Scholarship and Financial Aid FAQs

Scholarships

Who can apply for Habib University’s scholarships?

All students eligible for admission to Habib University are eligible to apply for its scholarships.

When should I apply for a scholarship?

You should submit your scholarship application at the time you submit your admissions application.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

The process to apply for scholarships is easy and simple. Follow the steps mentioned in the diagram below:

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What type of scholarships are offered by Habib University?

Habib University offers three types of scholarships

  1. DISTINGUISHED YOHSIN SCHOLARSHIPS
    These are full scholarships available for exceptionally well-rounded and high merit students. At Habib University, being a Distinguished Yohsin Scholar is the highest honor for incoming students.
  2. HABIB EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
    These scholarships are available to students who demonstrate an overall high merit and potential. These cover 60% to 80% of tuition and fee of the recipients.
  3. Habib MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
    These are awarded to the students who demonstrate a good academic merit. These scholarships cover 35% to 50% of tuition and fee of the recipients.

Do I need to fill in separate forms for the two types of scholarships offered?

No, you need to fill in only one scholarship form for all the scholarships offered by Habib University. Your scholarship will be determined based on your overall admission score.

Do I also need to fill in the Financial Aid form if I am applying for a Scholarship?

A Financial Aid form is not required if you are applying only for Scholarship.

What documents do I need to submit?

You need to submit the following documents along with your scholarship form:

  • Certificates of your schools, both high and higher-secondary
  • Transcripts/Test score reports/Mark sheets of your O-level and A-level/ or Matric and Intermediate
  • Academic achievement certificates and/or awards

We may modify the list of documents needed from time to time. Keep checking our website for the current document list.

What are the criteria for awarding the Scholarship?

The Scholarships awarded by Habib University at the time of admissions are not determined just on the basis High School Grades. Key factors that contribute in determining the eligibility of students for the Scholarship include the following

  • Grades obtained in high/higher secondary schools
  • Performance in Habib University’s Entrance Examination/SAT Scores
  • Communication skills including writing
  • Thoughtfulness about self and the society
  • Passion and initiatives taken for community service, and participation in diverse activities such as sports, poetry, performing arts, visual arts, etc.

When and how will I know if I have been awarded a scholarship?

Habib University will invite you and your parents for a meeting and will share the scholarship and fee payment plan. These meetings are organized once admission decisions are released.

Are scholarship decisions negotiable?

Scholarship decisions are not negotiable.

Are scholarships awarded for four years or one year?

Scholarships awarded at the time of admission are for four years, provided the recipient fulfills the following conditions:

  • Enrollment as a full-time student, unless the University has approved part-time enrollment
  • Maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 for a Yohsin scholarship, CGPA of 3.0 for a Habib Excellence Scholarship and 2.75 for Habib Merit Scholarships
  • Active participation in meta-curricular activities beyond the classroom
  • Being on good academic standing and follow the University’s policies and procedures
  • Good conduct standing

How will the University support me if I am struggling to maintain the GPA required to continue with the scholarship?

We trust the capabilities of all our students and facilitate them in their academic endeavours through a variety of ways. Habib University’s writing Centre and EHSAS Centre provide remedial support to students in overcoming their academic problems. Faculty Advisors provide one-on-one guidance to students in different areas

In case students are not able to maintain the required CGPA, their scholarship swill not be withdrawn immediately. They will be provided a probationary semester to improve their performance and achieve the required CGPA.

Will my scholarship be reviewed each semester?

Scholarships awarded at the time of admission are not reviewed every year. These are renewed each year against your performance. In light of your performance, it may change accordingly. If you will maintain the required CGPA, it will automatically be renewed after every semester.

If I have been awarded with some scholarship at the time of my admission, will I be able to apply for other University-based scholarships during my four-years of study at Habib University?

You can apply for other scholarships too, depending upon the criteria specified for those scholarships.

Financial Aid

What is Financial Aid?

Financial Aid Program supports the students enrolled at Habib University to meet tuition and other fee requirements of the University. Under its Financial Aid Program, the University offers Grants and facilitates the students and their parents in acquiring Student Loan from different institutions including banks.

Who can apply for Habib University’s Financial Aid?

All students who apply for admission to Habib University are eligible to apply for Financial Aid if they can demonstrate genuine financial need to fulfil their university tuition expenses.

When should I apply for Financial Aid?

You should submit your Financial Aid application as soon as possible after submitting your admissions application.

How can I apply for Financial Aid?

Applying for Financial Aid is a simple, easy process. Follow the steps mentioned in the diagram below

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If I have not applied for Financial Aid at the time of admission, can I apply for it during the course of my study at Habib University?

You can apply for Financial Aid during your study at Habib University if your financial circumstances change. Your application will be reviewed as per Habib University’s policy and decisions will be taken accordingly

Do I also need to fill in a Scholarship form if I am applying for Financial Aid?

It is not essential. You can only apply for financial aid also.

What documents do I need to submit?

You need to submit several documents along with your application for a fair assessment of your application. You can seem the detailed list of required documents at the front page of financial aid application.

Do I need to get my documents attested; and if so, by whom?

Students must get their documents attested by a public notary or by the institution that issued the original document(s).

What if my parents are unwilling to disclose information on the Financial Aid form?

For a fair assessment of your application, it is essential that you provide complete information in your application. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All financial information and documents submitted to the Student Finance Office will be treated as confidential.

What can I expect during the verification stage of my application?

While evaluating student applications, the Student Finance Office may conduct verification from a recognized source or third party to ensure that the information submitted is genuine. They may also request additional documents or explanation of information from the student.

Failure to provide information, giving incomplete or incorrect information, or concealment of information will result in the withdrawal or denial of Financial Aid. The University also reserves the right to take strict disciplinary action against such applicants or students.

How is the need and the amount of Financial Aid provided determined? Is there any income cut-off to be eligible for Financial Aid?

There is no specific income cut-off point for eligibility for Financial Aid. Financial need and assistance packages are determined after a thorough, independent review of each case. Our goal is to treat students fairly while still maintaining flexibility and recognizing special circumstances.

There are various factors that the Office of Student Finance considers while evaluating applications, including living expenses based on the household size, taxes paid by your family, medical expenses, educational expenses of siblings, family’s assets, and/or any special circumstances of the family. These factors help us estimate your family’s contribution to your education. If the estimated contribution is less than the cost of attending Habib University, you will be offered Financial Aid.

When and how will I know if I have been awarded a Financial Aid package?

Habib University will invite you and your parents for a meeting after admission decisions are released. Your financial aid package will be shared with you in the meeting.

Are Financial Aid decisions negotiable?

Generally, these decisions are not negotiable. If there are any special circumstances, you can discuss it with the Manager Student Finance.

Will the Financial Aid awarded at the time of admissions be continued for the complete four-year undergraduate program?

Financial Aid awarded at the time of admission will continue for the four-year period if the following conditions are met:

  • Enrolment as a full-time student, unless the University has approved part-time enrolment
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.33
  • Being on a good conduct standing and following University’s code of conduct
  • The financial situation of the family as assessed at the time of admissions remaining the same

How will the University support me if I struggle in maintaining the GPA required to continue the Financial Aid program?

We trust the capabilities of all our students and facilitate them in their academic endeavours through a variety of ways. Habib University’s writing Centre and EHSAS Centre provide remedial support to students in overcoming their academic problems. Faculty Advisors provide one-on-one guidance to students in different areas

In case students are not able to maintain the required CGPA, their scholarship swill not be withdrawn immediately. They will be provided a probationary semester to improve their performance and achieve the required CGPA.

Will my Financial Aid be reviewed every year?

Yes, your Financial Aid will be reviewed every year. You will be expected to submit an undertaking every year about your financial situation. If your financial situation remains as it was declared at the time of admissions, Financial Aid will continue without any change. If your circumstances change either positively or negatively, your Financial Aid will be reviewed accordingly.

Will my financial needs be fulfilled if I do not qualify for any scholarship?

If you do not qualify for any scholarship, your demonstrated financial needs will be fulfilled through Deferred Fee Plan, Work-study opportunities and Grants.