AUB offers financial aid to qualified students in the form of
need-based financial aid grants and merit scholarships. In 2021-22 the
university awarded $47.5 million in need- based grants and merit
scholarships. Student work-study and graduate assistantships are also
offered through the student affairs office and the graduate council
Financial need is a necessary condition for a
financial aid grant. Need is assessed for each student, on the basis of
factors such as family income, number of siblings enrolled in
school/university, assets such as home(s), car(s), and other properties.
Assessments are made by the Interfaculty Financial Aid Committee using
an application for financial aid completed by a student and his/her
family before the required deadline.
Need-Based Financial Aid Grants
are outright awards of assistance, mainly for undergraduate and medical
students, based on demonstrated need. Graduate students may receive
such grants, if eligible, to cover part of the tuition taking into
consideration the Graduate Assistantship received. Selection is based
solely on need. Financial aid application window is open for a specific
period announced on the financial aid website www.aub.edu.lb/faid.
During this period, all prospective students who submit an AUB
admissions application will receive an email from the financial aid
office with information on the financial aid process, how to access the
financial aid application and individual deadlines . Enrolled students
wishing to apply for financial aid should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
lb expressing their wish and will receive a reply with all necessary
information. Only complete applications are evaluated and the grants are
valid for the normal period of study as long as the student remains in
good academic standing.
AUB supports academically talented students through various merit scholarship programs.
The AUB Yearly Merit Scholarship
program enables the university to award full-tuition scholarships each
year to ten new undergraduates with outstanding academic qualifications.
No financial aid application is required. Awards are renewable for each
undergraduate year provided that the student maintains a minimum
cumulative 85% average.
Through the Early Admission Merit Scholarship program, new early admitted applicants will receive a 30% merit scholarship.
The Lebanese Baccalaureate Scholarship
program, in cooperation with the National Council for Scientific
Research (CNRS), allows the best five students in each of the four
sections of the Lebanese Baccalaureate to be granted a full-tuition
The Liberal Arts Scholarship
program promotes liberal arts education in Lebanon and the MENA region,
with a vision that emphasizes the importance of undergraduate studies
in humanities and social sciences, namely in the following programs:
Arabic Language and Literature; Archaeology; Art History;
Education/Elementary; English Language; English Literature; History;
Philosophy; Sociology-Anthropology; and Studio Arts. Interested
candidates should complete both an admissions and a financial aid
application indicating only one chosen field of study. Entering freshmen
students are not eligible for this scholarship, however they can apply
after they successfully complete their freshman year. Awardees will
receive 70% of the tuition fees throughout their undergraduate education
at AUB, and during normal period of study provided they remain in good
Governmental Student Aid for North American Students
U.S. Federal Student Loans
loans are available for American students pursuing their studies at
AUB. These low-interest loans are offered by the U.S. Treasury in the
form of Direct Stafford and PLUS loans. Applications are submitted
yearly online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students who are American citizens or
permanent residents, enrolled at AUB in a regular degree program, and
maintaining a satisfactory academic progress are eligible for such
The need of eligible students is assessed by the Loan Unit
in the Financial Aid Office based on established criteria by the U.S.
Federal Student Aid program. Students will have to start repaying these
loans after graduation following a six months grace period.
and AUB’s Office of Financial Aid have developed a portal for obtaining
consumer information about the university and its offered federal loans.
This data can be used as a resource to identify important university
information in various areas including academic programs, admissions and
financial aid, student outcome, and health and safety policies and
The consumer information portal is found at www.aub.edu.lb/faid/Pages/Consumer-Information.aspx
Canadian Grants and Loans
Government of Canada offers student grants and loans to eligible
Canadian students enrolled at AUB. Grants and loans help students pay
for their post-secondary education.
Students can go to the student
grants and loans service of their province to find out if they’re
eligible for student grants and loans, to know how much they could
receive, and to apply for the student grants and/or optional loans in
Provinces and territories may cover one or more
of the following: tuition, books, equipment and supplies, mandatory
student fees, and living expenses.
A list of provincial and territorial student aid offices with links are found at https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid/grants-loans/ province-apply.html.