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SCHOLARSHIP & TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

BAU wants every student to succeed. Therefore, the university offers a variety of scholarships and tuition assistance to qualified students. A specified number of scholarships are available every year. These programs are for tuition only and do not apply to student fees or living expenses.

Merit-based Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is awarded based on the cumulative application: Exam scores, GPA, letters of recommendation, essay, extracurricular activities, etc. Click HERE for more information!

Tuition Assistance for DMV Applicants

This scholarship is earned by submitting an additional scholarship essay with your application, which is then reviewed/verified by Scholarship Committee.

Click HERE to see if you qualify!

New Generation Tuition Assistance

This scholarship is for all students starting in Summer 2024, which is then reviewed/verified by Admissions Team and Scholarship Committee.

Institutional Agreements

BAU makes agreements with governments, embassies, government offices, NGOs, and private companies and other educational institutions (Bahcesehir and Ugur Educational Institutions, Mentora College, etc) . During the student’s application process, they can consult with the admissions officer to see if there is an institutional agreement signed with their institution.

  1. BAU Global provides a scholarship to high school students for admission. There is also a scholarship available for university and Mentora transfer students and a scholarship for dependents (immediate family) of alumni, students, and employees.
  2. Embassy Agreements include a scholarship for the embassy community on a case-by-case basis and embassy employees (G4 Visa Holders & Their Dependents).
  3. Partnership Programs with international institutions will select eight students and offer scholarships. Other students receive a scholarship for undergraduate programs and a scholarship for graduate programs. Additionally, exchange students are offered a scholarship with the requirement to pay mandatory semester fees. Meanwhile, those involved in language schools are also offered a scholarship. Dual enrollment with OSSE is managed with OSSE offering tuition assistance to students.
  4. Educational Partners (Non-Academic), such as agencies, are offered a scholarship, whereas local organizations are offered a scholarship for BAU, or a scholarship for Mentora.

Our alumni get a tuition assistance if they pursue a second degree with BAU.

Click HERE to see if you qualify!

James Wormley Full-Tuition Scholarship

This scholarship, named after Washington DC’s prominent 19th century African American entrepreneur and educator, will be awarded to 5 high-achieving students from DC’s Public and Public Charter schools to attend Bay Atlantic University.

Tuition Assistance Re-evaluation

Undergraduate students who complete 15 credits and graduate students who complete 9 credits at BAU after their initial scholarship or tuition assistance was granted can request a re-evaluation.

CIRCUMSTANCES FOR RE-EVALUATION

  1. Loss of Income (Self of Sponsor)
  • Loss or change of employment
  • Note: A change in student’s aid eligibility will likely not occur if:
    •    The person who lost employment has currently been rehired and is earning a similar or higher salary than two years prior
    •    The loss or change to income was not significant
  • Divorce/Separation of parents/spouse
  • Change of marital status for dependent students
  • Death of parent(s) or spouse
  • Excessive out of pocket medical and/or dental expenses that exceed 11% of household’s Adjusted Gross Income
  • One-time taxable income (IRA disbursement, pension distribution, etc)
  1. Additional Expense (Self or Sponsor)
  • Receipts must be dated within the time of enrollment in the current academic year. This will not be reviewed if the expenses occurred before the first day of the semester in which you are enrolled.
  • Additional/Unforeseen Extended Family Support
  • Additional/Unforeseen Private School Tuition Expenses
  • Unusual Debts – Recreational or discretionary credit card will not be considered
  • Excessive out of pocket medical and/or dental expenses that exceed 11% of household’s Adjusted Gross Income

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR RE-EVALUATION

  •  Complete the Student Reference Form, and have your professor or academic advisor fill it out and submit to the scholarship committee
    Please download the reference form here: Student Reference Form for Re-Evaluation
  •  Fill out the application for tuition assistance re-evaluation
    Please download the application form here: BAU Re-evaluation Form.
  • Bank Statement (last 6 months)
  • University Payment Records (from BAU Financial Department)
  • Additional documents to verify the circumstance(s) for re-evaluation above
  • Extracurricular Activities:
    Evidence of participation/completion and time commitment to extracurricular activities.
  • Community Services:
    Demonstrate your impact on your school, work, religious, local or other community. This could include volunteer history, ongoing or multiple instances of serving in their community, or ongoing advocacy/awareness efforts.
  • Submit your completed application to  by the following deadlines:

SEMESTER DEADLINE
Fall July 1
Spring October 1
Summer April 1

  • Only submit your completed application once you have collected all required documents. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • If plagiarism (above 10%), AI writing assistance, or any willful dishonesty is found in the application, it will automatically be rejected. Each student can only apply for the tuition assistance re-evaluation ONCE during their program.

Requirements in Maintaining Scholarship

Students who earn a scholarship of any category should meet the following criteria to maintain the scholarship:

1) Continuously enroll in courses to meet graduation requirements (unless taking an approved Leave of Absence), and
2) Maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 at Undergraduate and 3.0 at Graduate level for any semester, and
3) Avoid any disciplinary action for any reason. In addition to these, if the scholarship or tuition assistance is awarded to the student for any reason other than the standardized exam scores and the student withdraws from the enrolled program in order to transfer to another higher education institution, the student is required to pay the tuition amount back to BAU for all course credits completed since the scholarship or tuition assistance was awarded.

Disclaimer and policy:

All prospective and current students may apply for a BAU Institutional Scholarship or tuition assistance, regardless of their nationality, enrollment status (part or full time), or academic history. In awarding scholarships, we do take financial need into consideration, but our scholarship system is based primarily on merit (demonstrated academic achievement or other personal accomplishments). Scholarships are determined by the Scholarship Committee, which meets weekly (biweekly during holiday seasons) to review applications and award scholarships for the following academic semester. Application results are emailed to all applicants.

*For more information about scholarship and tuition assistance opportunities, or to request application materials, please contact our Admissions team at [email protected]

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