Financial Aid programs at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) stems from the belief that student financial aid services should facilitate and foster the successful academic participation of financially needy students.
FCCU values diversity and aims to make quality education accessible for those who wish to attend University without being hindered by financial circumstances. FCCU is dedicated to making education affordable for students and their families through a generous program of scholarships, financial aid, grants, and awards. The online financial aid application system is used to initiate its rigorous evaluation process to determine the unmet financial need of the family to enable them to get quality education at FCCU. With the constant increase in the number of applications, we are solely able to consider the most deserving students in their partial unmet financial need due to the availability of limited funds. Under the academic year 2018-19, FCCU provided scholarships of PKR 172 Million to 1,495 students.
Notice for 2020-2021 Financial Aid Application
Freshman Candidates: (Provisional Admissions)
Interested candidates seeking admission can apply for financial aid application 2020-2021 after getting themselves enrolled in any of the Baccalaureate programs at FCCU. If any candidate intends to know the provisional financial aid assessment, he/she may apply for the process after clearance of the FCCU admission test and admission offer by FCCU. To apply for provisional financial aid assessment, click here.
Financial Aid Beneficiaries 2019-2020:
Students who have received financial aid under the academic year 2019-2020 (Fall 2019/ Spring 2020) are exempted from supplying financial aid application form along with documents due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Such students will automatically get financial aid award in student billing account for the academic year 2020-2021 after registration of Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 as full-time regular students subject to other terms and conditions applied by FCCU. Notification of awards will be issued through email and award letters will be available under student online portals.
Non-Financial Aid Beneficiaries 2019-2020:
Students who have not applied or received financial aid in the previous years can submit financial aid application 2020-2021 if there is any significant change in the financial circumstances of the family. The submission of financial aid application along with required supporting documents are mandatory for this category of students. The link to download a copy of the financial aid application form and list of documents is given below;
Financial Aid Department
Room # 15, Ahmed Saeed Admin Block,
Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)
Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Phone: 04299231581-88 Ext 331
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Dear Prospective Students and Parents,
With over 150 years’ history of quality education, Forman Christian College has produced graduates who have leadership positions in government, business, education, various professions, religion and arts. In the last twelve years there have been monumental changes to the University. Since denationalization in 2003 and gaining its own University Charter in 2004, Forman Christian College has come to be known for a quality liberal arts education that offers an American-style 4-year Baccalaureate degree program designed to meet world-class standards. As a private not-for-profit university, our focus is on providing the best possible education for our students.
Our high-quality faculty takes personal interest in each student and each student has a member of the faculty to serve as his or her academic advisor. Teaching standards are ensured with an up-to-date curriculum and by bringing in the latest developments in each field.
Located on a beautiful and safe campus with many academic buildings, sports grounds and a swimming pool, we have a rich tradition of providing co-curricular activities through various student societies and sports.
At FCCU we are a community of concerned persons who try to live by the core values of the university: integrity, commitment to excellence, discipline, justice, respect and service to community. We are dedicated to living out the college motto, “By love serve one another”.
It is our mission to make this educational experience available to all who academically qualify, regardless of their financial position. Thus we have instituted a significant financial aid program, which is both merit and needs based. The criteria for those who qualify and the guidelines for applying are provided by our Financial Aid Office. The cost of education is high but Forman Christian College is doing all it can to make it possible for students without means have access to this high quality education.
Welcome to Forman Christian College!
Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid!
Our mission is to provide financial aid services to help deserving and meritorious students to realize the dream of graduating from the Forman Christian College (A Chartered University).
As famous quote by Malcolm X goes like this “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
Preparing to attend college is an exciting time in your life, and we are pleased that you consider FCCU by this valuable investment to make your life; have enriched learning experience.
Forman Christian College aims to transform lives and prepare responsible citizenship for the nation. There are many reasons to choose one college over another and we would like to think that cost is the least significant. However, we know that cost, and therefore financial aid, are sometimes crucial to the decision-making process. The staff members of the Office of Student Financial Aid want to assist you and your family in any best possible ways to achieve your educational goals.
Good luck, and again, congratulations on committing to the most important financial decision you might make in life.
Baccalaureate Merit Scholarships
Baccalaureate Merit Scholarships are offered to high achievers based on the previous academic performances and FCC admission test (T-Score). The T-Score is an aggregate of past academic performance and the Forman Entry Admission Test (FEAT Accuplacer). The merit scholarship award covers a fee waiver of 70% of the tuition fee against the respective program in which the applicant has applied for admission. Merit scholarships are awarded to applicants on first-come-first-served basis who secure a minimum bench-marked T-Score as determined by the Admissions Committee.
Application Collection and Submission:
Students who qualify are issued a scholarship offer letter by admission office and are required to collect and submit merit scholarship form at Room#15, Ahmed Saeed Administration Building for further proceedings.
Merit Scholarship Continuation Criteria:
- Student must maintain a CGPA (cumulative grade point average) of at least 3.00 and be a regular full time university student taking a minimum of 15 credits per semester
- Student must not be involved in any misconduct or indisciplinary action during their stay in the university
- Merit scholarships are be awarded for the period of 4 years (8 regular semesters) and this award does not include optional summer and winter semesters.
Note: Scholarships are awarded upon issuance of roll number from the Admission Office If a student changes his/her program after selection, the scholarship rate would be applied of the lower charged program. If candidates on the merit list do not show up for admission and seek a roll number by the deadline, the scholarship will be forfeited and offered to the next candidate(s) in line for that program. No appeals will be entertained by the university authorities in this regard.
Need and Merit Based Financial Aid
A Need and Merit Based Scholarship is awarded on the basis of student’s merit and financial need both. A large portion of admitted students apply for this category of scholarship each year. The office of Financial Aid evaluates each application and awards aid according to the financial need and merit of the applicant.
How to Apply:
Step 1: Deposit Rs. 500 Financial Aid Form Processing Fee at FCC HBL Branch
Step 2: Drop the Financial Aid Fee Receipt at room no 15 window, Ahmed Saeed Administration Building
Step 3: Online access (username and password) of the financial aid form will be emailed on your email ID
Step 4: Fill out the form, submit it online, upload picture and print the form
Step 5: Submit the form along with all required documents at Financial Aid Room No 15 window, Ahmed Saeed Administration Building
The Financial Aid Form Link: Financial Aid Form
List of required documents can be viewed at the following links:
In order to be fair to all those who apply for financial aid, FCCU encourages completing appropriate required documentation and undertaking from all applicants for the financial aid process. This is to make sure that the financial aid application is complete and accurate in all aspects as described on the form.
Financial Aid Form Rechecking
Financial Aid Applications are either accepted or rejected after the evaluation of financial aid form by the financial aid department. If anyone wants to get the form rechecked by financial aid department then the prescribed processing fee of rechecking will be charged. Following will be procedure for rechecking of financial aid application:
- The Prescribed Processing Fee (Rs 500/-) must be deposited in FCC Nominated Bank
- The submission of Processing Fee Receipt (Office Copy) and written request for rechecking along with any other additional information or documents must be submitted at Financial Aid Window, Room#15, Ahmed Saeed Administration Building.
- The recheck process commences after receipt of paid fee challan and supporting documents along with application clarifying one/more objection/s stated against the denied application.
- Subsequently the financial aid application is reassessed to see if anything has been overlooked and needs to be rectify/considered upon submission of additional/ supporting evidences. Hence, the decision of the rechecking process is communicated through email.
Renewal of Financial Aid:
All financial aid awards are provided for one academic year and needs to be renewed annually. Existing students who qualify for financial aid once are required to maintain prescribed eligibility criteria for continuation of financial aid in the following years. These students need to submit financial aid application form every year in order to be considered for need and merit based financial aid after meeting its eligibility requirements. The financial aid is granted to Baccalaureate students for a maximum period of 4 years (8 regular semesters). FCCU requires financial aid beneficiaries to complete their course requirements to graduate in time.
Financial Aid Warning/Disqualification
The Financial Aid Office evaluates each financial aid recipient’s academic progress at the end of every academic year for awarding financial aid in the following year. Students who are not meeting minimum academic eligibility criteria is considered ineligible for the financial aid award. Students placed on financial aid warning or disqualification are notified. Any exceptions in this regard are referred to the financial appeal committee.
All financial aid applicants are required to understand and acknowledge that if any of the information provided in financial aid form is found false or inaccurate or if it is found that there is any intentional concealment of facts then the student would become ineligible for financial aid during entire tenure at FCC and also a penalty of Rs.10,000/- would be imposed against tuition fee. Furthermore, financial aid given previously (if any) would also be reversed.
Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) reserves the right to use information given in the financial aid form for verification and other purposes as and when required.
Financial Award Adjustment:
Student receiving any type of financial aid is required to register as full time student in regular semester. Financial Aid adjustment is made when the status of a student’s semester enrollment changes from full time to part time (<12 Credit Hours). The full amount of financial aid award is adjusted for part-timers. All amounts related to financial aid are adjusted if found in surplus or any other reason not fulfilling the requirements of financial aid.
Refundable Security Surrender:
Financial aid applicant is obligated to sign an affidavit to surrender refundable general and library security deposits against financial aid general scholarship pool after the completion of degree requirements/student inactive status. The recipient of financial aid award during any of the academic year will not be eligible to claim his refundable above mentioned securities as these funds will be adjusted towards financial aid general scholarship pools to help other deserving students.
Note: Student Financial aid office reserves the right to make changes/ adjust/ revoke any provided award at any stage of the semester if discovers any information provided in the form was misleading/ incorrect or untrue.
Student Employment is intended to facilitate students by providing employment resources and professional development opportunities through On-Campus Work Study-Program (WSP) at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University).
Through this program, the undergraduate students who are unable to pay for their fees, hostel expenses and other university related costs can apply for on-campus job to meet their educational needs. The eligibility determined by financial aid office is mandatory to apply for this program. The interested candidates can apply online for this magnificent part-time job opportunity during any time of the year.
The eligible candidates meeting the requirements of the requesting department are short listed for the interviews by the department for further processing.
Working Hours and Remuneration
- A student under WSP can only work a maximum of 14 hours a week i.e., 56 hours per month. A WSP student is given a stipend of Rs.150/Hour (Subject to change every year depending on availability of funds.
- WSP students are supposed to conduct their duties in accordance with their job description, under the supervision of department head. A monthly report of the student’s performance and number of hours worked is submitted online on regular monthly basis by the department head/ supervisor.
Student Selection Process
- The Departments sends a request to FAID office for hiring a Student Assistant along with their job description.
- A List of shortlisted eligible students is provided to that particular department for interview.
- Department conducts interviews of the shortlisted candidates and provides the information of the selected candidate to FAID office.
- Keeping into consideration the budgetary parameters, the selected student is issued an award letter of WSP appointment.
- After acceptance of the position by the student, a copy of the accepted appointment letter is submitted in FAID office and another one is directed to the concerned department head by the student for documentation purpose.
After the issuance of WSP appointment letter, an advance stipend payment (subject to joining date) for the period of 6 months (bi-annual) is processed in the fee account of the student. The monthly time sheet of each WSP student is submitted online by the supervisor using WSP supervisor account by 15th of every month for the preceding month.
After the submission of all bi-annual online monthly time sheets for the specified time period, advance payment adjustments are made as per the total number of hours received from the department of that particular time period. Each student is required to coordinate with the concerned department for timely submission of monthly working hours for smooth processing of stipend payments. WSP students are required to halt their services and inform FAID office if fee has been cleared. After clearance of student fee, the work is considered voluntary if continued.
Job Discontinuation/ Transfer
The Administration and supervising department encourage student worker to remain in the positions the entire academic year, and when this is not possible, it is preferred that students change jobs between the semesters. However, academic work is the student’s primary responsibility. In case of conflict arising between classes and work schedules, or the job does not allow sufficient time for studies, the student can discontinue his or her position, or transfer to a different department. Student dissatisfied with the position should attempt to work out the difficulties with their supervisor. The FAID office provides counseling for anyone experiencing difficulties in such cases. In the event, the student decides to transfer; he must give two-week advance notice to the present supervisor. However, it is acceptable for the supervisor and student worker to agree upon a shorter period of notice. Examples of reasons for volunteer separation/ discontinuation are, but are not limited to:
- The current position is being eliminated
- The student has never shown up for the work
- Job dissatisfaction
- Found a new job on campus
In most cases, volunteer discontinuation is mutually agreed upon by both the supervisor and student, and the student is eligible for rehire in the same semester in which the volunteer discontinuation occurs. Sometimes, a student is a good worker but they are not the right fit in a certain department or a work environment.
Procedure for Volunteer Discontinuation
Supervisor and the student complete a Job Discontinuation/ Termination Form obtain and return the completed form to the FAID. The student will need to make out a new application to FAID before beginning a new position.
Although terminations are infrequent, it is vitally important that all parties follow the University’s policies when a termination occurs. There are various reasons that a student may be terminated from their position. The following are examples of reasons for termination, but are not limited to:
- Poor Performance
- Behavioral Misconduct
- Poor Attendance
- Falsification of time worked reported on timesheet
- Violation of University Policies
- Misuse of confidential or privileged information
- Misappropriation or theft of university property
If the supervisor is not satisfied with appointed student’s performance, the following steps should be taken:
- Verbal Warning: Discuss the problem with the student (make note of the day that the verbal warning was issued)
- Written Statement: If the problem continues, a written statement describing the problem, and consequences if the behavior is not corrected should be signed by both the student and supervisor. (The supervising department may wish to give the student a particular time frame in which to correct the problem.) This statement should be kept by the supervisor in the student’s personnel file.
- Termination: If there is no correction of the behavior, the student’s job can be terminated. The supervising department notifies the student and complete a Job Separation/Termination Form (obtained from the FAID). A copy of this form along with attached documentation is sent to the FAID.
Poor Performance or Attendance
Students who are dismissed from their position for poor performance or attendance will be eligible for rehire at another work-study position at the end of the semester in which the termination occurred.
Students who are dismissed from WSP for malfeasance (falsification of time records; misuse of confidential or privileged information; misuse, misappropriation, or theft of university property; acts of racial discrimination or sexual harassment; or other serious infractions) and who have been found upon the completion of the investigation by the responsible body to be guilty of such malfeasance will have the rest of their WSP eligibility cancelled for the rest of the academic years and they will not be eligible to receive WSP awards at FCC in subsequent years of enrollment. Work Study Program is a privilege not a right.
Merit-based financial awards including Merit Scholarships (75% tuition fee waiver) and Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) are available.
Merit Scholarship is offered to the MPhil, MS and MBA students who are on top of the merit list as determined by the concerned departmental Admission Committee and announced by the Admission Office.
Teaching Assistantships are offered to the MPhil and MS Students who are high scorers on the Merit List. There are limited number of Assistantships available in each department.
The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) in partnership with FCCU offers a certain number of full fee scholarships along with a minimal stipend to talented and deserving enrolled students fulfilling the prescribed criteria. Applications are submitted at Financial Aid Office, Room # 015, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600.
Students who meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria for PEEF are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office.
The Laura Bassi Scholarships are open, the continuing students of master’s and doctoral students can apply for this scholarship. Details can be found at https://editing.press/bassi
Does FCC offer any financial aid/scholarships?
Yes, FCC offers financial aid to all deserving and academically eligible students.
Is there any Scholarship for the Postgraduate Program?
Yes, the following types of scholarships are available for our postgraduate programs.
- University Scholarships:
- Merit Scholarship i.e. 75% tuition fee waiver
- Teacher Assistantships
- External Scholarship
- Punjab Educational Endowment Fund i.e. full fee scholarships plus a stipend
Are there any merit scholarships offered by the government?
Students are encouraged to apply for merit scholarships as announced by the government. These scholarships are advertised at FCC. Currently the following scholarships are advertised:
- Scholarships for students from Bahawalnagar, Balochistan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhang, Kasur, Lahore, Mandi Bahauddin, Rajanpur, Sargodha, and Sialkot
- PEEF (Punjab Educational Endowment Fund)
- Scholarships for teacher’s children
- Scholarships for disabled students
- Scholarships for minority students
Who can apply for financial aid?
Every applicant who is applying for admission in any program at FCCU may apply for Financial Aid. FCCU does not discriminate on the basis of religion, ethnicity, or caste. We encourage students with genuine need to apply.
When can students apply for financial aid?
Provisionally admitted students can apply for financial aid at the time of admission while filling out the online admission application. Candidates, who apply for admission following the announcement of board results, can apply for Financial Aid on starting their classes. Continuing students may apply as the dates are announced by the Financial Aid Office.
What are the criteria of awarding financial assistance?
The Financial Aid Committee assesses the financial need of candidates and determines whether or not the candidate’s family has adequate resources to support the fee at FCCU. The need is determined on the basis of the financial credentials submitted by the student.
Is there any Financial Aid for hostel dues, Mess Charges, books, etc?
The financial aid award accommodates the tuition fee and may be considered for hostel charges as well.
Is it mandatory to submit Financial Aid Form online and in hard copy?
Yes, it is mandatory for all applicants to submit the Financial Aid Form online as well as a print out of the same at window #15, Ahmed Saeed Administration Building.
How many times can a student apply for financial Aid?
- Intermediate students can apply once a year for two consecutive years.
- IEAP students are eligible only for one academic year (this counts towards 2 semesters).
- Baccalaureate students can apply once a year for four consecutive years.
What is meant by physical verification?
The Office of Financial Aid carries the discretion to physically verify the facts provided through credentials by the student applying for financial aid at any point of time during their tenure at FCCU. It may include a visit to the student’s house/ business or inquiry from neighbors.
How are students informed about their Financial Aid status?
Students are informed through official emails, SMS sent on the contacts provided, as well on their web portals.
Does FCC offer scholarships other than financial aid?
Yes, FCC encourages its students to apply for all government and non-government scholarships and loan schemes. We also offer Work Study Program to Baccalaureate Junior and Senior Students in which students work part time in FCC and receive stipends to support their education.
Does everyone who applies for financial Aid receive it?
Need-based financial Aid is given to deserving students who have truthfully completed their Financial Aid Form and have provided all the required documents that prove their genuine need and eligibility for financial aid.
Is there any penalty for providing fake/ incorrect information in the Financial Aid Form?
Yes, students face a fine of Rs 10, 000, permanent rejection and reversal of all previously awarded financial aid in case of providing fake/incorrect information.
Can I apply for the financial aid during the semester/year?
If the financial situation of the student’s family changes drastically due to unforeseen circumstances e.g. natural disasters like flood, death, layoffs from job etc, the student must submit an application with proof of incident at the Financial Aid Information Window to apply for financial aid.
Can a student appeal for rechecking the financial aid decision?
Yes, the Financial Aid Office accepts requests from students who have additional information to declare, which may have been missed during the initial assessment.