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Tuition & Aid

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
Lehigh University
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:
Tuition: $47,920
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*: $63,595

* For students in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, there is an additional fee of $520.


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 the class of 2015 achieved career-related employment, entered graduate school, or landed other opportunities within their plan


Create “what if” scenarios based on expected family income and anticipated expenses, so you can plan for your education. Explore how to plan and pay for your college education >

Important Deadlines

Student TypeDeadline to file CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®**
Non Custodial Parent Profile
Deadline to file FAFSADeadline to submit personal and business 2014 Federal tax returns* and W2sDeadline to submit personal and business 2015 Federal tax returns*
and W2s
& Lehigh University
Financial Aid Application**
Award Notification
Early Decision INovember 15February 15November 15February 15Mid-December
Early Decision IIJanuary 15February 15January 15February 15Mid-February
Regular DecisionFebruary 15February 15N/AFebruary 15Late March
Fall TransferMarch 1March 1N/AMarch 1Late May
Current StudentsApril 15April 15N/AApril 15Late June

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*Note: Federal Tax Returns must be submitted for custodial parent, student, non-custodial 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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