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Opening Doors to a Lehigh Education

We believe that a Lehigh University education is an attainable goal, no matter your family's financial circumstances. Lehigh University is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students and continually seeks new ways to provide access to a Lehigh education.

We're here to help! Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


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Fast Facts

100%of demonstrated need met

More than 50% of current Lehigh students receive some form of financial aid

$74 million available in grants and scholarships

<1% loan default rate

9+ Merit Scholarships available

460 students benefiting from the Loan Elimination Initiative

500 students benefiting from the Loan Reduction Initiative


Financial Need

The difference between the cost of attendance and a student's (and family's) calculated expected family contribution.

Need-based Aid

Financial aid resources which are determined based on family income, assets and other household factors.

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.