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Sunday, Nov 01, 2020

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Islamabad: By following its tradition of providing quality science & technology education to every talented Pakistani youth, FAST National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (NUCES) Islamabad Campus offers an annual Financial Aid package worth PKR 41.94 million for deserving students. 

FAST is a not-for-profit educational organization that charges subsidized fees from all its students. Realizing that even the subsidized fee may not be affordable for some of its students, FAST tries to arrange financial assistance in the form of loans for such deserving students. 

The Financial Aid applies to all three departments of FAST National University Islamabad Campus including Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Management Sciences. As many as 263 students of the university’s Islamabad campus are benefiting from the facility.

The university has approved 100% financial aid for 55 students, 85% for 6 students, 80% for 3 students, and 75% for as many as 63 students. Moreover, a financial aid of 60%, 50%, and 25% has been approved for 5, 94, and 37 students respectively. 

“FAST is the leader of technology education in Pakistan, and we don’t want our education to be accessible to the privileged few,” shares Dr. Waseem Ikram, FAST NUCES Campus Director Islamabad. “Being a nonprofit, our fee structure is kept on the lower side, and through Financial Aid, we make our education even more affordable for those students who truly deserve to be here but can’t afford it”, he added

While commenting on this year’s funding procedure, Syed Fida ul Hassan Shah, Secretary Campus Financial Aid Committee said that “by setting a new trend, the procedure of finalizing the beneficiaries of financial aid was initiated and completed with the admission process to facilitate the deserving students’ miseries.

National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (NUCES) is established under the umbrella of FAST aiming for the provision of quality, yet affordable, science and technology education in Pakistan. NUCES has five campuses across Pakistan including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Chiniot-Faislabad, and Peshawar.

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