Admissions Menu

You are here

Hands of two Lehigh students writing on paper
Undergraduate Admissions

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 '15-'16 academic year include the following:
Tuition: $45,860
Technology fee: $370
Typical first-year housing: $7,070
Full meal plan: $5,210
Direct-billed expense: $58,510

Estimated books and personal expenses: $2,065
Total expected cost of attendance*: $60,575

* For students in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, there is an additional fee of $190.


Total expected cost of attendance: $58,835
Total expected family contribution: $24,655
Estimated need: $34,180
Estimated grants (institutional/fed/state): $27,480
Estimated loans (institutional/federal): $4,500
Estimated work-study: $2,200
Estimated total aid: $34,180


of demonstrated need met


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 Type Deadline to file CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®**
Non Custodial Parent Profile
Deadline to file FAFSA Deadline to submit personal and business 2014 Federal tax returns* and W2s Deadline to submit personal and business 2015 Federal tax returns*
and W2s
& Lehigh University
Financial Aid Application**
Award Notification
Early Decision I November 15 February 15 November 15 February 15 Mid-December
Early Decision II January 15 February 15 January 15 February 15 Mid-February
Regular Decision February 15 February 15 N/A February 15 Late March
Fall Transfer March 1 March 1 N/A March 1 Late May
Current Students April 15 April 15 N/A April 15 Late June

scroll for more important deadlines >

*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.

Connect With Lehigh

Request More Information

Sign up to receive brochures and emails to learn more about Lehigh and to stay in the know about current events.

Join The Conversation

Have a question or want the latest info?
Join our online community.

Facebook Twitter Tumblr Flickr