basis.
  • - Placed on probation (based on a low semester or general average), the Financial Aid allocations will not be renewed unless the students’ grades are improved and the academic probation removed.
  • - Receiving other forms of financial assistance exceeding more than 50% support from external sources (protocol between UOB and neighboring schools, grants, scholarships, etc.…).
  • - Registered in the Special Orientation Program (SOP).
  • - Receiving a Graduate Assistantship.
  • - They provide an incomplete FA application or an incorrect information
  • - Students are not registered for a degree.
  • - Studying abroad for a semester.
  • - Cross-registered in another institution.

On another note,

  • - Students will be fully responsible to fulfill the payment of any repeated course due to failure or drop.
  • - The Financial Aid support will be cancelled if the student decided to withdraw from the University during the drop and add period. If the student completed 25% of the semester, only 25% of the Financial Aid support will be received and the remaining amount will be cancelled and need to be paid by the student.
The University reserves the right to reduce the Financial Aid if the sponsor anticipated funding is not received.

B - Siblings


No application is needed to qualify to this grant

When two or more siblings are enrolled at UOB during the same period, they are entitled to a fee reduction provided that they are enrolled on a full-time basis and maintaining a Cumulative Average (CA) above 75 at the end of each semester.

The second sibling will be awarded 7.5%, and the third sibling a 12.5% deduction of their tuition fees.

C - Merit Scholarships

Students with outstanding academic qualifications are eligible for the merit scholarships.

Newly admitted students ranking first and second in any of the four Lebanese Baccalaureate official exams and in each of the Lebanese Governorates will be receiving 100% coverage of their tuition fees during their years of study of their first degree provided they maintain a CA above 85 at the end of each semester.

Similarly, students ranking among the top 20% of their schools in grade 10 and 11 and are in the top 4 in their SAT ranking scoring 1450 or above (among all those applying to UOB) will be receiving 100% coverage of their tuition fees during their years of study of their first degree provided they maintain a CA above 85 at the end of each semester.

Newly admitted students ranking third and fourth in any of the four Lebanese baccalaureate official exams and in each of the Lebanese governorates will be receiving 75% coverage of their tuition fees during their years of study of their first degree provided they maintain a CA above 83 at the end of each semester.

Similarly, students ranking among the top 20% of their school in grade 10 and 11 and are in the top 6 in their SAT ranking scoring 1400 or above (among all those applying to UOB) will be receiving 75% coverage of their tuition fees during their years of study of their first degree provided they maintain a CA above 83 at the end of each semester.

Newly admitted students ranking fifth and sixth in any of the four Lebanese baccalaureate official exams and in each of the Lebanese governorates will be receiving 50% coverage of their tuition fees during their years of study provided they maintain a CA above 80 at the end of each semester.

Similarly, students ranking among the top 20% of their school in grade 10 and 11 and are in the top 10 in their SAT ranking scoring 1300 or above will be receiving 50% coverage of their tuition fees during their years of study of their first degree provided they maintain a CA above 80 at the end of each semester.

D - Faculty Support

Faculty

Program

%

Renewal criteria per semester

Arts and Sciences

 

Section Arts

B.A. - All

25%

CA >75

 

Section Sciences

B.S. -Mathematics
B.S. -Environmental Sciences

50%

CA >75

 

 

 

 

Health Sciences

B.S. Nursing

30% + 20% F.A

CA >75

B.S. Public Health

30% + 20% F.A

CA >75

B.S. Health Promotion

30% + 20% F.A

CA >75

 

Renewal criteria per year

Medicine

MED I - MED II - MED III - MED IV

100%

50%
25%

Rank 1st at the end of each Academic Year
Rank 2nd and 3rd at the end of each Academic Year
Rank in the upper 20% at the end of each Academic Year

 

E - Athletic Scholarships


Athletic Scholarships are offered to students who applied to Financial Aid and are members of the various Varsity Teams. Besides, he/she should be enrolled on a full-time basis and maintaining a CA above 75 at the end of each semester.

To qualify, the student should be affiliated with a National Team or Club (first or second division) and has a proven record of accomplishments at school, a sense of belonging and a good team spirit.

The scholarship percentage given to these athlete students varies depending on the performance levels of the students and needs of the UOB Athletic Department.

Recommendations are sent by the Athletic Department to the Office of Financial Aid for review and decision making. The percentage may vary between 10% - 20% financial support towards their tuition fees.

F - Student Work

Some applicants may receive additional Financial Aid in the form of work-study after requesting it through a petition submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. The amount will be deducted from the students’ tuition fee on a monthly basis provided that in return he/she commits to work a number of hours per month during the Fall and Spring semesters of an Academic Year.

The work type and place will be assigned to the student by the Office of Financial Aid, and sent to the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) for a monthly follow up on the work done. The latter informs the Office of Financial Aid of any breach of the contract signed by the student.

To qualify, the applicant must fulfill the following criteria:

  • - Enrollment in a degree program at the time of application, with a minimum of 12 credits for the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • - Good academic standing (minimum CA of 70).
  • - Receiving a Financial Aid support.

Students on Financial Aid (with demonstrated need) may work a maximum of fifteen hours per week. Students are compensated in the form of a percentage of tuition reduction.

Student Work opportunities available on campus vary from clerical work to laboratory and library assistance.

New students are not eligible for Student Work during the first semester.

G - Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP)

The Graduate Assistantship Program aims in advancing graduate studies by attracting academically good students who are expected to support the UOB academic mission and research.

The Graduate Assistantship includes a partial tuition fee coverage for students at the Master’s level towards the fulfillment of their degree requirements.

Applications to this Program are submitted through the respective Faculties and reviewed before the start of each academic semester. The policy aims at enriching the students’ educational and professional experience by enhancing their skills and competencies through the following categories:

  • - Teaching Assistant
  • - Research Assistant (work with Professors)
  • - Technical Assistant (work in Labs)

These assistantships may cover from 20% to 50% of the tuition fees and the selected students are allocated up to 20 hours per week (for a 50% Assistantship). However, the number of these assistantships and the number of hours assigned per week will depend on:

  • - The fund allocated by the University to each Faculty
  • - The academic merit of the applicants
  • - The availability of positions with faculty members and technical centers.

To be eligible for the Graduate Assistantship Program, the applicant must be admitted to or enrolled in a master’s degree program as a full-time student.

Graduate students on probation will not be eligible for the Graduate Assistantships.

Applicants to graduate programs can request consideration for the Graduate Assistantship Program by filling the appropriate information in the concerned faculty.

Renewal for continuing students should be managed through their department or Faculty according to their Faculty proper guidelines.

The Office of Financial Aid will provide you with the needed information to apply and submit documents associated with the Financial Aid application.

Contact Info

Office of Financial Aid
University of Balamand
P.O.BOX: 100 Tripoli, Lebanon
E-mail: Financial.aid@balamand.edu.lb
Tel: +961-6-930250 Ext: 1054
Fax: +961-6-930275

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