Review the required steps and materials needed to apply for financial aid, grants and scholarships.
We encourage all applicants to apply for financial aid, regardless of a family’s financial circumstance; however, not all families may demonstrate the financial need to qualify for certain types of aid. Be sure to be as thorough as possible when completing the necessary forms to provide a complete picture of your family’s financial circumstances.
Please follow the steps below to determine exactly what you will need to provide in your application for aid. Lehigh's Office of Financial Aid invites you to contact them to discuss the application process below. For U.S. citizens, it's also helpful to take a moment to estimate your potential need using the Net Price Calculator. We strongly encourage families to contact our office if you utilize this tool to discuss the results in greater detail.
The following steps are required for all incoming, domestic students who are applying for need-based institutional aid. If you are applying for federal aid only, you will only need to submit the FAFSA.
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of documents that might be requested. Students should check the applicant portal to view outstanding requirements and to confirm receipt of application materials.
International students who are applying for need-based financial aid need to submit the CSS Profile and the Certification of Finances form. If you are undocumented or have DACA status, please submit all of the items listed above with the exception of the FAFSA.
Lehigh is NOT an IDOC participating school. Parent and student tax information and any supplemental documentation should be submitted directly to the Office of Financial Aid at Lehigh University or by mail.
For a master list with links to all applications and forms related to the need-based financial aid process, please visit the forms page on the Office of Financial Aid site. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that all application materials are received by the deadline.
If there are circumstances or special items you wish to have considered during your financial aid review, you can submit a written statement with your financial aid application. Additionally, we welcome and encourage you to contact Lehigh’s Office of Financial Aid to speak with your Financial Aid Counselor about your circumstances.
|Student Type||Application Deadline||Award Notification|
|Early Decision I||November 1||Mid-December|
|Early Decision II||January 1||Mid-February|
|Regular Decision||February 1 |
(Non-U.S. citizens: January 1)
|Current Students||March 15||Late June|
|Fall Transfer||April 1||Late May|
|Spring Transfer||October 1||Late November|
As Lehigh expands its efforts to help students from all backgrounds find a place on South Mountain, four Mountain Hawks share in their own words why those efforts matter—to them, to their families, and to their future.