The University Authority established the Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) on October 28th, 2007 in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad to provide financial help to the needy and deserving students of the University and to award scholarships under various programs.
The Students’ Financial Aid Office is primarily responsible for providing all information, services, and assembling financial resources that are available to and/or needed by students who are attending GC University in order to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree.
The Students’ Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is an integral part of and partner in carrying out and actualizing GC University’s overall purpose and strategic planning. The fundamental purpose of the financial aid program is to make education possible for students who might otherwise be deprived of this higher education opportunity due to inadequate funds and /or previous limited educational opportunities.
- Establish essential manual and automated processes to support awarding financial aid in a timely manner.
- Award financial assistance to qualified students, according to institutional and Govt requirements and with a focus on individual student needs.
- Establish regular communication flow between the SFAO and the students/parents.
- Provide individual student/parent assistance in completing necessary applications and managing personal resources as they are needed to augment financial assistance in covering educational expenses.
The Student Advancement Endowment Fund (SAFE)
PEP Foundation made an initial donation to the University to support the principal of SAFE. SAFE account will be utilized only for the sole purpose of awarding scholarships to needy students and for capacity building projects/programs for the direct benefit of students. The funds will be treated as endowment principal money and will not be used for any other purposes under any circumstances.
Scholarships available in GCUF
- Kayla Gift Fund Trust
- Punjab Zakat Department (MORA)
- District Council Internal Merit Scholarships
- Pakistan, Bait-ul-Maal
- Professional Education Foundation (PEF)
- Faisalabad Development Trust
- Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF)
Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) is an initiative of the Government of the Punjab under the leadership and patronage of Mr. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab. It is established with the objective of providing scholarships/monetary assistance to talented and needy students to fresh Graduate and Master level students.
- Japanese Needs Based Scholarship & HEC Needs Based Scholarship
Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, is also providing Need Based Scholarships like Japanese Need Based and HEC Need Based Merit Scholarship for needy students to the students of Basic Sciences and Social Sciences at graduate level.
- Student Loan Scheme.
Students of this University also apply to National Bank of Pakistan to get interest free loan in order to support their education. Students are facilitated in processing their applications to NBP, University Branch. Loan Scholarship Scheme is also underway for financially weak students.
Deserving/Needy students are given Financial Assistance/Scholarship (full/half tuition fee) by the Dean/Chairperson concerned Department. An application on prescribed form for the financial assistance is to be submitted to the concerned department every semester supported by required documents according to the checklist and income certificate showing that the applicant can not afford to pay full tuition fee. After recommendations by the Dean/head of department, Financial Assistance cases are forwarded to the Students’ Financial Aid Office for approval by the Competent Authority. The concession is subject to good conduct, regular attendance (75%) and satisfactory performance in studies (205 GPA) and can be withdraw if the receipt fails to fulfill these requirements.
Students received any Financial Assistance/Scholarship cant’ apply for another scholarship You may call the Students’ Financial Aid Office and please feel free to contact us if you have any query.