Financial Aid

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Northrise University offers Financial Aid (FA) to eligible Zambian students seeking to gain an education but have limited financial resources. Our Financial Aid fund is made available through friends of Northrise, partner churches, and organizations who generously invest in the lives of our students so our students gain a meaningful education and become a positive change to their immediate and wider communities, within Zambia and beyond.

Please note financial aid is a privilege, not a right.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Incoming New Students
Incoming new students may qualify for up 75% financial aid based on eligible G12 points as follows.

75% 6 to 12 Points
50% 13 to 19 Points
25% 20 to 30 Points

Returning Students
Returning Day applicants with a 3.5 to 4.33 GPA may qualify for up to 100% FA, based on NU GPA as follows.

100% 3.5 to 4.33 GPA
75% 3.0 to 3.49 GPA
50% 2.5 to 2.99 GPA
25% 2.0 to 2.49 GPA

FA Application Process

How to Receive Financial Aid
An eligible returning or new student must submit a Financial Aid Application as the first step to receiving FA. Once an application is submitted, the Financial Aid Committee evaluates each application on merit using grades as the initial basis, then work-study performance, good-standing status, and Chapel attendance on a first-come-first-served basis to the extent funds are available.

FA Applications Window

For returning students the FA window opens within October for one month. This is the only Application window available for all returning students including Out-of-Status students who anticipate returning in the subsequent Academic Year.

Incoming new students FA window is within the enrollment period. An application deadline is announced by the Recruitment Office which often coincides with the Application for Admission Deadline.

Who is Eligible for Financial Aid

Only Zambian students who meet specified criteria and fall under the following category are eligible for Financial Aid at Northrise.

  • On-site undergraduate returning and new students (first-year students)
  • Online Theology returning and new students

Incoming New Students Eligibility
Financial Aid is offered on merit terms. First-year students may qualify for as high as 75% or as low as 25% Financial Aid depending on their G12 points in the best 5 subjects including English and Mathematics.

Returning Students Eligibility
Returning students must have a GPA of 2.00 and above, and be in good standing on all other matrixes to be eligible for FA.