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Scholarship and Financial Assistance

Scholarship and Financial Assistance

Merit based scholarships are awarded at the time of admission while the need based financial assistance can be requested during the course of study only in exceptional circumstances. Some awards, however, are based on the academic performance during a semester but double awards are not given. The detail about all types of awards is given here under for the information of the students.

Merit Scholarships:

Developing the human resource to contribute positively towards society is what USA aims at. Merit-based awards are granted to those bright students who are best able to achieve that aim. These awards are made according to the admissions merit list.

Continuation of Merit scholarships in subsequent semesters is subject to maintenance of CGPA not less than 3.00 for Bachelors programs, 3.25 for Masters Programs and 3.25 for MS/MPhil/PhD programs.

Scholarships for Bachelors Studies on the basis of FA/FSC/etc. (BISE Examinations)

Sr. No. Percentage Marks in Intermediate Scholarship
1 Position Holders 100%
2 90% and above 75%
3 85% to 89.99% 50%
4 80% to 84.99% 40%
5 75% to 79.99% 30%
6 70% to 74.99% 20%
7 65% to 69.99% 15%
8 60% to 64.99% 10%

Merit Scholarships for BS Studies on the basis of American High School Diploma

Sr. No. High School CGPA Scholarship
1 3.75 to 4.00 50%
2 3.50 to 3.74 30%

Merit scholarship on the basis of ‘A’ Level Examination

Sr. No. Grades Scholarship
1 3 A’s 70%
2 2 A’s 50%
3 2 B’s 30%

Merit Scholarships for BS Studies on the basis of Diploma

Sr. No. Percentage Marks in Diploma Scholarship
1 85% and above 70%
2 80% to 84.99% 50%
3 75% to 79.99% 30%

Merit Scholarship for Masters Program on the basis of BA/BSc (2 Years) degree

Sr. No. Percentage Marks in 14 Years Education Scholarship
1 85% and above 60%
2 75% to 84.99% 40%
3 65% to 74.99% 20%

Alumni Policy

This reflects the significance that USA attaches to its alumni/ae, while upholding and promoting the core value of the University.

There will be no admission fee for the alumni but an amount of Rs 10,000 registration fee (non-refundable) will be charged from Alumni along with Rs 5000 as library fee (non-refundable) spread out to the duration of the program in equal installments with the semesters fee, hence, it shall not be charged as onetime payment.

Policy for Alumni for Master/MS/MPhilAlumni Policy

The minimum CGPA requirement for the continuation of scholarship is 3.00 for Masters & 3.25 for MS/MPhil programs.

Sr. No. Academic CGPA Financial Assistance on Tuition Fee
1 4:00 100%
2 3.91 to 3.99 80%
3 3.75 to 3.90 75%
4 3.50 to 3.74 60%
5 3.00 to 3.49 40%
6 2.50 to 2.99 25%

Policy for Alumni for PhD

For the PhD program, minimum CGPA requirement for the continuation of scholarship is 3.25.

Sr. No. Academic CGPA Financial Assistance on Tuition Fee
1 3.75 and above including medalists 70%
2 3.50 to 3.74 50%
3 3.25 to 3.49 35%

Kinship Policy

The Kin of Alumni/ae and existing students (brother, sister, husband, wife, father, mother, son and daughter) are allowed tuition fee waiver as given below:

Sr. No. Academic CGPA Financial Assistance on Tuition Fee
1 First Kin 10%
2 Second Kin 15%
3 Third Kin 20%

Merit Award Policy for MS/MPhil Students on Publication(s) Basis

MS/M.Phil student awards should be based on research publications instead of GPA. The criterion is as follows, provided that there is no ‘F’ grade and overall GPA is 3.0 and above:

  1. If a student publishes a research paper in impact factor Journal then twenty percent fee waiver will be admissible and for second publication in impact factor Journal, another twenty percent fee waiver will be granted.
  2. If a student publishes a research paper in HEC recognized Journals then fifteen percent fee waiver will be admissible.
  3. If a student brings funding for research and does funded research thesis then twenty percent fee waiver will be admissible.

MS/M.Phil student, who publish(s) research paper in above referred Research Journals, which is duly verified by the Research Committee, will apply to the Registrar’s Office for grant of tuition fee waiver.

Discount Policy for Children of Shuhada

50% waiver in tuition fee

Discount for Children of Government Teachers (up to scale 16)

10% waiver in tuition fee

Discount for Children of University Employees

20% waiver in tuition fee

Corporate Group Discount

30% waiver in tuition fee of each student for organizations nominating minimum three candidates.

Outstanding Sportsmen and Extracurricular Scholarship

100% waiver in tuition fee for outstanding sportsman having national color or extracurricular activities with 65% marks or equivalent in intermediate or graduation. During the course of study, the student admitted on sport basis will be exempted from the condition of maintenance of minimum CGPA; however the student will have to achieve the degree completion requirements.

Vice Chancellor’s Merit Award

The Vice Chancellor’s Merit Award is given to the students earning Semester GPA of 4.00/4.00 who fulfill the following conditions:

  1. The student is required to take minimum 15 credit hours for bachelor and 12 credit hours for master course load excluding the pre and non-GPA courses, internship and final project courses.
  2. There should not be any ‘F’ or ‘W’ or grade or course repeat.
  3. The student should not have been penalized as a result of disciplinary and/or unfair means.
  4. The student qualifying for Vice Chancellor’s Merit award will get tuition fee discount of six credit hours along with merit certificate. This award is not given to MS/MPhil or PhD programs.

Dean's Merit Award Dean's Merit Award

The Dean’s Merit award is given to students fulfilling the following conditions:

  1. The student is required to take minimum 15 credit hours course load for bachelor and 12 credit hours for master programs excluding the pre and non-GPA courses, internship and final project.
  2. For bachelors and master degree (equivalent to 16-years of education), criteria is semester GPA of 3.85 or above.
  3. There should not be any “F”, or “W” grade or course repeat
  4. The student should not have been penalized as a result of disciplinary and/or unfair means.
  5. The student qualifying for Dean's Merit Award will get tuition fee discount of three credit hours along with merit certificate. Only top ten students in program/batch who meet the above criteria will be given Dean's Merit Award. Students in their last semester will only receive certificates. This award is not given to MS/MPhil or PhD programs.

Need Based Scholarships

The student desirous of need-based financial assistance will apply on the Financial Assistance Form and will submit it to Office of the Registrar/Additional Registrar along with the following documents:

  1. Evidence of father’s/guardian’s income like authenticated salary certificate
  2. Evidence of property, if any, owned by father/guardian
  3. Evidence of agriculture property and income arising from this property
  4. Copy of all documents related to previous academic record
  5. Result card of previous semesters
  6. Copies of latest utility bills (i.e. electricity, Sui gas, Telephone, Water & Sewerage )
  7. Copy of bank statement of father/guardian
  8. Copy of rent agreement in case of income coming from rent out house or living on rent
  9. Copies of fee receipts of brothers and sisters in case they are students
  10. Any other document which the Financial Assistance and Loan Committee (FAC) deems necessary

Financial Assistance Committee considers all applications for need-based assistance in the light of evidence submitted in its regular bi-annual meetings. The Financial Assistance Officer informs applicants about the outcome of their applications through emails. He/she also prepares a list of applicants who have been granted assistance and dispatches the prepared list to the Office of the Treasurer for keeping the list in their records.

Rules Governing Financial Awards and Scholarships

  1. Continuation of all financial aids and scholarships, other than extracurricular activities based scholarships, in subsequent semesters is subject to maintenance of CGPA not less than 3.0 for Bachelors programs and Masters Programs, and 3.25 for MS/MPhil/PhD programs.
  2. All kinds of financial aid and scholarships shall be permanently withdrawn on tuition fee default of two consecutive semesters.
  3. It is mandatory for every scholarship or need based financial assistance holder to finish their enrolled program in the prescribed duration of the program. No extension of award will be provided beyond the standard duration of the course/degree.
  4. If student getting scholarship or financial assistance discontinues his/her studies for two consecutive semesters and would like to resume his/her studies later shall be treated as a new applicant for admission and all fee, awards, rights and privileges shall be allowed accordingly.
  5. If student getting scholarship or financial assistance leaves the program/University before completion of his/her degree, total fee will be charged, without any discount/waiver, at the time of clearance before issuance of transcript and NOC.
  6. In case of any disciplinary breach, involvement in activities political, unethical, and/or against the interest(s) of the University or its authorities shall be liable to disciplinary action and shall result in withdrawal of all financial awards, discounts, privileges’, whatsoever.
  7. For merit scholarship: If the student gets 3 ‘F’ grades in Bachelors, 2 ‘F’ in Masters and 1 ‘F’ in PhD program, his/her financial assistance will be reverted irrevocably.
  8. If student getting scholarship or financial assistance repeats a course, the student shall be charged with the full fee for the repeat of course.

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