Students

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) is committed to supporting our students, faculty, staff, and their families. Through our network of agreements, partnerships, donations, and scholarship programs, we help ensure that every student facing financial constraints receives the necessary assistance. Our aim is to empower all students to pursue their education unhindered by financial burdens.

For more details on the terms and conditions for any type of reduction, please contact us at: supportcenter@usek.edu.lb.


Reductions and agreements
  • Students can apply for Financial Aid according to the terms and conditions described under the FAO section
  • Siblings who are simultaneously registered at USEK: refer to the FAO section - Submission of an Allowance Request for Siblings
  • Brother, sister, nephew, or niece of a Lebanese Maronite Order (OLM) member: refer to the FAO section - Submission of a Discount Request for OLM Relatives
  • Alumni of OLM schools (refer to the Admissions Office)
  • USEK employee (online application) (refer to the HR)
  • Son or daughter of a USEK employee (online application) (refer to the HR)
  • Full-time faculty at USEK / Son or daughter of a full-time faculty member at USEK (online application) (refer to the HR)
  • Full-time faculty at USEK / Son or daughter of a part-time faculty member at USEK (online application) (refer to the HR)
  • Part-time faculty at USEK / Son or daughter of a part-time faculty member at USEK (1h and more) (online application) (refer to the HR)
  • Son or daughter of a USEK employee / Son or daughter of a full-time faculty member at USEK / Son or daughter of a part-time faculty member at USEK who is registered in the School of Music (online application) (refer to the HR)
  • INDEVCO employees and their children (online application)
  • MTV employees and their children (online application).
  • Students included in the USEK/LA, USEK/ISF, USEK/GS, USEK/LC and USEK/SS agreements (online application)
  • Children of CHUNDS full-time employee and nursing staff (online application)
  • Children of CCJ employees/teachers (online application)
  • Students part of the Student Job Program (refer to the Student Affairs Office)
  • Students who are part of the USEK Talents’ Program (refer to the Student Affairs Office)
  • Students who are members of a USEK sports team (refer to the Sports Department)
Scholarships
Merit scholarship: USEK Merit Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and conduct.

Excellence Scholarship: This scholarship is reserved for all candidates with a minimum general average of 14/20 during their last three years of high school (G10, G11, and G12, with no class ranking), and who are entitled for an excellence scholarship as follows:


 Ranking First of their class 100% of the program tuition fees for the first academic year, excluding registration and NSSF fees, as well as the Summer Session.
 Ranking Second of their class 50% of the program tuition fees for the first academic year, excluding registration and NSSF fees, as well as the Summer Session.
 General Average ≥14 (with no ranking) 10% covering tuition fees for one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), excluding registration (150 USD) and NSSF fees (135 USD).
 General Average ≥15 (with no ranking) 25% covering tuition fees for one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), excluding registration (150 USD) and NSSF fees (135 USD).
 General Average ≥16 (with no ranking) 35% covering tuition fees for one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), excluding registration (150 USD) and NSSF fees (135 USD).
 General Average ≥17 (with no ranking) 50% covering tuition fees for one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), excluding registration (150 USD) and NSSF fees (135 USD).

Protocol Scholarship: USEK offers the valedictorian of their section in G12 (LS, GS, ES, H) a protocol scholarship covering 100% of the program tuition fees for the first academic year and 75% covering the rest of the academic years, excluding registration, NSSF fees, and the Summer Session after assessing their English proficiency level (conditions apply). This is only applicable if the candidate has, during their final secondary years, a GPA of:
  • ≥ 14/20 for the Social Sciences and Economics (ES) section.
  • ≥ 13/20 for the Humanities (H) section.
  • ≥15/20 for the Life Sciences (LS) and General Sciences (GS) sections.
Loan Agreement
USEK launched a Student Loan Program to provide students who are unable to fully cover their tuition fees with the opportunity to pursue a successful education at USEK.

1. Eligible Students
Any student wishing to apply for the Student Loan Program must be:
a. a Lebanese citizen or a foreign citizen residing in Lebanon.
b. a USEK graduate, or a new or enrolled student accepted as a full-time student at USEK.

Students who already benefit from a discount that exceeds 50% are not eligible for the Student Loan Program.

2. How to Apply
For graduate/inactive students:
An interview with the Office of the Deputy President for Students (ODPS) is conducted to inquire about the required documents and the information needed to prepare and sign the loan agreement procedure (dpstudents@usek.edu.lb or 09 600 296).

For active students:
Students should fill in the application online and submit it within the deadline specified on the Academic Calendar as assigned by the Financial Aid Office (FAO), along with all the supporting documents outlined in the application.

Upon submitting the application, the Financial Aid Office interviews the student and their guarantor and orients them to the Office of the Deputy President for Students to sign and finalize the loan agreement procedure after preparing all the related documents.

3. Terms and Conditions:
a. USEK provides the student with a loan in several instalments, with each instalment representing a fixed percentage of tuition fees for each semester and reaching a maximum of 30% of the fees.
b. The student is not required to settle any amount of the loan from the start of their enrolment at USEK up until one year following their date of graduation.
c. The loan shall be repaid in US Dollars or Lebanese Pounds according to the exchange rate set by the Banque du Liban.
d. Following the end of the one-year grace period, the student benefits from a maximum period of five years to settle the outstanding loan. A 20% discount will be granted on the total loan amount if the student is willing to pay the loan amount directly after graduation without invoking the grace period.

If more than one category applies to a student, only the higher reduction will be applicable. In other words, a student cannot cumulate reductions and will only benefit from the highest amount.

If a student benefits from a reduction granted by the FAO and is subsequently found eligible for another discount, such as a merit-based scholarship, the FAO sets the amount of the overall reduction, taking into account the socioeconomic situation of the student in question.
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