Need-Based Financial Aid
At LAU, we believe that all eligible students deserve an excellent education, regardless of financial limitations. With more than $80 million allocated for financial aid and scholarships for the upcoming academic year, LAU is committed to helping you fund your education regardless of your nationality, race, gender, religion or ethnicity.
Financial aid can cover between 15% and 70% of your tuition. We encourage you to apply for financial aid as early as possible.
Applications for the need-based financial aid for spring 2022 start on November 17, 2021 and end on January 7, 2022
Deadline to apply for the need-based financial aid for fall 2022: May 31, 2022
Financial Aid is a package composed of the following elements:
LAU provides the following grants:
- LAU Grants: Awarded to students showing an element of need in accordance with specific need categories.
- Hardship Grants: Awarded to students with extreme need. The grant may cover up to 100% of the students’ tuition.
- Triplets Grant: This is an additional percentage that may be given to triplets demonstrating financial need and enrolled simultaneously at LAU.
- Program Grants: Awarded to students majoring in programs requiring special promotional support in line with university enrollment goals.
- Special Grants: These grants are awarded to selected students according to special agreements approved and signed by the LAU President and external donors or organizations. Applications, if required, are to be filled in the initial stage only.
These grants are created through the generous donations of LAU benefactors.
- LIFE Annual Scholarship:
- Scholarship amount: $6,000 per year
- Eligibility: Open to Lebanese students with high academic standing demonstrating financial need and enrolled in one of the following majors: Business (excluding marketing), Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or Mathematics
- Selection process: recipients will be selected by the donor.
- Duration of grant: renewed until graduation if eligibility is maintained.
- Application: Apply for this grant through LIFE
- Tomooh/PepsiCo Scholarship
- Scholarship Amount: To be determined by donor
- Eligibility: Students demonstrating financial need. Open for all majors.
- Selection process: recipients will be selected by donor
- Duration of grant: renewed upon the discretion of the donor
- Application: Apply here for this grant
US Federal Aid
US Federal Aid: are fixed-rate student loans from the US Department of Education for undergraduate and graduate students attending university at least half-time. Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and PLUS loans can be granted to students from the United States of America who choose to study at LAU. Learn more.
Eligibility and Application Process
To be eligible for financial aid, your financial aid application must be accepted and you must maintain the eligibility requirements mentioned below.
Semester Eligibility: you may benefit from financial aid up to the total number of regular semesters depending on the length of the program. Summer terms are included. If you are a freshman student, you may be granted 2 extra semesters over and above their required program length.
Semester Credit Load: A minimum course load of 12 billed credits per semester unless you are graduating this year.
The student will lose their financial aid package if:
- the CGPA drops below 2.0, or
- if the student receives two warnings.
How to Apply
- Prepare the required documents that should be submitted with the financial aid application.
- After applying to LAU and activating your Portal, you can apply to financial aid through the Portal or via this application.
- You only have two (2) weeks to submit the financial aid application.
- Use your Portal username and password when logging in.
- Please read carefully all the instructions.
- Print the completed (hard-copy) application, sign it and submit it along with the required documents to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.
- Attend an interview with the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.