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Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP), which was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, provides supplemental education funding to veterans by matching contributions made by participating colleges and universities.

As a Yellow Ribbon Program participant for all undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Lehigh will provide the Yellow Ribbon Program benefit for up to ten undergraduate students per year.

Students are selected for admission based on the merits of their accomplishments and promise. The YRP benefit will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis in order of the receipt of the application for admission among those veterans who are selected for admission.

Lehigh will pay half of the difference between the VA's base benefit and Lehigh's tuition, and the VA will match our contribution. Our grant is for tuition only. The student may, of course, apply for financial aid, but we expect that, in most cases, the VA's other benefits may meet the student's need.

Interested candidates should apply for admission to Lehigh University and also apply for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill and VA education benefits, please call 1-888-GI BILL 1 (888-442-4551) or visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. The Department of Veterans Affairs toll-free number and website provide:

  • Information on VA education benefits 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • The ability to ask questions or send an inquiry

The toll-free number also allows you to:

  • Obtain information on your own benefits account if you receive Montgomery GI Bill's benefits
  • Speak with an education case manager Monday through Friday during normal business hours

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at

Lehigh admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.


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Important Deadlines

Student TypeDeadline 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**
Award Notification
Early Decision INovember 15Mid-December
Early Decision IIJanuary 1Mid-February
Regular DecisionFebruary 1Late March
Fall TransferMarch 1Late May
Current StudentsMarch 15Late 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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