American University of Beirut

Fees and Funding


  • Tuition (mandatory - includes a $1,000 non-refundable deposit)                              ​$4,999
  • Health Insurance Plan (mandatory - provides full coverage all over Lebanon)       $181
  • Technology Fee (mandatory)                                                                                           $97
  • Access to AUB’s sports facilities (optional)                                                                  $100
  • Dorms (optional)
    • Women: double room (for two students sharing a communal bathroom)​​        $1,500              
    • Men: triple room (for three students, bathroom and shower inside the room)​ $1,750​         ​
Note: there is no application fee to apply to the CAMES Summer Arabic Program.​

Payment of Fees

Full details about how to pay the fees will be provided in the lette​r of acceptance. For more information please email us. 

  • The full fees are due by June 1​, 2024. 
  • Accepted students who have not paid their tuition fees may not attend any part of the program. 
  • Payments can be made by ​bank transfer​. ​
***Please read the CAMES Summer Arabic Program Policies and Regulations​ carefully. Enrolling in the program indicates that you have read them and agree to abide by them.​


Students who meet the following criteria may apply for financial support through AUB to help offset the costs of the CAMES summer Arabic programs:

  • They should have an excellent academic record
  • They should currently be receiving need-based financial aid at their home university
To apply for any of the scholarships below, please email CAMES. Note that all the funding offered by CAMES is need-based.
  • CAMES Tuition Waivers
CAMES offers partial tuition waivers that can be used to offset some of the program costs. These tuition waivers provide reductions of 25% - 50% of the $4,999 tuition fee.

  • R. Bayly Winder Endowed Scholarship
With a mission to act as a link between the Arab World and the United States, and in recognition of the importance of the language, culture and history of the region, the R. Bayly Winder Endowed Scholarship provides partial tuition support one or more qualified undergraduate students who are United States citizens.

  • David S. Dodge Arabic Fund
The David S. Dodge Arabic Fund award was established in 2010 by the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation​. The award covers the cost of tuition for one or more students each summer. Preference is given to students from Princeton University, which was David S. Dodge’s alma mater, but if there are no students from Princeton applying, students from other universities will be considered. 

To consider a student for any of the scholarships above, CAMES must receive the following:

  • A letter from the financial aid department of the student's home institution stating that they currently receive need-based financial aid and including details about the aid they receive 
  • A scan of the award letter that was issued to the student by their funding body with details about the aid they receive
  • A financial aid statement from the student which provides details (in 250-300 words) about the student's financial aid situation including the following points​:
    • How much the student/their family can contribute to the CAMES summer Arabic program
    • The amount/percentage of funding the student hopes to receive​
For more ​details on how to apply for these scholarships, please email CAMES.​​

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