Academic Catalog 2019–2020

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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate tuition varies by academic program. It is a flat fee per semester, with the following exceptions:

  • Students taking fewer than 12 credits are charged per credit.
  • Students taking more than 18 credits are charged the semester fee plus the per-credit fee for all credits beyond 18.
  • Summer courses are charged per credit.
  • Nutrition students are charged per credit.

Please see the full lists of undergraduate tuition and other fees for 2019–2020.

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Driven by its mission, values and vision, LAU is committed to extending support to qualified students in need of financial aid. In this respect, and within budget capabilities, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships aims to provide equal opportunity to all students regardless of their nationality, race, socioeconomic background, gender, religion or ethnicity.

Need-Based Aid

Work-Aid. Need-based financial aid recipients may work a certain number of hours on campus. Besides helping students cover their financial need, the work-study program helps students acquire work skills, develop discipline, and gain a sense of personal responsibility and accomplishment.

Grants:  Awarded to students to cover a certain percentage of tuition fees.

Lebanese Bank Loans. The Lebanese Loan program is a supplementary form of financial aid offered to eligible students of Lebanese nationality. Only students with a declared undergraduate major are eligible for a bank loan. View the conditions.

Merit-Based Aid

Scholarships based on merit are awarded to academically outstanding students during the first academic year of their enrollment and in subsequent years to continuing students in line with set eligibility criteria. LAU offers several types of scholarships:

Entrance Scholarships are awarded to newly admitted students during the first academic year of their enrollment based on high school grades, SAT scores, and Baccalaureate scores.

Honor scholarships are awarded to students after the lapse of the first academic year and upon completion of 24 credits at LAU with a CGPA of 3.50 or above.

Merit scholarships are awarded to a number of outstanding high school candidates to encourage and promote academic excellence. Candidates are requested to submit a Merit Scholarship application for full review and selection and the continuity of the scholarship depends on set criteria. Merit Scholarships cover 100 percent of tuition fees.

Athletic scholarships are awarded to exceptional students with recognized promising athletic talents. An online Athletic Scholarship Application Form and relevant supporting documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Other Forms of Aid

Program grants are awarded to students majoring in selected fields.

Restricted grants are made available by individual donors and/or organizations.

LAU competitions awards are granted to new students who have previously participated in and won a competition that took place at LAU.

US-Funded Scholarship Programs

USAID Higher Education Scholarship Program

  • University Scholarship Program (USP VIII) and Refugee/Displaced Scholarship Support (RSS) provide undergraduate scholarships to promising public and private high school students and technical school graduates from all governorates of Lebanon.
  • one-year certificate program for non-Lebanese refugees/Displaced, public and private high school students residing in all governorates of Lebanon. 

Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program

This is a MEPI initiative for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa who are from underserved backgrounds.

Student Employment

As a supplementary form of financial aid, LAU offers employment to students who have acquired desired work skills catering to the needs of the University. Placement and hourly rates depend on the student’s skills and academic level. Interested students may apply online.

Financial Aid for Medical and Pharmacy Students

Merit scholarships are awarded to the top 10 percent of the students in each class.

Grants are percentage discount available to students demonstrating financial need.

Bank loans arranged through agreements with certain banks allow Lebanese students to benefit from interest free-loans during their tenure at LAU. The interest amount is borne by LAU up to the students’ exit date, after which the interest is covered by the students themselves.

Federal Loans for U.S. Citizens

LAU participates in the U.S. Federal Direct Loan Program, in which the U.S. Department of Education acts as the lender. This loan program is available to undergraduate and graduate students with U.S. citizenship or green cards, excluding medical, pharmacy and nursing students and students enrolled in fewer than 6 credit hours. Eligible students interested in this type of financial assistance must first submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online using the school code for LAU, G41133.

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Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, students must submit the Application for Financial Aid and the required documents within set deadlines. An interview is then scheduled with the applicant and a parent/guardian. Financial aid is granted for one academic year and may be renewed, upon re-application, if the student’s eligibility is maintained.

For more information, visit Undergraduate Assistance, or contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Offices on either campus:

Beirut Campus

Tel: +961 1 786 456 / 786 464
+961 3 791 314 Ext. 1416
Fax: +961 1 786456 Ext. 1662

Byblos Campus

Tel: +961 9 547254 / 547262
+961 3 791 314 Ext. 2153
Fax: +961 1 791 630 Ext. 2157