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Liaison Jennifer Mitchell
Submission Date April 11, 2013
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Lahore University of Management Sciences
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jennifer Mitchell
Babar Ali Fellow
Vice Chancellor's Office
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

LUMS aspires to make quality education accessible to all students. Since inception, the university has been proud to offer generous financial aid packages to qualifying students in all its degree programmes. Currently, almost 50% of the students at LUMS are on some form of financial assistance.

A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

University dining services offer food to all students, faculty and staff at cost. The student on-campus housing is subsidized and much more affordable than the housing in the University neighborhood.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

None in place

A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

University offers guidance to National Outreach Programme participants on admission process and testing in the welcome week. It also includes a host of other activities to enhance life and knowledge building skills.

A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Undergraduate financial assistance is provided at various levels (20%-100% tuition waivers). This also includes the National Outreach Programme (NOP) which provides full financial support (tuition as well as living) to students coming from the most economically disadvantaged households. Qualifying Masters' students are offered loan opportunities. Most doctoral students are offered financial aid packages that cover tuition as well as a living stipend based on a combination of available tuition waivers, research opportunities, work compensation, etc.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

None in place

A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

In order to fully harness the potential of the human resources of the country, LUMS has been trying to provide a broader access to its programmes across Pakistan. "National Outreach Programme" was launched in 2001, with the objective of providing educational opportunities to bright and talented students from smaller cities, villages and inner city areas of large urban centres, who are unable to meet the programme's regular fee requirement.

A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

http://lums.edu.pk/content/apply-online-20. This web url has links to information related to admissions

A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

http://lums.edu.pk/content/financial-aid-22. This link contains information on Financial Aid policies and programmes

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:

http://lums.edu.pk. This link contains information on all policies and programmes at LUMS that are publicly available.

The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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