Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.78
Liaison Imad Alsyouf
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Sharjah
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.59 / 4.00
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
70

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
80

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
30

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
90

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

1. Financial aid program

University of Sharjah is dedicated to empowering students and inspiring them to pursue their educational objectives. The Student Support Fund (SSF) has been set up to focus on supporting students whose financial circumstances may prevent them from continuing their university education with ease
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Admissions/fees-scholar/Pages/aid.aspx

2. Student discount based on educational performance (GPA)
The University of Sharjah ("the University") offers its students a maximum discount of 50% of the tuition fee per semester.
The University reserves the right to withdraw or change the discount rate for any or all semesters
Which will enable the excellent low-income students to graduate without loans
In addition; The University provides a 50% discount on semester tuition fees (for the first semester only – the semester that the student joins the University) to students who obtain an average of 90% or more in their High School results. (Accepted Grade is reviewed by Admission Department).
https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Admissions/fees-scholar/Pages/gfd.aspx


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
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Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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