Welcome to the Student Finance Office
Welcome to the Student Finance Office

Welcome

This section is dedicated to covering all financial matters and financial Aids concerning students studying at Bethlehem University. We are located at De LaSalle Building second floor D217.  Stop or call us at the info below or e-mail us at studentfinance@bethlehem.edu.

Find out everything you need to know about your finances and processes related to student loans, work-study program, and details of the scholarships Financial Aid you may be eligible to receive.

Our Mission

To provide quality financial services to our students, and help them seek, and obtain the necessary financial resources to meet their educational goals and financial commitments to the university. In pursuing our mission, we attempt to maintain the highest degree of proficiency, confidentiality, honesty, and reliability.

Financial Aid Schemes

Scholarships:

Martyrs Scholarship

The University offers scholarships to the children of martyrs enrolled at the University provided they meet the financial aid academic requirements.  The Ministry of Social Affairs provides documentation supporting a martyr’s status.

Academic Merit Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to students for the semester after having earned a GPA of 3.75 or higher in Students must maintain a full-time status (or enrolled for at least 15 credits).

Students with Disabilities Scholarship

Students with Disabilities are awarded a 50% tuition waiver upon the recommendation of the Committee for Students with Disabilities. Such students must maintain the minimum academic achievement for financial aid.

The Needy Student Fund

With revenues coming from student registration fees, this fund provides some assistance on an annual basis.  The criteria and restrictions of the fund are available at the Finance Office and Dean of Students’ Office.

Employee Relative Waiver

Children and Spouses of Employees of the University receive a tuition waiver provided they meet the minimum academic achievement set for financial aid.  The first such relative receives a 100% waiver, the second 75%, while the third attending school at the same time receives a waiver of 50%.  This is given unless the semester GPA falls below 2.00.

Master Program

Children and Spouses of University employees studying masters at the University: are entitled for one third tuition waiver.

Student Employment on Campus (Work-study)

The University has a very limited number of employment opportunities for full-time students who are willing to work part-time while continuing their full-time studies.  Partial tuition reduction is granted for 3 or 6 hours of work per week throughout the semester.  Student-workers are expected to comply with all directives of their supervisor and to follow all regulations with regard to hours, absences, and so on.

Selection is made on the basis of competency for the job in addition to the general rules mentioned below.  The Student Finance Office in the Finance Office has information on work-study opportunities.  Freshmen may apply during the Spring semester.  Students are notified of work-study grants during the registration period.  Interested students must apply through the Department he/she intends to work at.  Applications are made available on the intranet by the Finance Office.  The Department sets the schedule of working hours according to its needs under one of the two possible arrangements of either 3 or 6 hours of work per week.

Two types of work-study programs are available:

  1. Full time: the student works 90 hours per semester, which is equivalent to 6 working hours a week for a tuition deduction of JD 180.
  2. Part time: the student works 45 hours per semester, which is equivalent to 3 working hours a week for a tuition deduction of JD 90.

Student Loan Fund for Undergraduate

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) initiated a revolving loan scheme a few years ago to assist students in paying for their university education. Students must complete an on-line application that is on the MOEHE website http://www.iqrad.edu.ps/

Selection of loan recipients, as well as the amounts granted, is determined at the MOEHE level.  The Finance Office reviews the list generated and furnished by the Ministry for accuracy and provides information that is asked for by the MOEHE.  Some of the main conditions for the scheme are:

  1. Students must maintain a full time status and have financial need.
  2. Students must have successfully completed one semester.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing and not be on academic probation.
  4. Students may apply for up to 7 semesters for a maximum of 75% of the outstanding tuition in each semester.
  5. In the last semester before graduation, the student has two options:
  6. Decides to pay future installments: in this case the student and a guarantor commit to repay the loan through signing a promissory note at the Dean of Students’ Office.
  7. Decides to pay the full amount before graduation and receives a clearance from the Finance Office after making the payment at the bank to the order of MOEHE.  All of the arrangements are made at the Dean of Students’ Office.
  8. Repayment starts six months after graduation.
  9. Repayment is in the form of monthly payments that is determined by the MOEHE based on the amount of the loans.
  10. If a student leaves the University for whatever reason before graduation, the loans become payable immediately.
  11. Full details of the student loan program, deadlines, and procedures are available in the Dean of Students’ Office.

General Rules in Governing Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships cover tuition charges.  The student remains responsible for fees, books, and other charges.

General Restrictions

  • No financial aid is offered to freshmen in their first semester at the University.
  • No financial aid is offered during Summer Sessions except for donor designated summer school scholarships.
  • Financial aid could be for one semester, one year, or even four years. This depends on the type of the scholarship and the academic achievement of the student.

Financial Assistance Criteria

The most important consideration is the financial need of the student and his/her family.  Need is assessed based on the completed and submitted social survey and a follow up visit to the social survey office with all needed documents.  In most cases, a home visit will be conducted.

Other considerations are the student’s academic ability as demonstrated by the GPA and personal conduct as assessed by cooperation with instructors and respect for others

Students who do not fill out the survey waive their right to any internal or external financial aid.

Student Tuition Fees

The schedule of tuition and fees is published by the Finance Office each year and is subject to change as required.  Tuition and a fee schedule is published on http://buap.bethlehem.edu under the Finance Office section.

Tuition and fees are due in full at the beginning of the semester for first year students.  Other students can pay their tuition and fees by one of the following payment plans:

  1. Payment in full before the first day of classes.
  2. Payment in four equal installments.  Those who chose this alternative will pay an additional amount of 20 JDs as an installment fee.
  3. Payments should be made following deadlines.

Students who have not fully paid their tuition and fees for the previous semester will not be permitted to register for the following semester, and are not entitled to receive their grade report.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Tuition refunds will be made, as noted below, to students who officially withdraw from the University provided that:

  1. The student requests the refund at the time of withdrawal,
  2. The student turns in his/her BU identification card,
  3. The student returns all materials borrowed from the Library.

During Fall and Spring Sessions:

Time of Withdrawal Refund %
1.     Prior to the 1st day of class Full Refund
2.     During 1st or 2nd week of class 75%
3.     During 3rd or 4th week of class 50%
4.     After the 4th week of class No Refund

During Summer Session:

Time of Withdrawal Refund %
1.     Prior to the 1st day of class Full Refund
2.     During 1st or 2nd day of class 75%
3.     During 3rd or 4th day of class 50%
4.     After the 4th day of class No Refund

Withdrawal and refunding is subject to the following limitations:

  1. The refund policy does not apply to students in their first semester of enrollment at the University.  All tuition and fees paid by these students are non – refundable.
  2. Refunding applies to paid tuition only.  Fees are not refunded under any condition.
  3. Refunding will be adjusted if students have not paid the full tuition charge at the time of registration using the refund policy stated above.
  4. Refunding is not allowable to any student for withdrawal from one or more courses after the add/drop period.
  5. Any student want to withdraw from the university should provide supporting documents to demonstrate special circumstances, such as sickness, childbirth, imprisonment.

Add/Drop and Late Registration!

Add/Drop

Students who add or drop courses during the official add/drop period will automatically have their financial records adjusted and must revise the Student Finance Office for any additional payment incurred.  However, those receiving financial aid must inform the Student Finance Office of such changes, so that an appropriate adjustment is made on the student account.

Late Registration

No registration is permitted under any condition after the announced registration period.  Please note that add-drop period is not open for registration.

How to pay the fees

You can make payments to the University via the following methods:

Please note: The University does not accept personal cheques or cash as payment for tuition

Ms. Sandy Bassous

Students Finance Manager

  • Address

    De La Salle Hall, D2015
    Second Floor

  • E-mail

    sbassous@bethlehem.edu

  • Phone

    Contact us 022741241 ext. 2226 / 2291 between the hour of 9:00 a.m. 2:00 PM

Important Dates

Registration Drop/Add for Summer 2022
Example: Wednesday 22 June 2022
Spring 2021 Drop/Add/Withdrawal
Example: Wednesday 22 December 2021

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