The American University of Beirut (AUB) has a strong financial aid program to assist its many able and qualified students who could not otherwise meet the cost of tuition. The basic view of AUB is that families have an obligation to finance their student’s education to the extent that they are able. The University requires that families complete a financial aid application in order to determine whether they can afford to pay the full tuition from their own resources. A financial analysis, assessment, and comprehensive verification process are used to determine a family’s ability to pay for education.
AUB’s financial aid program has grown to its present level of around $36.8 million in awards for 2015–16 through the generous support of AUB’s alumni and friends, the largest donor being the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is the government agency providing US economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide.
The University awarded $30.2 million in need-based grants and merit scholarships for undergraduate students and $6.6 million in funds for graduate assistantships and student employment. In addition $6 million were awarded to 309 students through special full scholarship programs namely the USP, MEPI and MasterCard Foundation programs, funded by USAID, US department of State, and MasterCard Foundation respectively. This raises the AUB financial aid level to $42.8 million for 2015–16. A list of restricted scholarships and loan funds is provided in the AUB catalogue.
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (Undergraduate and graduate)
Regional Graduate Scholarship (Graduate)
Other useful links:
Office of Financial Aid
Scholarships at AUB