Lehigh University is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students. This makes a Lehigh education more affordable than you think.
We encourage all applicants to file for financial aid. If you don't apply, you may miss out on a range of opportunities to help fund your education through loans, grants or even scholarships!
We're here to guide you through the financial aid process and to provide you with the information and resources you need to plan for funding your education.
STEP 1: Review the types of aid available
STEP 2: Find out what forms you need to submit and apply for Financial Aid by the appropriate deadlines
STEP 3: Review your financial aid award if applicable and ask any questions to help you understand the award and make the best decision for you and your family
Lehigh University follows the Higher Education Act and National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP) and thus does not compensate our admission and financial aid professionals for securing enrollments or awarding of financial aid.
For more information on need-based aid, please contact:
Office of Financial Aid
27 Memorial Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: (610) 758-3181
Fax: (610) 758-6211
The typical costs of attendance for the '16-'17 academic year include the following:
Technology fee: $400
Typical first-year housing: $7,320
Full meal plan: $5,370
Direct-billed expense: $61,010
Estimated books and personal expenses: $2,065
Total expected cost of attendance*: $63,075
* students in certain programs and majors are assessed an additional $520 fee (Engineering and Science fee or Arts and Sciences fee)
Total expected cost of attendance: $63,075
Total expected family contribution: $23,150
Estimated need: $39,925
Estimated grants (institutional/fed/state): $33,425
Estimated loans (institutional/federal): $5,000
Estimated work-study: $1,500
Estimated total aid: $39,925
of demonstrated need met
|Student Type||Deadline to file: CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®**, Non Custodial Parent Profile, FAFSA|
Deadline to submit: personal and business 2015 Federal tax returns* and W2s
& Lehigh University Financial Aid Application**
|Early Decision I||November 15||Mid-December|
|Early Decision II||January 1||Mid-February|
|Regular Decision||February 1||Late March|
|Fall Transfer||March 1||Late May|
|Current Students||March 15||Late June|
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*Note: Federal Tax Returns must be submitted for custodial parent, student, noncustodial parent (if applicable), and business taxes (if applicable) by the deadlines given.
**These items are required if you are applying for institutional need-based financial aid. You do not need to submit these items if you are applying for Federal Aid only.
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