What are the different financial aid decisions?

Once you submit your financial aid application and are confirmed to be either admitted or conditionally admitted into ALU, your application will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. We ensure that all applications go through a rigorous review process that ensures that all students get a fair chance of consideration.

For grant applications, you will receive your financial aid decision according to the round to which your application was submitted. Scholarship applications will receive their decisions at the two decision points.

Depending on the financial aid offering you applied for, the following are the decisions to expect regarding your financial aid application.

Offered

If an application is approved, the student is informed that they have been offered either a scholarship or a grant equal to a certain amount.

Grant recipients will be required to accept the offer and pay a place reservation fee in order to secure the grant offering.
Scholarship recipients will be required to sign the scholarship contract offered to them before the specified deadline.

Waitlisted

This means that your application shows potential but because we have reached the maximum number of aid offerings to be awarded, we have put you on the waitlist. Scholarship applicants will be asked to register their interest in being on the waitlist to be considered should new slots come up. Grant applicants may have the opportunity to make an appeal if they think that the decision should be re- considered.

Declined

For grant applicants, this means that based on the information you provided us, your application does not qualify for financial aid. You may have the opportunity to make an appeal if you think that the decision should be re-considered. For scholarship applicants, this means your scholarship application was unsuccessful. Our scholarship applications are competitive and unfortunately, we only have limited slots at any given time.

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